Michigan State University researchers score $2M DOE funding to study camelina genetics

December 19, 2022 |

In Michigan, researchers at Michigan State University are working to clear the runway for a new source of cleaner, more sustainable biodiesel and jet fuels derived from a relative of cabbage and cauliflower.

With $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, MSU scientists are helping unravel the complex genetics of a plant named Camelina sativa. This knowledge will better equip researchers to improve the plant’s oilseed yield and establish it as a more viable alternative to current petroleum-based fuels that meet the unique demands of air travel.

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