Search Results for 'Camelina'

More dope, rope, soap: an upward slope in camelina, hemp, cannabis, soybeans for food, fuels, feed

More dope, rope, soap: an upward slope in camelina, hemp, cannabis, soybeans for food, fuels, feed

June 2, 2020 |

Benson Hill, Yield10 and Marrone Bio are in the news this week with advances in their crop technologies aimed at yield improvement and nutritional composition. Yield continues to be the motherlode when it comes to agricultural innovation, you can see the recent waves of agtech investing more or less as a series of novel strategies […]

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Come on, Camelina: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s Potential Yield

Come on, Camelina: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s Potential Yield

September 10, 2019 |

Camelina is one of those fascinating feedstocks but often the yields aren’t high enough to be profitable for farmers. That’s a problem Kristi Snell from Yield10 Bioscience is tackling by developing a camelina feedstock with significantly increased seed yield and/or seed oil content to maximize oil yields per acre using a genome editing technology as […]

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Yield10 publishes plant cell reports including camelina as model crop

Yield10 publishes plant cell reports including camelina as model crop

July 1, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., a company developing new technologies to create step-change improvements in crop yield to enhance global food security, published research describing the development of its Camelina platform as a model crop for novel yield trait discovery. The research paper titled “Camelina sativa, an oilseed at the nexus between model system and […]

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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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Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

January 25, 2017 |

In Montana, a Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient crop that the modern world has come to value as a potential source of alternative fuel. The project was one of seven totaling $7.8 […]

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UConn researchers look at camelina genes and impacts on related plant species

UConn researchers look at camelina genes and impacts on related plant species

July 14, 2016 |

In Connecticut, researchers at the University of Connecticut supported by a grant from the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant Program, an initiative of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, are gathering information about Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop that has never been grown commercially in Connecticut. Camelina has been subject to genetic modification to […]

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