Agrisoma, Uruguay sign partnership to introduce carinata for fuel, feed

May 28, 2017 |

In Canada,  Agrisoma Biosciences and  Uruguay inked a partnership aimed at introducing a new, renewable, low carbon cash-crop for farmers. The deal gives the Quebec-based company the opportunity to grow its business outside of Canada by planting thousands of new hectares of the Carinata seed in Uruguay.

Under this new deal, both parties anticipate significant economic and rural benefits from production of Carinata in Uruguay as a non-food crop that can be made into low carbon bio and aviation fuels as well as nutritious, GMO-free animal feed.

The partnership opens new opportunities for the Canadian agricultural sector to grow more Carinata and feed the global markets demanding a broad solution for world food security and clean energy.

“This partnership is a shining example of how foreign governments and Canadian business can work together to find sustainable farming solutions that address consumer’s increasing demand for healthy food production and renewable energy, says Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Uruguay’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“This is a made in Canada solution,” says Steve Fabijanski, CEO of Agrisoma. “Carinata, is a new crop first developed, tested and grown in Canada and now going global, being farmed as a new second, cash-crop alternative,” says Fabijanski.

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