Tag: camelina

Yield10 Bioscience collaboration to develop advanced tech for Omega-3 oils in camelina

Yield10 Bioscience collaboration to develop advanced tech for Omega-3 oils in camelina

November 15, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, signed a collaboration agreement with UK-based Rothamsted Research to support Rothamsted’s Flagship Program to develop omega-3 oils in Camelina sativa. The technology developed by Rothamsted could enable the sustainable, plant-based production of omega-3 (DHA+EPA) nutritional oils that closely mimic the composition of southern hemisphere fish oil, […]

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Yield10 Bioscience starts field tests of winter camelina varieties

Yield10 Bioscience starts field tests of winter camelina varieties

November 1, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, began field testing to evaluate the emergence and agronomics of winter Camelina sativa varieties. The testing of these winter varieties in the 2020/2021 winter season is part of Yield10’s continued development of Camelina sativa in the medium term for use at commercial scale as a cash […]

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Yield10 Bioscience completes harvesting for field test program on camelina and canola

Yield10 Bioscience completes harvesting for field test program on camelina and canola

October 4, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Yield10 Bioscience completed the harvest for its 2020 Field Test Program for Camelina and canola trials conducted in the United States and Canada. Yield10’s 2020 Field Test Program is designed to evaluate several novel traits in Camelina and canola, and the Company expects to begin reporting data from the field tests in the […]

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Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

September 30, 2020 |

In Montana, a research team led by faculty in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture received $5.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy designed to explore camelina, an oilseed with the potential to be an alternative biofuel and multi-use crop. The MSU team will work with collaborators nationwide in administering total funding of $11 […]

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Japanese researchers promote plant growth in Camelina

Japanese researchers promote plant growth in Camelina

August 12, 2020 |

In Japan, researchers at the Japan Science and Technology Agency succeeded in promoting plant growth and increasing seed yield by heterologous expression of protein from Arabidopsis (artificially modified high-speed motor protein) in Camelina sativa, which is expected as a useful plant for biodiesel. In this study, the research group showed that the increase of seed […]

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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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