Tag: canola

Canola study shows no greater threat to specialty seed producers

Canola study shows no greater threat to specialty seed producers

November 26, 2017 |

In Oregon, an Oregon State University study has been turned over to the Oregon Department of Agriculture so they can make recommendations for canola cultivation in the Willamette Valley region. The study says canola doesn’t pose any greater threat to specialty seed producers than other species and that canola production can coexist with the specialty […]

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Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

April 25, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuel is expected to be a key market for the more than a million acres of canola across the western part of the country that have spent the winter under snow because winter arrived earlier than expected and is only now beginning to thaw. As much as 900,000 metric tons of oilseed may […]

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Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

April 19, 2017 |

In Canada, the canola industry believes that an extra 200 million to 400 million pounds of canola oil demand could result from the US renewing the biodiesel blenders credit but only applying it to domestic biodiesel production. The US industry could import oil from their Canadian neighbors and still qualify for the credit, so the […]

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California could get additional cold season cop including canola and camelina

California could get additional cold season cop including canola and camelina

March 1, 2017 |

In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March to October. But extension agronomist Stephen Kaffka and his team at UC Davis, including project scientist Nic George, explored growing cool-season crops in the same areas. These are grown from October to June. Why? “Warm-season crops require a lot of irrigation water,” Kaffka […]

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Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

January 31, 2017 |

In Australia, Lachstock Consulting says 2.36 million metric tons of the 2.87 million tons of canola the country is expected to export this year is likely to go to the European Union for use as biofuel feedstock due to lack of GM crops. Japan and China will also import insignificant volumes for human and animal […]

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New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

September 20, 2016 |

In Australia, CSIRO has published a study funded by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre and the Australian Oilseeds Federation showing the European Commission that the country’s canola meets not only the EU’s 35% GHG emissions reduction threshold but also the 50% threshold set for 2018. As European canola producers till their land, emitting nitrous […]

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Canadian canola seen one-upping German counterpart adding more carbon to the soil

Canadian canola seen one-upping German counterpart adding more carbon to the soil

December 28, 2015 |

In Canada, canola adds 35kg of carbon to the soil for every acre grown which will significantly help its lifecycle analysis for markets where the carbon in biofuel feedstock is counted, such as the European Union. The calculation takes into consideration rotation between perennial and annual crops, no tillage production methods and reduced fallow areas. […]

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Canola no longer for biodiesel in New Zealand but for premium food oils

Canola no longer for biodiesel in New Zealand but for premium food oils

October 8, 2015 |

In New Zealand, the former Solid Energy biodiesel plant in South Canterbury was bought in 2012 by a consortium of companies looking to produce food-grade oil rather than fuel. Now that company, Pure Oil NZ, is looking into niche high-quality markets processing local canola in the same way as olive oil, and will begin offering […]

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Japan’s NYK to use canola field to produce biodiesel in an area devastated by 2011 quake

Japan’s NYK to use canola field to produce biodiesel in an area devastated by 2011 quake

August 26, 2015 |

In Japan, NYK has concluded a contract with United Green for partial ownership of a canola flower field along the Sanriku shoreline, an area that suffered extensive damage from the tsunami that accompanied the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. United Green is a general incorporated association that has implemented a recovery project involving canola […]

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Alberta canola growers want government to support more biodiesel use

Alberta canola growers want government to support more biodiesel use

April 29, 2015 |

In Canada, the Alberta Canola Growers Association wants the new provincial government to boost the biodiesel blend to 5% by 2020, up from 2%, extend the bioenergy producer credit beyond its expected expiry in March 2016 while also boosting its biomass production targets. That’s all on top of stricter GHG emissions reductions targets. The association […]

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