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

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

March 25, 2014 |

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.    […]

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

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

March 12, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

March 10, 2014 |

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 […]

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Castor oil production for biodiesel in Bahia to jump 560%

Castor oil production for biodiesel in Bahia to jump 560%

January 1, 2014 |

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. […]

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