Source: Sustainable Oils
A new, larger camelina research facility in Bozeman, Mont., will allow Sustainable Oils to deliver improved camelina varieties to growers. Sustainable Oils' research team moved into the new location in March and has already planted its 2010 research and breeding crop in the adjacent research fields.
The new facility doubles Sustainable Oils' laboratory and office space. It includes a seed processing lab where researchers can analyze camelina seeds for their oil and protein content. The company also planted 20 acres of camelina in its breeding nursery and field testing plots this spring, nearly double the acreage planted in 2009.