Plantations International Expands Indonesia Camelina Sativa Seed Program

Plantations International Expands Indonesia Camelina Sativa Seed Program

 After the successful launch of its first Camelina Sativa seed farm​, Hong Kong-based Plantations International through its local Indonesian subsidiary PT Gaharu Kapita Indonesia has allocated funds to expand its Camelina Sativa seed acclimatization program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to a second seed farm . Plantations International has plans to create enough Camelina Sativa seeds to plant over 1000 acres per year, per seed farm.

Camelina Sativa is a genus within the flowering plant family Brassicaceae. Camelina oil is an edible oil that comes from seeds of Camelina Sativa, commonly known as false flax. Camelina oil has been used in Europe and North America for a few centuries as an oilseed and for lighting lamps. However, it has never been a prominent oilseed crop. Presently, there is a lot of research into the industrial applications of camelina oil, especially as biofuel. Camelina oil has been found to contain high amounts of omega – 3 fatty acids, like flaxseed oil, which make it suitable for use as a nutritional supplement and a general purpose oil. As a way to reduce fossil fuel emissions, the US Navy has been testing a 50-50 mix of jet aviation fuel and biofuel derived from camelina seeds.

Camelina Sativa will easily give farmers an extra biofuel crop that would not be competing with food production.

HANS VAN DEN BOSCH, DIRECTOR OF INDONESIA PROJECTS, PLANTATIONS INTERNATIONAL

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For further information, please contact:

Mr. Marvin Lee
Director of Communications
Plantations International Limited

Office: +852 5808 3775
Email: marvin.lee@plantationsinternational.com

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Plantations International is a multinational plantation and farm management company whose specialty is in providing sustainable agricultural and forestry management services for its clients. From the pre-conceptual planning stages to harvesting and marketing the final products, Plantations International strives to go the extra mile to exceed its clients’ expectations.  We put teamwork, innovation and our passion for creating “ethical & sustainable capital” at the heart of everything we do.

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