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The Project

In the actual scenario of lack of vegetable raw materials for animal feeding and scarcity of crop alternatives for farmers, the rationale behind Argento project is a win-win story. Camelina represents an alternative oilcrop to be introduced into cereal-based cropping systems, able to grow with low environmental footprint and to source valuable seed cake for poultry feeding (i.e. quails) to produce healthy meat and eggs.

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Focus: Camelina

Differently from other widely cultivated Brassicaceae, camelina owns a unique seed composition with relevant oil (40-42%) and protein contents (25-28%), accompanied by unique oil profile (-linolenic acid up to >35%, tocopherols 800-1000 ppm, erucic acid <4%), thus making its seeds highly suitable for a variety of feed, food or non-food applications.

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