Ag-West Bio approves $300k funding to Smart Earth Seeds

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SASKATOON, SK (May 11, 2017) – Ag-West Bio, Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association, has approved a $300,000 investment in Smart Earth Seeds, a vertically-integrated plant breeding company developing high-omega meal and oil products derived from its proprietary camelina genetics platform.   Camelina offers special promise as a sustainable source of the essential fatty acid ALA (an omega 3 fatty acid) as …

Camelina Meal Approved as feed for egg-laying hens in Canada

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SASKATOON Nov 3, 2016 – Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to announce that Omega-3 boosting Camelina meal has been approved for listing in Schedule 4 of the Feeds Act in Canada as feedstuff for egg-laying hens. Smart Earth Seeds is the leading global Camelina enterprise that has been working to develop Camelina as a novel rotational oilseed crop in Western …

Camelina Meal Tested in Canadian Dairy Feed Trials

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SASKATOON, Sask, JUNE 20, 2016 –  Two experimental trials are underway at the University of Saskatchewan to assess Camelina as a high-value feedstock for dairy animal diets.   Eight Holsteins will consume nearly five tonnes of Camelina meal to see if various inclusions will produce volumes of fine-tasting milk with healthy Omega3-type nutrients.   Rex Newkirk, Chair of Food Processing …

Crop insurance benefits expanded for Camelina

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Establishment Benefit offered to Saskatchewan producers in 2016 SASKATOON, SK (March 3, 2016) – Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to report that Saskatchewan farmers are now entitled to an Establishment Benefit for Camelina under the provincial crop insurance program. Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation has included Camelina among crops that qualify for an Establishment Benefit under the 2016 insurance provisions. “An …

Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Camelina Consortium – Incorporates Dutch BV

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Linnaeus Plant Sciences Joins EU Consortium – Incorporates Dutch BVAffiliate Smart Earth Seeds expands global Camelina production SASKATOON (April 22) – Linnaeus Plant Sciences, the leading global Camelina enterprise, announces the formation of Linnaeus Plant Sciences BV, headquartered in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This incorporation will allow Linnaeus to join a group of eighteen EU-based partners, of which …

Camelina Approved for Broiler Chicken Meal in Canada

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SASKATOON – Jan. 12, 2015 – Smart Earth Seeds is pleased to announce that Camelina meal has been approved for the first time in Canada for use in broiler chicken feed. Smart Earth Seeds is the leading global Camelina enterprise and has been working to develop Camelina as a valuable new oilseed rotation crop in Western Canada. Thanks to the …

Energizing Commercialization of Industrial Oilseed Crops

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Rising oil prices and the increasing desire for environmentally friendly alternatives are driving demand for plant-based industrial oil products. Prairie Gold is an innovative $4.5 million project to develop the emerging industrial oilseed market in the Prairie region. Managed by Genome Prairie and funded through the Western Economic Partnership Agreement, Prairie Gold research aims to streamline regulatory processes and create …

Linnaeus Plant Sciences and DuPont Sign Technology License Agreement

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SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN (Sept. 13, 2010) Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has entered a licensing agreement with DuPont to use oil gene intellectual property, advanced gene technologies and biotechnology expertise developed by DuPont to accelerate development and commercialization of value-added Camelina oil. Camelina, a drought tolerant, non-food oil seed crop, has the potential to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by offering renewable, …

New C$5M camelina oil development program led by Soy 20/20 and Linnaeus Plant Sciences

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 30, 2013   Bio-science innovators Linnaeus Plant Sciences and Soy 20/20 today begin a new phase in development of Camelina sativa as an environmentally sustainable high-value oilseed crop, with key support from the Government of Canada. Camelina, a drought-tolerant non-food industrial oilseed, can be used in the manufacture of a range of products beyond fuel, including green …