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Packing peanuts from sunflower stem pith, biobased packaging tape, wheat-based ‘turtle straws’, bioluminescent glow sticks, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 9th

Packing peanuts from sunflower stem pith, biobased packaging tape, wheat-based ‘turtle straws’, bioluminescent glow sticks, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 9th

January 8, 2020 |

As you clean up the post-holiday mess, you might find those annoying packaging peanuts all over your home or office…but three teens have developed an alternative to packing peanuts made from sunflower stem pith! And while we are talking about packaging, a German-based adhesives maker introduced biobased packaging tape. And with the darkness of winter, […]

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2019 EU sunflower crop falls  short of 2018 levels

2019 EU sunflower crop falls  short of 2018 levels

October 20, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the yield forecast for the EU-28 is an average of 22.9 decitonnes per hectare, a drop of 5 percent or1.3 decitonnes per hectare below 2019 levels. Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft reports that Slovenia, Romania and Spain are projected to see the sharpest decline in yield, of 12 per cent on average. Nevertheless, […]

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Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

Beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 17th

April 16, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 17th. In today’s Digest, beyond beef with no cow, sunflower crop waste for phone cases and binders, BASF’s bioactives from rambutan tree, repurposing wastewater algae, Nouryon’s biopolymer for hair care — these and […]

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Unexpectedly good sunflower oilseed harvest

Unexpectedly good sunflower oilseed harvest

November 11, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that sunflower seed, the second most important oilseed crop in Europe, accounting for one third of the 2018 cultivation area, was affected less severely by unfavorable growing conditions that hit winter-planted crops and rapeseed extremely hard this year. Conditions at the timeof sowing in spring were good and around 4.2 million […]

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EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

EU sunflower production expected lower than last year

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that although the sunflower area has remained constant in the EU-28, the EU Commission anticipates a sharp drop in sunflowerseed production. Yields, especially in Romania and France, could be disappointing. According to figures just published by the EU Commission, the 2018 EU-28 sunflower area of 4.2 million hectares has remained virtually […]

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Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower oil hits cosmetics market, soon to be in cooking oil

Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower oil hits cosmetics market, soon to be in cooking oil

February 11, 2018 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is integrating traditional Hawaiian planting practices at their sunflower fields and expanding beyond biodiesel. The sunflowers are being converted into cosmetic-grade sunflower oils and food-grade cooking oil, as well as biodiesel. The sunflower cooking oil is expected to hit the market by this summer. The cosmetic-grade oils are being sold at […]

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EU drops sunflower forecast

EU drops sunflower forecast

November 10, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the EU Commission lowered its forecast for the EU-28 sunflower output in 2017 from the previous month. Whereas French harvest figures are surprisingly positive, Romania’s harvest is lower than expected. In its latest monthly estimate, the EU Commission forecast the EU sunflowerseed harvest slightly down. In September, production was projected […]

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Sunflower seed harvest forecast down significantly in EU due to hot and dry weather

Sunflower seed harvest forecast down significantly in EU due to hot and dry weather

August 12, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in its latest monthly estimate, the EU Commission cut its outlook for the EU sunflower seed harvest substantially. Whereas in June, production was still estimated at just over 9 million tonnes, the forecast was reduced to 8.7 million tonnes in July. This would be up 33,000 tonnes from 2016, but […]

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Yield Increases Offset Production Area Decline for EU Sunflowers

Yield Increases Offset Production Area Decline for EU Sunflowers

July 15, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the EU Commission expects sunflower seed output to grow due to yield increases, even though there is a slight reduction in EU sunflower area. Especially Romania and Bulgaria are expected to see higher yields. According to figures just published by the EU Commission, the 2017 sunflower area in the EU-28 […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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