Tag: camelina

South Dakota researchers closer to extracting glucosinolate from camelina and carinata

South Dakota researchers closer to extracting glucosinolate from camelina and carinata

October 2, 2017 |

In South Dakota, camelina and carinata may be one stop closer to becoming economically viable biofuel feedstocks due to extracting a substance called glucosinolate. Researchers from South Dakota State University developed a means of extracting glucosinolate from the oilseed meal, which may lead to high-value uses for the chemical. The presence of glucosinolate limits the […]

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Michigan State to lead US$10 million DOE research project aimed at boosting camelina yields

Michigan State to lead US$10 million DOE research project aimed at boosting camelina yields

September 20, 2017 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University will lead a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to explore ways to boost camelina’s crop’s yield. Together, the scientists will generate metabolic models to predict how the plant is converting sucrose, the product of photosynthesis, which eventually produces oil. The team’s overall goal is to achieve up to […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s biofuels potential

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s biofuels potential

July 25, 2017 |

Can camelina oil be a viable substitute as a biodiesel feedstocks, given that palm oil has received so much negative attention in Europe at least. In this deck, industry consultants Dr. Kapil Lokare and A. Chakrapani explore the options, the progress with camelina, the metrics and more.

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Kansas State researchers narrowing in on best camelina cultivars

Kansas State researchers narrowing in on best camelina cultivars

June 15, 2017 |

In Kansas, researchers from Kansas State University looked at the interaction between genotype and environment on camelina seed yield, oil content, and fatty acid composition across two locations in the U.S. Great Plains over three growing seasons using three different varieties. Yields in Montana were shown to be more than 50% higher than those in Kansas […]

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California could get additional cold season cop including canola and camelina

California could get additional cold season cop including canola and camelina

March 1, 2017 |

In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March to October. But extension agronomist Stephen Kaffka and his team at UC Davis, including project scientist Nic George, explored growing cool-season crops in the same areas. These are grown from October to June. Why? “Warm-season crops require a lot of irrigation water,” Kaffka […]

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Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

March 6, 2016 |

As we begin to prepare for the annual Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks & Supply Chain event in Miami this June, you might find yourself asking whatever happened to some of the feedstock darlings like jatropha. If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. […]

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8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

October 7, 2015 |

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Kansas State researcher boosts camelina yields

Kansas State researcher boosts camelina yields

August 17, 2015 |

In Kansas, a Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds. Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and collaborators at Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have modified Camelina sativa and produced the […]

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USDA researchers see camelina and soy double cropping boosting yields

USDA researchers see camelina and soy double cropping boosting yields

June 2, 2015 |

In Minnesota, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers can successfully, and sustainably, grow both. Russ Gesch, a plant physiologist with the USDA Soil Conservation Research Lab in Morris, Minnesota, found encouraging results when growing Camelina […]

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Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Consortium; Smart Earth Seeds expands global Camelina production 

Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Consortium; Smart Earth Seeds expands global Camelina production 

April 26, 2015 |

In Alberta, Linnaeus Plant Sciences announced the formation of Linnaeus Plant Sciences BV, headquartered in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This incorporation will allow Linnaeus to join a group of eighteen EU-based partners, of which 50% are SMEs and large enterprises and the remaining 50% are universities and research institutes. The research consortium is being managed by […]

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