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2009-02-06 16:39:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Plains - The Camelina Company announces that camelina meal will be available for use as broiler chicken feed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved camelina in rations for broiler chickens and with this action the FDA allows Great Plains to state that camelina has GRAS ("generally recognized as safe") status. Camelina already is used in feed mixtures for beef cattle and hogs. While high in protein and vitamin E, camelina...

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2009-01-30 15:00:00

Japan Airlines (JAL) conducted the world's first successful test flight of a Boeing airplane run on biofuel consisting mostly of a non-food energy crop called camelina. The 90-minute demonstration, a joint effort between JAL, Boeing and engine-maker Pratt and Whitney, began as the Boeing 747-300 took off from Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday.  JAL, Asia's largest carrier, said that one of the aircraft's engines was powered by biofuel mixed with traditional kerosene jet oil. "No...

2008-10-27 09:00:34

BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has added a veteran Montana agriculture professional to its team focused on building camelina production and marketing opportunities for farmers. Mike Waring joined the company on October 1 as territory sales manager focused on Montana and North Dakota. Waring will be responsible for contracting camelina production acres and providing technical and agronomic assistance to growers. Sustainable Oils, a joint venture between Targeted...

2008-10-20 09:00:34

BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has named a leading agricultural chemical, seed, and biotechnology industry professional as the company's general manager. Scott Johnson will be responsible for the company's continuing efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for farmers in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Johnson joined the company on Oct. 1. In addition, Sustainable Oils has strengthened its management team with three experienced...

2008-10-02 12:06:53

Great Plains - The Camelina Company entered into an agreement with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to utilize its proprietary technology to produce advanced fuels from the next generation biofuel crop, Camelina sativa. Great Plains has studied the science and agronomy of camelina for over 10 years and for the past three years has contracted with growers throughout the United States and Canada to grow the crop. Currently, the company...

2008-09-24 12:00:32

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has reached a key milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for Montana farmers. The company received approval from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, a department of the Federal Drug Administration, for the use of camelina meal in the diets of feedlot beef cattle and growing swine up to 2 percent of the weight of the total ration. Camelina meal is a by-product of camelina oil extraction....

2008-09-08 06:00:20

Titan Oil and Gas has signed an acquisition agreement for an operational revenue-generating closed-loop green project in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Due to the nature of the agreement, Titan will not be able to release extensive detail or the name of the company until the proxy has been approved. The acquisition will include a merger into a Titan majority-owned subsidiary, whereas additional working capital will be raised. The acquisition will include city contracts for...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

There's a new player fueling the alternative energy market and it's picking up speed as fossil fuels continue to fall short. Camelina, an oilseed crop in the same family as mustard, is currently being grown throughout the United States and Canada and crushed to produce biodiesel by Great Plains - The Camelina Company. With several crushing partners in North America, Great Plains has produced over 10 million road miles of camelina biodiesel to date, and plans to boost production to 100...

2008-07-28 15:00:56

By David Guo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul. 26--SAEGERTOWN, Pa. -- It looks like a long-legged dandelion, smells like broccoli with a hint of hot-dog mustard, and it once lit Bronze Age oil lamps, before gaining favor in ancient Rome as a muscle balm. A long-forgotten, Mediterranean-bred member of the mustard family, camelina might have purpose once again. On 300 acres in Crawford County camelina is being grown as a test crop in the manufacture of biodiesel. Harvest time is here,...

2008-07-21 21:00:33

GOLDEN, Colo., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil hit a record $147 earlier this month, further indicating the need to move away from reliance on the troublesome energy source. In a step toward U.S. energy independence, Blue Sun Biodiesel has earned an ACRE grant from the state of Colorado to commercialize a non-food energy crop, camelina, for use in biodiesel. The crop could bring $80 million to Colorado's economy. The Colorado Agricultural Value-Added Development Board administers the Advancing...