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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VEGETABLE OIL-BASED FUELS, ADDITIVES AND COPRODUCTS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) oil as a biofuels feedstock: Golden opportunity or false hope?

Author
item Moser, Bryan

Submitted to: Lipid Technology
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 3, 2010
Publication Date: December 15, 2010
Citation: Moser, B.R. 2010. Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) oil as a biofuels feedstock: Golden opportunity or false hope? Lipid Technology. 22:270-273.

Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Camelina (Camelina sativa) is a promising sustainable alternative energy crop belonging to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family with several favorable agronomic characteristics that has potential to significantly enhance domestic biofuels production. With high seed oil content as well as high yield of oil per hectare, camelina can be efficiently processed into high quality renewable fuels such as biodiesel (fatty acid methyl esters) as well as renewable diesel and jet fuels using existing technologies. This review summarizes the attributes of camelina along with conversion of the lipid fraction into advanced renewable biofuels.

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