Posted in | News | Biofuels | Renewable Energy

Agricultural Research Service Studying the Possibility of Biofuel from Camelina

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are studying the possibility of producing jet fuel from camelina for the aviation industry and the military. Camelina is a plant whose seed has high oil content, which makes it an ideal candidate for producing biofuels. This research backs the recently inked MoU between the U.S. Department of the Navy (DoN) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and also the Commercial Airlines Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)’s interests.

Ever since 2006, university collaborators and ARS researchers have examined the process of incorporating camelina and other seed crops with high oil content into present-day crop production systems. Preliminary findings from Sidney, Montana, indicate that current varieties of camelina utilize almost the same quantity of water used by spring wheat, and it is not feasible for camelina growers. However, selecting and breeding a camelina variety that has rich oil content can serve as an ideal oil seed crop.

Moreover, scientists from Maricopa, Arizona have concluded that some germplasm species from the camelina collection of ARS are ideal for cultivation in tandem with cotton.

In addition to Maricopa and Sidney, some of the other ARS laboratories that are involved in the research on camelina are Pullman, Washington; Prosser, Washington; Morris, Minnesota; and Akron, Colorado.

Source: http://www.ars.usda.gov/

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit
Azthena logo

AZoM.com powered by Azthena AI

Your AI Assistant finding answers from trusted AZoM content

Azthena logo with the word Azthena

Your AI Powered Scientific Assistant

Hi, I'm Azthena, you can trust me to find commercial scientific answers from AZoNetwork.com.

A few things you need to know before we start. Please read and accept to continue.

  • Use of “Azthena” is subject to the terms and conditions of use as set out by OpenAI.
  • Content provided on any AZoNetwork sites are subject to the site Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • Large Language Models can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.

Great. Ask your question.

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.