College Harvests Biofuels Crop

July 23, 2013

First large dual-crop test of camelina and soybeans in the state.

Individual and business community members from the region joined staff from Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus last week to a harvest party at the 24-acre double-cropped plot of camelina and soybeans, part of an expanding emphasis at the college on biofuel research and training. The camelina will be harvested within the next week.

Andy Aspaas, Chemistry faculty (foreground) discuss the production of biofuels with project partner Carl Rausch from EverCat Fuels, LLC.    Biofuels Profect -Apaas
 Biofuels Project - Jerry Koch Jerry Koch, vice president of the Coon Rapids Foundation Board (left) and new college President Kent Hanson return to the festivities after a close up look at the 24-acre intercropped camelina and soybean field (background). 
 Jesse Kraft from Isanti County Equipment poses with Gerald Gelle's farm equipment, which was used at the research/demonstration site.  Biofuels Harvest

For more information about the demonstration site, the professional training opportunities or more about biodiesel production, please contact Steve Jones at Stephen.jones@anokaramsey.edu or 763-433-1200, or Melanie Waite-Altringer at melanie.waite-altringer@anokaramsey.edu  763-433-1327.