IPREFER Project Director and Western Illinois University (WIU) professor Win Phippen introducers viewers to the IPREFER research project (May 2020).

IPREFER Project Director and Western Illinois University (WIU) professor Win Phippen presents a general introduction to the winter annual oilseed, field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.), as a new cash cover crop for the midwest region for the sustainable biofuels industry. Professor Phippen covers details of how pennycress seed is established in research plots at WIU. This is the 1st video in a 7-part series. (May 2020)

IPREFER Project Director and Western Illinois University (WIU) professor Win Phippen presents a brief history of pennycress research at WIU that identified critical traits for the development of pennycress as a new viable rotation crop in the midwest region. Professor Phippen will also introduce the new USDA-NIFA CAP project called IPREFER which is focused on beginning pennycress to commercialization. This video is the 2nd in a 7-part series.

Dr. Pamela Tas is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a member of the IPREFER research project team. Dr. Tas discusses how to create biodiesel and green aviation fuel using the plant known as pennycress. Dr.Tas also discusses how this biodiesel provides environmental benefits by using biomass to create transportation fuels. This video is the first in a three-part series. The material is intended for advanced high school and college students interested in ag-based biofuels. (Winter 2020)

IPREFER research collaborator and University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor Dr. Pamela Tas presents a brief introductory talk on biodiesel transesterification. This video is the second of a three-part series. The material is intended for advanced high school and college students interested in ag-based biofuels. (Winter 2020)

Dr. Pamela Tas is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a member of the IPREFER research project team. Dr. Tas demonstrates the third step or filtration step in the biodiesel making process. This video is the third in a three-part series. The material is intended for advanced high school and college students interested in ag-based biofuels. (Winter 2020)