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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is heavily involved with Camelina and carinata and has provided ADF grants for research and crop development. Camelina Day 2009
Metabolix Oilseeds is developing Camelina as a source of feedstocks for bio-plastics and bio-energy.
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.