Product: Improved camelina planting seed

The challenge

Biofuel industry needs 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 but also economic and social issues.

 

The Solution

CCE provides a new exclusive camelina variety. The higher productivity and oil content allow to lower production costs as well as GHG feedstock emissions. The higher drought resistance allows to increase the 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 dryland regions
  • It has already been employed by the biofuel (road transportation) and biojetfuel (airplane industry) industry
  • It is cost competitive with current low ILUC feedstock employed for biofuel production
  • It does not compete in land with food production
  • It achieves GHG emission reductions over 60%
  • It implies no LUC and low ILUC impacts

 

The value

The full service, with combined sales of the seeds and guarranteed offtake agreement, reducing farmers risk. Also it can be cultivated  in marginal or fallow land in arid dryland regions.

 

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

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