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Evogene in deal with Brazilian agri-giant for castor bean trials

In Israel, Evogene and SLC Agricola, one of Brazil’s largest landowners and agriculture businesses, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between SLC and  Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly-owned subsidiary, for the commercial production of Evofuel developed castor bean varieties in Brazil, expected to take place during 2016. Evofuel focuses on the development of high yielding […]

March 25, 2014 More

Evogene, SLC Agricola tie-up for castor bean expansion in Brazil

In Israel, Evogene and SLC Agricola announced the signing of a collaboration agreement for the commercial production of Evofuel developed castor bean varieties in Brazil, expected to take place during 2016. Evofuel focuses on the development of high yielding castor bean seeds as a second-generation feedstock for the growing biofuel and other industrial markets.    […]

March 25, 2014 More

Precision BioSciences and Nova Synthetix team to take the ricin out of castor

In New York state, Precision BioSciences and Nova Synthetix announced a deal for the use of each other’s technologies to generate “non-GM,” ricin-free castor plants. Precision Bio’s Directed Nuclease Editor gene editing technology and Nova’s proprietary plant transformation system will be used in work covered by the agreement. The DNE technology produces genome-editing enzymes that […]

March 12, 2014 More

Oil seed trials in Jamaica show Chinese castor oil could be a winner

In Jamaica, research by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica shows that a variety of castor been that comes from China, Zibo 8, could be the most productive for local production. Following two years of variety trials under the Scale Biodiesel Pilot Project, Zibo 8 had the highest oil yield. A Brazilian variety had slightly higher […]

March 10, 2014 More

Castor oil production for biodiesel in Bahia to jump 560%

In Brazil, castor oil production is set to increase 560% in the state of Bahia during 2013/14 for a total of 76,000 metric tons. The increase in demand comes from increased use of the crop as feedstock for biodiesel under the social seal program that rewards oil companies for buying feedstock produced by small farmers. […]

January 1, 2014 More

Novo Synthetix expects protype castor oil plant for US in 2014

In North Carolina, Novo Synthetix is working on bringing a ricin-free castor plant back to the US fields, an endeavor which won them North Carolina’s Biotech Center’s Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase earlier this year. A prototype plant is expected to be ready within six months to one year. The project will work with Precision Bioscience to […]

December 16, 2013 More

Danish scientists map out castor to find many more challenges lie

In Denmark, a team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark along with researchers from Brazil have succeeded in mapping proteins of the bean, and thus it may now be possible to alter the bean’s structure in order to get even more out of the bean than today. The researcher’s work however shows that […]

October 30, 2013 More

Evogene completes three years of castor bean field trials in Brazil

In Israel, Evogene announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor bean as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and other industrial uses. The field trials, which were conducted in cooperation with SLC Agrícola S.A., one of Brazil’s largest […]

September 17, 2013 More

Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel touts castor bean

In India, the Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel has lately thrown its weight behind R&D on castor beans, saying that the castor, as a companion crop, can double returns and yields for farmers, with castor bean acting as a cover crop, as well as producing a high-value renewable oil. CJP is researching castor in […]

June 14, 2012 More

Evogene, T6 Industrial sign partnership for castor bean expansion in Argentina

In Argentina, Evogene and T6 Industrial announced that Evofuel and T6 Industrial entered a collaboration for development of castor bean seeds as a sustainable and cost competitive feedstock for biodiesel production. Under the collaboration, Evofuel and T6 Industrial S.A aim to evaluate and develop Evofuel’s advanced castor bean varieties, displaying high oil yield under rain-fed […]

May 23, 2012 More