CAMELINA Aviation Biofuels:

market opportunity and Renewable Energy Report

Camelina is increasingly heralded as a strategic sustainable biofuels crop that can scale to meet aviation biojet fuel needs.

With successful test flights using Camelina-based fuels in 2009, this oilseed energy crop is positioned for rapid growth in the years ahead.  But what are the industry and agriculture drivers behind the Camelina story?  This report investigates Camelina’s potential and provides a strategic assessment of the market opportunity.

Do you want to know more about camelina and want an objective, unbiased assessment of its significance now, and in the future?

Camelina Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy  Report by Biomass Advisors provides a fact-based assessment and provides insightful analysis to bring you up to speed on the drivers behind the Camelina sativa agriculture and biofuel story.

“Jet fuel has traditionally been the airlines’ second-highest operating expense, exceeded only by labor costs.  Recent oil price increases have made jet fuel the single largest expense…”

Why should you learn more about Camelina?

  • Camelina can improve the productivity and value of low-rainfall, non-irrigated wheat farms by replacing summer fallow rotations.
  • Camelina oil can be processed into HRJ fuel as a drop-in jet fuel that fits into conventional petroleum infrastructure, to reduce biofuel transportation costs and improving biofuel economics and renewable energy profitability.
  • Camelina has potential to be a large-scale and low-cost, sustainable biofuel feedstock for both biodiesel and aviation end markets
  • There are opportunities to add value and generate profits at nearly every link in the farm to fuel Camelina supply chain
  • With careful planning, consideration of risks, and insight into Camelina market growth rates and forecasts, Camelina presents many possible business opportunities, including opportunities to generate additional farm revenues and create renewable energy jobs. 

This report helps you understand the Camelina business opportunity.

Camelina Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy Report by Biomass Advisors includes the insight and information you need to make good agriculture, business and planning decisions about if and when to invest in Camelina:

  • Camelina production forecast for North American through 2025 and supporting data
  • Analysis of the geographies with the strongest Camelina agriculture and economic opportunities
  • Evaluation of primary Camelina policy drivers, including greenhouse gas emissions regulation
  • An overview of applicable U.S. federal, state, and Canadian biofuel incentives
  • The economics of Camelina, including price forecast and cost drivers
  • Parity analysis of Camelina aviation biofuel versus conventional petroleum oil

This fact-filled, in-depth report includes detailed data to help you plan Camelina investments.

  • Graphs, charts and at-a-glance summaries for a quick understanding of key information


  • Summaries and updates of over 50 North American Camelina trials and research and development progress, including progress in validating and improving Camelina agriculture in over 20 US states and four Canadian Provinces
  • Camelina yield patterns and the factors affecting yield, including precipitation, fertilizer, weather patterns, agricultural techniques and more
  • Comparison to other leading oilseed energy crops, including soybean, sunflower, canola and more and the benefits, pros, cons and risks of Camelina
  • Coverage of recent announcements, including current commitments for hundreds of millions of gallons per year of Camelina-based aviation fuel for yet-to-be planted crops and a supply chain that needs to be quickly created and improved
  • Profiles and case studies of the leading players shaping the industry


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This report helps multiple audiences understand and plan for the camelina opportunity, including:

  • Growers, agricultural cooperatives, regional and national agricultural policy groups interested in determining if Camelina is appropriate for their geography and whether it puts fallow land and idle land to better use.
  • Investors looking to understand the potential size and value of the market opportunity, the factors driving investment returns and the risks involved.
  • Owners and developers of processing facilities, including fuel processing plants, oilseed crushing operations and livestock feedlots planning investments in new and existing facilities who seek to understand end-market demand and supply access and sustainability.
  • Potential buyers of Camelina-based products interested in understanding whether, when, how much and at what price biodiesel, renewable aviation fuel, animal feed and more will come available.
  • Companies that provide agricultural services, equipment and supplies interested in identifying new market opportunities.
  • Researchers interested in understanding recent advances and areas that merit additional investigation.

“Whether Camelina emerges as a viable feedstock comes down to the actions of a few determined individuals, especially researchers, entrepreneurs along the supply chain, and early adopter growers as well as the decisions of a handful of highly influential government, regulatory, and end-market customers…”


Biomass Advisors is a market research and advisory firm providing objective and pragmatic analysis to emerging leaders in biofuels and bioenergy.  Our team integrates expertise in policy, economics, marketing and law to interpret industry news, forecast market trends and evaluate market opportunities.

In this report, Biomass Advisors leverages unparalleled access to and cooperation with industry experts and players to cover trends in processing, yields, geographies, and the end-user markets opening up for high-value animal feed, biodiesel and renewable jet fuels.


Executive Overview

Market Drivers



Camelina Geography

Where are the Opportunities?
Competing Crops


Camelina Field Trials

Trial Locations and Yield Patterns
Field Trials
Agricultural Best Practices
Assessing Camelina’s Potential

Camelina Supply Chain

Jet Fuel Supply Chain*
Biodiesel Supply Chain*
Meal & Omega 3
Lifecycle Analysis*

Camelina Economics

Grower Economics
Producer Economics*
Subsidies, Incentives and Mandates*
Petroleum Economics*
Greenhouse Gas Regulation*

Camelina Production Forecast

Forecast Methodology*
Market Drivers
Production Dark Horses: Corn Belt, Northeast & Lake States*
The Need for Large-Scale Meal Markets
Projection Maps

Camelina Profiles

Supply Chain Integrators*
Agricultural Cooperatives*
End Users – Airline*
Trade Associations*
Government Entities*


U.S. Federal Biofuels Supply Chain Strategy*
Bio-SPK Feedstock Characteristics*
Revised Renewable Fuel Standard Volume Requirements*
California CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard Lookup Table*

Tables, Exhibits and Charts

* Omitted in Camelina Sativa Feedstock Report

Camelina Aviation Biofuels: Market Opportunity And Renewable Energy Report also includes more than 40 graphs, charts and maps to illustrate the emerging Camelina opportunity, including heat maps useful for planning regional projects and programs; detailed geographic forecasts for camelina production; and 19 data and summary tables for easy reference.