39 min

207 - Is Camelina the New Cover Cropping, Carbon Sequestering, Bioplastics Solution‪?‬ The Business of Agriculture Podcast

    • Business

If you haven’t heard of the oilseed Camelina, join the club. It’s reportedly similar to canola and it’s pushers believe it has big potential as an ingredient in bioplastics — i.e. plastics that won’t clog up our landfills for centuries or leach out as petroleum byproducts. This, combined with the plant’s winter planting season, make it an option for cover cropping as well as fitting into a future of carbon capture for profit (or by regulatory decree). Dr. Oliver Peoples, cofounder of Yield10Bio, joins me to explain this new crop and discuss its potential future. Is it too good to be true or will we be planting Camelina in a few years?

If you haven’t heard of the oilseed Camelina, join the club. It’s reportedly similar to canola and it’s pushers believe it has big potential as an ingredient in bioplastics — i.e. plastics that won’t clog up our landfills for centuries or leach out as petroleum byproducts. This, combined with the plant’s winter planting season, make it an option for cover cropping as well as fitting into a future of carbon capture for profit (or by regulatory decree). Dr. Oliver Peoples, cofounder of Yield10Bio, joins me to explain this new crop and discuss its potential future. Is it too good to be true or will we be planting Camelina in a few years?

39 min

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