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Summary: In this study, a techno-economic model was developed to estimate the cost of vegetable oil production and the production plant economic optimum size using canola or camelina as feedstock. A sensitivity analysis found that field cost and meal price have the greatest effect on oil cost; the optimum size of the plant, on the other hand, is most sensitive ...
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Summary: Biotechnology offers a number of solutions to meet the growing need for affordable vegetable oils and vegetable oils with improved fatty acid compositions for food and industrial uses. New insights into oilseed metabolism and its transcriptional control are enabling biotechnological enhancement of oil content and quality. Alternative crop platforms and emerging technologies for metabolic engineering also hold promise for ...
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Summary: Recycled newspaper-reinforced sustainable and biodegradable composite sheets and fibers were fabricated with camelina meal, a by-product of camelina oil extraction-based resin. Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pc.22337/abstract

Summary: A series of new biodegradable polymers based on epoxidized camelina oil was synthesized and investigated. The thermal, mechanical, swelling properties, hydrolysis, biodegradation, and bioresistance of the camelina oil-based polymers with bisphosphonate crosslinks were studied and compared with those of the analogous polymers based on epoxidized linseed oil. The obtained results showed that the properties of the camelina oil-based polymers ...
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Summary: In the present study, response surface methodology was used to optimize processing parameters for bench-scale deodorization of camelina oil. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11746-010-1692-9

Summary: In this paper lubricating properties of rapeseed and camelina oil esters have been compared. Dependency of the electrical resistance and friction coefficient of the lubrication surface using different types of fuel was analyzed. It was stated that the highest electrical resistance occurs when lubrication is done with diesel fuel, whereas the friction coefficient is the lowest at lubrication with ...
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Summary: Camelina oil was found to have a much lower Oil Stability Index (OSI) and higher p-anisidine rates in the oven storage test than either rapeseed or sunflower oils. Stabilization of camelina oil was evaluated with 21 food grade synthetic and natural antioxidants and antioxidant formulations, using both the OSI  and the oven storage test. Accordingly, camelina oils stabilized with ...
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Summary: The oilseed crop Camelina sativa (camelina) has lower production costs than oilseed rape in some climates. For this reason, the production of biodiesel-grade methyl ester from camelina oil was evaluated. The evaluation included quality assessment of esters produced in laboratory and pilot plant, an examination of methods of improving ester low-temperature properties, and vehicle trials. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669003001493

Summary: We report the preparation of two hydrocracking catalysts Pd/CoMoO4/silica and Pd/CNTs/CoMoO4/silica (CNTs, carbon nanotubes). The structure, morphologies, composition, and thermal stability of catalysts were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The catalyst activity was measured in a Parr reactor with camelina fatty acid ...
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Summary: The production of polyols from unrefined vegetable oils by the ozonolysis–hydrogenation process is reported for the first time. The resulting polyols and mono-ols were characterized by GC-FID, DSC, GPC, HPLC, and their acid and hydroxyl numbers, viscosity and molecular weight distribution were determined. Results showed that the physical properties of the refined vegetable oils were different from the unrefined ...
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