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Earth Gen-BioFuel to expand castor for biofuels in Laos

Earth Gen-BioFuel to expand castor for biofuels in Laos

April 27, 2016 |

In California, Earth Gen-BioFuel announced that it has finalized plans for expanding castor bean operations in Laos. Import demand for countries processing Castor Beans continues to be very strong. To capitalize on this trend, Earth Gen plans to upgrade the close to 600 acres of castor beans already planted and expand operation to new locations […]

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Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

September 29, 2015 |

In Iran, chemical engineers have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up. Producing biodiesel from vegetable oils is not completely renewable, as the standard transesterification process requires the use of methanol, which is usually produced from petrochemical sources. The researchers, Hamed Bateni […]

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Castor oil demand to increase for wide range of bioproducts

Castor oil demand to increase for wide range of bioproducts

July 15, 2015 |

In New York state, growth of major end-use industries (includes lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) and increasing demand for sustainable products & biodegradable, on account of reducing dependence on petrochemicals is anticipated to fuel the demand for castor oil derivatives market. Also regulatory support and rising prices of alternative renewable chemicals is expected to drive the […]

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Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

March 2, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene has announced its financial results for Q4 and 2014. The company announced that Evofuel continues to make progress toward commercializing its propriety castor seeds in 2016 with key achievements in strengthening its agronomic offering and commercial reach in Brazil. Ofer Haviv, Evogene’s President and CEO, stated: “This past year was a year […]

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Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

February 17, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A., for the selection and optimization of Evofuel’s proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil. The two-year collaboration between the two companies will examine the suitability and adaptability of […]

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Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

December 16, 2014 |

In Israel, Evogene and CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda. announced ongoing cooperation involving the development of an efficient, easy-to-adopt combine solution for the large-scale harvesting of Evofuel castor bean varieties in Latin America. The collaboration between CNH Industrial and Evofuel was initiated in 2012 and has recently been extended for an additional year. Currently in […]

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A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

December 16, 2014 |

Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based on its uncommon approach to intercropping? The Digest investigates. In science, there exists the difficulty in developing a new energy crop —  improving yields and stress tolerance, […]

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Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

Jamaica researching jatropha and castor for biodiesel production

November 19, 2014 |

In Jamaica, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has teamed with Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to test potential the growing of biodiesel feedstocks, with a focus on jatropha and castor and is in talks with Jamaica German Automotive School (JAGAS) and the University of Technology (UTech) for further […]

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Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

October 20, 2014 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), and Evogene signed a joint research agreement for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil. The cooperation will primarily focus on technologies for controlling castor-specific diseases as well as practices for castor cultivation in rotation with soybean. The global market for castor oil has tightened over the […]

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

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

March 25, 2014 |

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 […]

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