Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) oil as a biofuels feedstock: Golden opportunity or false hope?
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2010
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Volume 22, Issue 12, pages 270–273, December 2010
How to Cite
Moser, B. R. (2010), Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) oil as a biofuels feedstock: Golden opportunity or false hope?. Lipid Technology, 22: 270–273. doi: 10.1002/lite.201000068
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Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) is a promising sustainable alternative energy crop belonging to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. Camelina has several favorable agronomic characteristics which give it 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.