Shown is the ancient crop camelina
whose oil which is extracted from its seed is being tested as a biofuel.
A six-partner consortium, led by Saskatchewan-based Targeted Growth Canada (TGC), expects to demonstrate the emerging biofuel produced from camelina
in a Porter Airlines Q400 turboprop by early 2012.
The Green Hornet was fitted with a General Electric F414 turbofan engine fuelled by a 50/50 biofuel blend derived from the camelina
plant, a renewable, non-food source.
The biofuel in the blend was a hydrotreated renewable jet fuel made from camelina
, a non-food plant.
The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina
cultivation and associated refinery projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia.
The companies plan to produce renewable jet fuels and develop integrated camelina
cultivation and refinery projects in the US, Europe, South America and Asia.
Chapters cover managing invasive plants in natural areas, weed competitiveness of aerobic rice genotypes, developing weed control methods for camelina
(a newly introduced, high-value oil seed crop), the contribution of arable weeds to biodiversity, and biophotons as a novel indicator of herbicidal selectivity in plants.
The fuel used in the recent run of tests was created from the camelina
plant, which is in the same family of plants as the mustard seed and rapeseed.
, one such potential source of fuel, is attracting a high level of interest.
The fuel, which is aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from flights, is derived mainly from camelina
, a plant in the mustard family.
Tokyo, Jan 30, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - Today, Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline to conduct a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel primarily refined from the energy crop, camelina
. It was also the first demo flight using a combination of three sustainable biofuel feedstocks, as well as the first one using Pratt & Whitney engines.
The funding, from the Montana Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program, goes to Great Plains - The Camelina
Company, which is developing Camelina
) as an oilseed crop for biodiesel production in Montana, Washington, Oregon and surrounding states.