Product: Camelina planting seed

The challenge

The biofuel industry needs a reliable supply of feedstock with high GHG emission reductions, which represents over 80% of its cost. Additionally, feedstock for biofuel production should comply not only with environmental requirements but also economic and social concerns.

The Solution

CCE provides a new exclusive camelina variety. The higher productivity and oil content enables lower production costs as well as GHG feedstock emissions. Higher drought resistance allows for an increase in reliability and availability of the crop, and thus of the feedstock supply to the value chain.

Key Features

The improved camelina planting seed features:

  • Camelina crop is a oil crop feedstock that can be cultivated in marginal or fallow land in arid dry land regions.
  • It achieves GHG emission reductions over 60%
  • It does not compete on land with food production.
  • It has already been employed by the biofuel (road transportation) and bio-jet fuel (aeroplane) industry.
  • It implies a no LUC and low ILUC impact.
  • It is cost competitive with current low ILUC feedstock employed for biofuel production.

The value

  • Can be cultivated in marginal or fallow land in arid dry land regions.
  • Full service, with combined sales of the seeds and guaranteed off-take agreement, reducing risk for farmers.
Breeding programme for the development of a New Improved Camelina Variety (Nicava)

Breeding programme for the development of a New Improved Camelina Variety (Nicava)