Camelina shows promise as source of aviation biofuel, executive says

02/9/2010 | News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), The

The aviation industry could one day run on biofuels as it seeks to reduce petroleum use, according to Richard Wynne, an executive at Boeing. Speaking at a clean-energy conference in Washington state, Wynne added that one of the most promising bioenergy crops is camelina, an oilseed grown in rotation with wheat in eastern Washington. Camelina can survive in water-scarce conditions and marginal soils, Wynne said.

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