Camelina used to produce 100,000,000 gallons of biodiesel/yr. in Montana
The new venture will produce and market up to 100 million gallons of Camelina-based biodiesel by 2010, launching the single largest U.S. contract for the unique biodiesel-specific feedstock. Nearly all of the initial Camelina production is expected to be grown in Montana.
For Montana agriculture, it means that Montana farmers now have a new way to participate in the emerging green fuel industry and a lucrative new cash crop. Camelina, a distant relative to Canola, can grow on marginal land, requires minimal water or fertilizer, and can be harvested with traditional equipment.