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Link to German Wiki Site + Update Industry News
Please link also to the German Wiki http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leindotter You can also update the site with the help of http://www.forexpros.com/fundamental/analysis/biofuels-potential-to-transform-the-global-economy-91729 Thanks, 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:43, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
I have serious doubts about this claim: "Studies have shown camelina-based jet fuel to reduce net carbon emissions from jets by about 80%." If we don't consider how the fuel is produced, but just the results of burning the fuel in the jet engine, this claim would imply that the fuel has less carbon, and therefor more hydrogen, which make it much more volatile, and therefor not jet fuel. It would be something else, like methane.
If we consider how the fuel is produced, the engine driving farming equipement, the electrically powered processing equipment which uses electricity produced by fossil fuel generating machines, the claim is even less believable.
And then there is the "study" itself. What study? Done by who? Published where?
All this smacks of politics.
I was working on camelina sativa page to add some content about cultivation for example. And I could notice that information about the species camelina sativa was shown in two pages: under "camelina" (genus, this page), and another one named "camelina sativa".
In order to gather the info about the species I propose two new pages: "camelina" with info about the genus only and a second one "camelina sativa" including info about the species only. I think it will be clearer.
Also I tried to includes all the previous content in my new version. If I receive not comment in the next days I will load my new entry. Let me know if you would like to change something.
Camelina is a genus within the flowering plant family Brassicaceae. The Camelina species, commonly known as flase flax are native to Mediterranean regions of Europe and Asia. Several species, classified under the genus Camelina, have been little studied with the exception of the specie named Camelina sativa, historically cultivated as oil plant. Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz was the first botanist to use the genus Camelina in his classification works in 1762.
The name Camelina comes from the Greek for "ground" and "flax", alluding to its being a weed which suppresses the vigour of flax crops.
Camelina plants are annual or biennial herbs. Their leaves are simple, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic. The flowers are hermaphroditic actinomorphic, grouped in racemes and yellowish colored. The seeds are formed in dehiscent siliques.