Oilseeds

Biorefinery to convert non-food plant oils, fats into renewable transportation fuels March 2016

SBI BioEnergy is building a biorefinery that will convert non-food canola oil and waste fats into next-generation, renewable transportation fuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Camelina partnered with soybeans for food and fuel benefits December 2015

ARS scientists are evaluating the outcome of integrating camelina, canola, pennycress and other oilseeds with plantings of traditional Midwestern crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Company expects big things from microwaving biomass July 2014

Using patented microwave technology to extract 
high-value components from flax, rosemary, and other crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

WVU biology professor to study the genetics of biomass accumulation for bioenergy July 2014

The branches that initiate near the base of grass plants, called tillers, could hold the key to a more efficient way to create biomass that can ultimately be converted into biofuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Caster oil plant proteins mapped October 2013

Researchers have mapped the proteins from the caster oil plant, which can be used to make bio-diesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ottawa invests in oilseed development September 2013

Funding has been budgeted to help improve camelina's traits as a Canadian oilseed crop. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Full genome sequence for Camelina completed August 2013

Camelina, an oilseed crop popular in Europe prior to the dominance of rapeseed and canola, is increasingly recognized as a valuable industrial oil platform. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ohio State evaluating oilseed crops July 2013

A Ohio State University research project seeks to evaluate the many uses of flax and camelina, including as a biofuel and animal feed. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using camelina to make biofuel July 2013

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is growing camelina and soybeans to expand research and training in the biofuel production process. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada plants record biotech crops February 2013

Canadian farmers planed almost 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was enriched through biotechnology. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Boosting biodiesel with remote sensing September 2012

Research at the USDA ARS is exploring how to use remote sensing tools to instantly assess seed oil quality and quantity, both before and after harvest. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biorefinery uses every bit of soybeans August 2012

Scientists have unveiled a new integrated soybean biorefinery that utilizes all parts of the bean a host of value-added products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA 2011 yield estimates decrease January 2012

The USDA will release the first supply and production estimates of 2012 for various crops, but Reuters has established an estimation based on the current market. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning a troublesome weed into a biodiesel crop March 2011

Despite its unflattering name, stinkweed has some excellent qualities as an oilseed crop for biodiesel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers! 1 comments

Advancing Biocrop Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest February 2011

Research by the USDA could lead to farmers filling up their machines from fuel produced from their own fields. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biodiesel research shows positive results in Sask. December 2010

Results from a biodiesel project from the Saskatchewan Research Council, Natural Resources Canada through the Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative are in. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canola biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas December 2010

New research demonstrates clearly that that the Canadian biofuels industry can count on Canadian canola for sustainable production and conversion to biodiesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Study fosters crop development in Ontario July 2010

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will invest $2.4 million into researching the economic viability of growing biomass crops for energy production in Ontario. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Flowers power biodiesel project June 2010

The North Carolina Department of Transportation harvested a field of bright yellow flowers along Interstate 40 for conversion to biodiesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Soybeans making production processes less expensive June 2011

Soybeans are helping to make industrial epoxy resins used in construction, automotive and furniture production hardier, greener and less expensive. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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