from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A woolen material with small basket-pattern and loose upstanding hairs.
- Same as
- noun Treacle-mustard; wormseed.
- noun [capitalized] A genus of plants, natural order Cruciferœ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a genus of annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to Central Asia.
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- noun The plant Camelina sativa, sometimes cultivated for
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- noun annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia
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A weedy-looking flowering plant called camelina currently looks like the best shot at success; the U.S.
On Monday, she was applauding a $25 million, five-yearU.S. Department of Agriculture grant designed to put thousands of acres of largely-marginal Eastern Washington farmland to work growing a product called "camelina sativa."
Already this summer, Boeing flew jets to the Paris Air Show using camelina, which is manufactured into a product with a molecular structure identical to that of petroleum jet fuel.
Sustainable Oils solidly supports both agricultural and green energy initiatives with camelina, which is efficiently and economically grown even on marginal lands, harvested with traditional equipment, and requires minimal water.
Linnaeus is hoping to get some of the qualities of castor oil from camelina, which is beginning to attract interest among farmers because it's drought tolerant, it's suitable for marginal agricultural land, and it's a sparse fertilizer user, among other attributes.
The company supports both agricultural and green energy initiatives with camelina, which is efficiently and economically grown even on marginal lands, harvested with traditional equipment, and requires minimal water.
While reluctant to call camelina a wonder plant, Todaro said it could produce 100 to 200 gallons of camelina oil an acre, or about 1 billion gallons a year.
The flight tests blended Hydrotreated Renewable Jet HRJ, an eco-friendly alternative from sources including animal fats or plant extracts such as camelina, with traditional JP-8 jet fuel.
Potential sources include algae, agriculturally based oilseeds such as camelina, wood byproducts and others.
Aviation biofuel is made from plants such as jatropha, halophytes and camelina, or from waste material such as used cooking oil or animal fat, whereas normal jet fuel is made from non-renewable fossil fuel.