Oct 2, 2008

Camelina approved for feed in Oregon

Good news on the better fuel front: the Oregon Department of Agriculture approved Camelina meal for cattle and hog feed. This opens the door for Camelina, an oilseed that grows with little to no water or fertilizer in poor soil, to be produced more widely for biodiesel production in Oregon.

Camelina meal is what is left over after seeds are crushed for oil; the ODA ruling means that now farmers can sell all parts of the seeds, making it worthwhile for them to grow on their marginal lands.

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