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December 17, 2008

Montana poised to be a major supplier of camelina oil as a biofuel

Montana is poised to be a major player in the growing of camelina oil as a bio-fuel.

Camelina is in the family Brassicaceae which includes rapeseed. At one time, it was used in Europe as a fuel for oil lamps.

According to an article that appeared in the Spokesman Review on December 17th, 2008, Japan Airlines plans a one-hour flight out of Tokyo on Jan. 30, using a jet fuel blend using camelina oil. Read the complete article at http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2008/dec/17/emerging-biofuel-will-get-test-flight/.

Another article can be found at this website link http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/14718.

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