IPREFER Project Director and Western Illinois University (WIU) professor Win Phippen (Western Illinois University) introduces the IPREFER (awayIntegrated Pennycress Research Enabling Farm & Energy Resilience) project. IPREFER’s goal is the introduction of field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.), as a new cash cover crop for the midwest region in 2021. IPREFER is a team of academic researchers, extension/outreach specialists, agricultural producers, and commercial interests working to optimize off-season pennycress oilseed production. Western Illinois University leads this five-year $10 million project. Learn more about IPREFER at www.iprefercap.org You can help us evaluate our video and improve future ones by completing a brief evaluation of this video: https://illinoisstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kZgGW4c6kC72nz?Q_CHL=qr (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)

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IPREFER Project Director and Western Illinois University professor Win Phippen gives a brief history of pennycress research at Western Illinois University that identified critical traits Games for the development of pennycress as a new viable rotation crop in the US Midwest region. This is the 2nd video in a 7-part series. (May 2020)

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IPREFER team member and University of Minnesota Research Associate Ratan Chopra is featured in this discussion of the Pennycress Mutation Breeding and Trait Discovery Program at the University of Minnesota (June 2020)

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)