Camelina Bio-Fuel Seed
Camelina has been much in the news of late, as a biofuels feedstock of strong promise, because of its position as one of the few “sustainable, affordable, reliable, available” feedstocks suitable for aviation biofuels. Camelina is used to produce bio-diesel, cooking oil and jet fuel. Planting rates vary from 6 to 12 lbs. per acre depending on soil type and geographical planting area. Camelina should be fertilized with a minimum of 50 units of Nitrogen to obtain the high end of the seed yields. Expected seed yields are between 500 and 2500 lbs per acre. It takes approximately 20-21 lbs of seed to produce 1 gallon of oil.