Pennycress Likely Alternative to Widely Used Oilseeds

June 11, 2021 — Pennycress, a plant long considered a pest, is being looked at as a new alternative to widely used oilseeds. A new variant of pennycress has been created by gene-editing, and the compound that gives the plant its well-known foul odor has been suppressed. This new version could help the world transition to lower-carbon economy via biofuels. CoverCress, the company that is selling the new pennycress, is expecting to plant up to 1,000 acres of the plant this fall, with plans to expand to 3 million acres by 2030.

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