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Genome Prairie
Genome Prairie develops and manages large-scale genomics-based research projects by bringing together industry, government, and academia to promote biological innovations for matters that are significant in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There is also close cooperation with Ag-West Bio to facilitate commercialization of these scientific innovations.
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Ag-West Bio is a leader in the Saskatoon Biotechnology Cluster, and facilitates the development of biotech enterprises. Ag-West Bio is managing a carinata- and Camelina-based drop-in biojet fuel feasibility project which is funded by the AAFC CAAP (Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program) through the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan.
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Linnaeus Plant Sciences is developing Camelina as an industrial oilseed crop for the generation of value-added bioproducts to replace non-fuel petroleum products such as motor oils, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids. They are also creating the path to regulatory approval for growing Camelina as an industrial crop.
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National Research Council – Aquatic and Crop Resource Development. (NRC-ACRD) is involved with the biology of oil profile modification, genome sequencing (in collaboration with AAFC), and doubled-haploid development for an efficient breeding program.
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is involved with the breeding of elite agronomic traits in Camelina, and are collaborating with NRC-ACRD for the sequencing and annotating of the genome.
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Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is heavily involved with Camelina and carinata and has provided ADF grants for research and crop development. Camelina Day 2009
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Metabolix Oilseeds is developing Camelina as a source of feedstocks for bio-plastics and bio-energy.
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Genome Atlantic develops and fosters large scale genomics-based research projects to promote biological discoveries and innovations for Atlantic Canada. The “Camelina: Developing Canada’s Next Oilseed” project is using both Camelina and fin-fish genomics to develop Camelina both agronomically and for use as a fish-meal replacement as a means for sustainable fish farming. This project will have genomic and breeding synergies with Genome Prairie’s “Prairie Gold” project.