Camelina is an oilseed crop in several European countries (Austria, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and the USSR) and a feedstock for biodiesel production.
Pure Camelina is cold-pressed oil derived from Camelina Sativa seeds. It is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids available. Although Camelina oil has been used for thousands of years, it is just now getting the notice it deserves for its use as a biofuels oil source. It is also a safer source of omega 3 than fish oils. (Fish oils are at risk of mercury contamination). Pure Camelina oil is better than fish oil.
Camelina is an under-utilized crop and it creates market solutions for the demanding Biodiesels industry. The method of extraction is cold pressing. The adding benefit of using Camelina oil is it’s similarity to soybean oil for cold flow properties, which is an important factor for cold weather biofuel producers. The seeds contain oil, protein and are high in omega 3.