The invasion potential and competitive ability of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz (camelina) in rangeland ecosystems – Davis, P.B. – University of Montana, Thesis, 2010

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Summary: Objectives of this study were to 1) quantitatively assess the invasion potential of C. sativa by collecting demographic data over two years and developing a population dynamics model, 2) compare experimental results and modeling outcomes to predictions suggested by a qualitative weed risk assessment system, and 3) assess the impact of growing conditions on the relative competitiveness of C. …

Camelina (Camelina sativa) Tolerance to Selected Preemergence Herbicides – Jha, P. and Stougaard, R.N. – Weed Technology 2013

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Summary: Camelina is an emerging oilseed crop suitable for biofuel production in dryland cropping systems of the northwestern United States. Currently, camelina growers have limited herbicide options available for weed control. Tolerance of camelina to PRE applications of quinclorac, S-metolachlor, dimethenamid-P, pendimethalin, and pyroxasulfone was evaluated at two locations (Kalispell in 2009 and 2010, and Huntley in 2010 and 2011) …

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Camelina included in Canada’s 2014 cash advance program for growers

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Camelina is being included for the first time in Canada’s Advance Payments Program (APP), commonly known as the cash advance program. Western Canadian farmers can apply for a pre-harvest cash advance on actual seeded acres of Camelina, or, after the crop is in the bin, for a post-harvest advance of up to $400,000. The cash advance rate paid to Camelina growers …

Life cycle assessment: By-products in Biofuels Production Battle: Rapeseed vs Camelina sativa L. – S.M. Petre, S. Jurcoane, P. Dobre, R. Petcu, D. Dimitriu – AgroLife Scientific Journal 2013

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Summary:  Camelina cultivation requirements are assessed by the authors, as well as pilot scale oil recovery to calculate life cycle analyses of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy demand; a comparison with the rapeseed cultivation in Romania is also conducted. The best result obtained for camelina value chain, regarding the greenhouse gas emissions reduction was over 60% compared to petroleum …

Development of emission parameters and net energy ratio for renewable diesel from Canola and Camelina – P. Miller and A. Kumar – Energy 2013

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Summary: This study estimated the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and net energy ratio (NER) for producing hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) from canola and camelina in Western Canada. HDRD from camelina is environmentally superior to HDRD from canola due to lower agricultural inputs and higher yield for camelina. Considering all of the scenarios examined, HDRD from both crops appears to be …

Sustainable Oil Crops Production – C. Eynck D. Shrestha, J. Vollmann, K.C. Falk, W. Friedt, H.P. Singh & E. Obeng in Biofuel Crop Sustainability ed. Bharat Singh 2013

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Summary: The international biodiesel market is dominated by rapeseed oil, followed by soybean and palm oil. However, other crop platforms such as camelina and the recently emerged Ethiopian mustard hold promise as new biodiesel feedstocks. This chapter presents an overview on sustainability considerations associated with each of these oil crops. Life-cycle analysis (LCA) shows that biodiesel from soybean and rapeseed …

Life cycle assessment of camelina oil derived biodiesel and jet fuel in the Canadian Prairies – X. Li, E. Mupondwa – Total Environment 2014

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Summary: This study evaluated the environmental impact of biodiesel and hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel derived from camelina oil in terms of global warming potential, human health, ecosystem quality, and energy resource consumption. The life cycle inventory is based on production activities in the Canadian Prairies and encompasses activities ranging from agricultural production to oil extraction and fuel conversion. The lower …

A life cycle assessment of biodiesel derived from the “niche filling” energy crop camelina in the USA – B.J. Krohn, and M. Fripp – Applied Energy 2012

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Summary: In this study the environmental viability of camelina biodiesel was assessed using life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology. Link: