A shrub originating from Europe, Camelina sativa, the seeds of which can be processed into biofuel has recently been planted in Playen, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, to help solve any future energy crisis and improve local farmers’ income.
The first planting of the shrub, also known as camelina, gold-of-pleasure, or false flax, was conducted by the Yogyakarta Forestry and Horticulture Agency in cooperation with Waterland Asia Investments Pte. Ltd, which has committed to buying the harvest.
Tags: cooperation agreement, renewable energy, genetic engineering, aviation fuel, international market standards, biodiesel, cattle feed
Source: The Jakarta Post, 2013-06-03.