Long known as a Thanksgiving dinner staple, the humble sweet potato might hold some surprising and practically magical powers. Nationally renowned research scientist, Dr. Brian Bowman, has been exploring research and extension activities and investigating the efficacy of harvesting sweet potatoes into an ethanol-based biofuel powerful enough to fuel a jet airplane. The future of agriculture has a lot to do with creating environmentally-responsible and renewable resources, maintaining the rich nutrients found in soil, and projects like the ones being done through USDA and the Treasure Coast Research Park could one day soon create the world’s next energy source – one that can fuel jet planes and people alike.

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