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Camelina pushed for small-scale biodiesel production in Arkansas

In Arkansas, camelina is being introduced into DeWitt as an alternative winter crop while a mini-biorefinery will be built to process local production. The facility developed by Springboard Biodiesel will produce 80,000 gallons per year. The push is the first project of the Farm to Fuel program. The fuel will be used locally for buses, […]

October 28, 2013 More

UOP’s Green Jet Fuel from camelina soars in Colombian commercial flight

In Colombia, UOP announced that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ produced using Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process powered the first commercial flight in Colombia operating with renewable jet fuel. A LAN Airbus A320 aircraft traveled with 174 passengers from Bogotá El Dorado International Airport to Santiago de Cali, Colombia. One of the aircraft’s two engines was […]

October 17, 2013 More

Canadian company maps camelina genome

In Canada, Genome Prairie has mapped the genome of camelina sativa that will help researchers further enhance and develop the crop to improve biofuel and co-product production. Key research areas include improved drought and pest resistance as well as increased yields.

August 27, 2013 More

Indonesia Explores Camelina to Improve Farmer Income and Energy Production

In Indonesia, the Yogyakarta Forestry and Horticulture Agency, in partnership with Waterland Asia Investments Pte. Ltd, has planted camelina shrubs in the hopes of creating an income and energy generation project for local farmers. In an effort to diversify away from food crops, and increase farmer incomes, the agency has donated 300 hectares with an […]

June 3, 2013 More

Camelina on the move: Global Clean Energy Holdings acquires Sustainable Oils

Signature camelina developer acquired by GCEH in non-cash transaction, as 2011′s wonder feedstock takes a step forward.
 In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in Camelina genetics and production. The acquisition includes 100% ownership interest of Sustainable Oils and the ownership of the key intellectual property and […]

March 14, 2013 More

EPA green lights camelina, energy cane but keeps the lid on arundo

New renewable feedstock OKs. Good news, bad, neutral? The Digest looks in depth at the latest from EPA. In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule qualifying biofuels produced from camelina oil as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel, as well as biofuels from energy cane which qualify as cellulosic biofuel. This final […]

February 26, 2013 More

EPA releases final rule on camelina and energy cane

In Washington, the EPA has released its final rule on camelina as a feedstock for advanced biofuel generation. This final rule describes EPA’s evaluation of biofuels produced from camelina oil and energy cane, as well as renewable gasoline and renewable gasoline blendstock made from certain qualifying feedstocks.

February 25, 2013 More

KSU gets $5.08 million from USDA to study camelina

In Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has just awarded $5.08 million to a team of researchers, led by Kansas State University Distinguished Professor in Grain Science and Industry, Xiuzhi “Susan” Sun, to study camelina’s potential. Her research focuses on how plant- and grain-based materials such as oils, proteins and fibers can be used to […]

January 15, 2013 More

Neste Oil to produce renewable jet fuel from Spanish camelina

In Finland, Neste Oil will produce 4,000 metric tons per year of renewable jet fuel using sustainable Spanish camelina oil and used cooking oil under the EU-funded ITAKI project. The three-year project received $13.2 million and will feed into the 2 million ton renewable jet fuel initiative European Aviation Biofuels Flightpath.

December 24, 2012 More

GE Aviation, Great Plains in talks for camelina biofuels jet engine tests

In Ohio, GE Aviation is talking with Great Plains Oil & Exploration about using the company’s camelina oil as biofuel feedstock for renewable jet fuel. The company is also exploring algae as a potential feedstock. It is currently working to source millions of gallons of biofuels for jet engine testing. More on the story.

June 27, 2012 More