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Summary: Modified fatty acids (mFA) have diverse uses, e.g., cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) are feedstocks for producing coatings, lubricants, plastics, and cosmetics. The expression of mFA-producing enzymes in crop and model plants generally results in lower levels of mFA accumulation than in their natural-occurring source plants. To further our understanding of metabolic bottlenecks that limit mFA accumulation, we generated transgenic ...
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Carbodiimide stabilizes the ultrasound-pretreated camelina protein structure with improved water resistance – Xiangwei Zhua, Donghai Wangb, Xiuzhi Susan Sun – Industrial Crops and Products 2016 Summary: Camelina protein showed poor water resistance, which restrained its industrial application, such as for adhesives or coatings. In this research, the effect of ultrasound pretreatment and carbodiimide coupling on water resistance of camelina protein ...
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Summary: The alcoholysis of crambe and camelina oils was carried out with oleyl alcohol, alcohols derived from crambe and camelina oils, and n-octanol using potassium hydroxide as catalyst to prepare alkyl esters. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11746-000-0060-2

Summary: Crambe and camelina oil were transesterified with oleyl alcohol, the alcohols derived from crambe and camelina oils, n-octanol or isopropanol using Novozym 435 (immobilized lipase B from Candida antarctica), Lipozyme IM (immobilized lipase from Rhizomucor miehei), and papaya (Carica papaya) latex lipase as biocatalysts. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11746-000-0059-8

Summary: Fatty acids obtained from seed oils of crambe (Crambe abyssinica) and camelina (Camelina sativa) via alkaline saponification or steam splitting were esterified using lipases as biocatalysts with oleyl alcohol and the alcohols derived from crambe and camelina oils via hydrogenolysis of their methyl esters. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11262006

Summary: Biodiesel derived from camelina as well as other feedstocks including palm, mustard, coconut, sunflower, soybean and canola were prepared via the conventional base-catalyzed transesterification with methanol. Fatty acid profiles and the fuel properties of biodiesel from these different vegetable oils were analyzed and tested in accordance with ASTM D6751. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11746-011-1970-1

Summary: Updated estimates of camelina cultivation requirements and commercial scale oil recovery and refining were used to calculate life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy demand for both hydrotreated renewable jet fuel (HRJ) and renewable diesel (green diesel, GD). Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ep.10461/abstract

Summary: In this research, the components in camelina meal were extracted and studied for their composition, structure, and properties. The potential of using the camelina meal to develop thermoplastics was also studied by grafting various vinyl monomers. Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf300695k

Summary: Oil from the seed of seven Brassicaceae species, Sinapis alba (yellow mustard), Camelina sativa (false flax), Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard), B. napus (rapeseed), B. juncea (oriental mustard), B. rapa (field mustard), and S. arvensis (wild mustard), were recovered by cold pressing and filtration without further refining. The physical, chemical, and lubricant properties of the oils were determined. Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejlt.201200422/abstract

Summary: The high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids of camelina oil (over 50%), which is rich in linolenic acid (37–40%) limits its commercial value and large-scale production. To improve the oil quality and its oxidative stability the methyl esters have been selectively hydrogenated using a non-toxic and non-pyrophoric heterogeneous copper catalyst. Our results showed that both catalysts are able to ...
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