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"The alternative fuels test program is a significant milestone in the certification and ultimate operational use of biofuels by the Navy and Marine Corps. It's important to emphasize...the Navy's commitment to reducing dependence on foreign oil as well as safeguarding our environment. Our Navy, alongside industry, the other services and federal agency partners, will continue to be an early adopter of alternative energy sources."

- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

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Click here for a full listing of news releases, photos and news articles about the successful test flights of U.S. Navy and Air Force jets using camelina-based jet fuel.

US Military Ready to Buy Homegrown Jet Biofuels
McClatchy Newspapers
June 20, 2011

Aviation Biofuels About to Take Off
The Market Oracle
June 20, 2011

Group OK's biofuel blend for airlines
Boston Globe
June 10, 2011

Camelina offers hope as California biofuel crop
Western Farm Press
May 10, 2011

From Seed to Supersonic
Currents, The Navy’s Environmental Magazine
Winter 2011

The U.S.S. Prius
New York Times
Dec. 18, 2010

New camelina research facility to coordinate worldwide efforts
The Prairie Star
July 2, 2010

U.S. camelina research centre benefits Canada
Western Producer
June 24, 2010

Camelina at a crossroads
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
June 23, 2010

Sustainable Oils Produces Camelina-based Fuel for Successful U.S. Air Force Flight
March 29, 2010

Jet Stream: Biofuels Digest Special report on Aviation Biofuels
Biofuels Digest
March 3, 2010

Clean energy conference touts biofuels
Tri-City Herald
Feb. 9, 2010

Solazyme, Sapphire Energy, Sustainable Oils, Rentech, Terasol share “Biofuels Digest Company of the Year Award” for Achievement in Commercialization
Dec. 31, 2009
Biofuels Digest

Bozeman-based oil to be used in green fuel for jetliners
Dec. 15, 2009
Montana’s News Station

Camelina-based renewable fuel coming to Sea-Tac airport

Dec. 15, 2009

Airlines announce deal to buy greener jet fuel

Dec. 15, 2009
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

FDA approves Camelina as Cattle Feed Supplement
Nov. 11, 2009
Associated Press article posted on Capital Press web site

FDA decision to let growers of camelina expand market
Billings Gazette
Nov. 9, 2009

Test Results Promising that Navy Hornet Can Fly on “Green Fuel”
News Release - Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Oct. 27, 2009

Navy secretary seeks greener fleet
The Virginian-Pilot
Oct. 17, 2009

U.S. Navy Super Hornet has Camelina Biofuel in its Sights
Sept. 13, 2009

Navy to fly jets fueled by algae, oilseed crop
Associated Press/Billings Gazette
Sept. 9, 2009

Camelina-jatropha biofuel powers hydroplane test
Biodiesel Magazine
Aug. 6, 2009

Retired Chip Hanauer has the fastest lap in hydroplane qualifying on Lake Washington
Seattle Tiimes

Targeted Growth Plots Future as Agricultural Biotech, Cleantech Pioneer
July 24, 2009

Plant-derived fuels could be certified for flights within a year, says Boeing exec
May 29, 2009

Aviation biofuel proves itself in tests, but is there enough?
McClatchy Newspapers
May 28, 2009

Renewable fuel push may help Montana
Billings Gazette

Study Shows Camelina-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel Reduces Carbon Emissions 84%
Gas 2.0

Planes, Trains and Supersonic Spaceships
Popular Science

Jet fuel from oilseeds emits less greenhouse gas
Associated Press article

Biofuels May Be Viable in 10 Years
Aviation Week
April 1, 2009

North America Camelina Industry Forms Association
Biodiesel Magazine
March 4, 2009

Air Algae: U.S. Biofuel Flight Relies on Weeds and Pond Scum
Scientific American    
Jan 7, 2009             

JAL Sets Biofuel Test Flight Using Camelina
Aviation Week
Dec. 16, 2008        

Oilseed Comes of Age
Biodiesel Magazine
November 2008             

Feeding Camelina Meal Receives Regulatory Approval for Use in Livestock Diets
Seed Today
Sept. 24, 2008           

Special Biofuels Digest Report on camelina, an advanced biodiesel “wonder crop”
Biofuels Digest
Aug. 18, 2008           

The chemical industry is rediscovering its agricultural roots and looking at new plants as alternative feedstocks
ICIS Chemical Business
March 10, 2008           

Camelina Biofuel Development Center Slated for Bozeman
New West
Feb. 11, 2008

New company sets sites on biofuel
Sustainable Industries Journal
Dec. 4, 2007
Wes Miller         

Featured Story: Cutting Biodiesel Costs with Camelina
Greentech Media
Nov. 21, 2007
Rachel Barron   

Click here for a full listing of news releases, photos and news articles about the successful test flights of U.S. Navy and Air Force jets using camelina-based jet fuel.