Scott Johnson, president of a company that has set its sights on this cultivar, will tell you that Camelina saliva meets all the criteria for a second-generation biofuel. Johnson' company, Sustainable Oils, is combining agronomy with high-tech bioscience in a vertically-integrated production model designed to shepherd camelina into today's biofuel lexicon. Recently it was awarded a contract by the Defense Energy Support Center to supply 100,000 gallons. Sustainable Oils has targeted its first production to jet fuels and the US military because the military is a ready market for this type of fuel, Johnson explains. A main tenet of Sustainable Oil's business model is to avoid reinventing the wheel. The company was drawn to camelina for all its previously listed criteria, but also because farmers growing it can use the same machinery, rotate it with their wheat crops and store it in wheat silos. Johnson says other farmers have reported camelina improves the soil for wheat because its deep taproot aerates the soil.