New feedstock could power vehicles

Colorado State University (CSU) researches Camelina sativa, a feedstock that could be used to power vehicles.

CSU scientists are conducting a three-year study on Camelina sativa to study its potential as an economically viable and environmentally sustainable biofuels crop.

In July, the research team led by CSU agriculture professor John McKay was presented with a $1.5 million (€1.1 million) federal grant to study Camelina's potential as a biofuel.

Although Camelina yields produce less oil per acre than oilseed crop canola, 'Camelina has better qualities (than canola) for growing with less irrigation and fertiliser input', Mckay comments.

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