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Yield10 and BioMar to commercialize Omega-3 Camelina Crop

December 29, 2023  By Hatchery International staff

Yield10 Bioscience Camelina containing the omega-3 EPA trait growing at acre scale in spring 2023.

Yield10 Bioscience and BioMar Group have signed an agreement to form a long-term partnership to commercialize a Camelina crop containing enriched levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) equal to fish oil.

Omega-3 Camelina technology is advancing toward market availability and has the potential to become an important, high-quality supplement to the supply of marine long-chain fatty acids. 

The new Omega-3 Camelina product is ideally designed for the needs of the aquaculture industry. Oliver Peoples, president and CEO, of Yield10 Bioscience said a partnership with BioMar could accelerate the development of the product. 

“We look forward to working closely with BioMar to develop a collaborative program to bring this new source of high-quality EPA and EPA+DHA omega-3 oils to the market to strive to meet the aquaculture industry’s growth demand and sustainability goals,” said Peoples.

Yield10 plans to scale up planted acres of Camelina to supply BioMar with oil for formulation and testing while securing regulatory approval for commercial production of Omega-3 Camelina oil and meal in the production areas. 

The companies believe that the Omega-3 Camelina technology will play a role in the future omega-3 market and pave the way for growth within the aquaculture industry.

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