Tag: canola

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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Swiss company stalls $428 million investment in South African canola biodiesel

Swiss company stalls $428 million investment in South African canola biodiesel

April 13, 2015 |

In South Africa, Swiss-based PhytoEnergy International has halted development of its $428 million canola biodiesel plant until the South African government puts laws into place to promote the fuel. The blending mandate is meant to come into place on Oct. 1 but the required position paper hasn’t been published yet, giving the project developer pause. […]

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Canola trial in Oregon damaged by disease infestation

Canola trial in Oregon damaged by disease infestation

October 2, 2014 |

In Oregon, the first year of a canola trial to determine whether the crop might be viable in the Willamette Valley after 43 of 61 fields of brassica varieties became infected with black leg disease. The canola seeds were treated to prevent black leg and were not related with the unprecedented outbreak, but Oregon State […]

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Canola an opportunity for Great Plains farmers

Canola an opportunity for Great Plains farmers

October 24, 2013 |

In Colorado, research from the ARS Central Great Plains Research Station shows that spring canola could be an opportunity for farmers across the Great Plains to grow a crop rather than leaving it fallow after wheat in the semi-arid regions. Simulations show that canola production could reach 900 pounds per acre, bringing in $67 to […]

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Canola planting begins

Canola planting begins

September 3, 2013 |

In Kansas, the window for winter canola planting begins in late August, so it is about a month ahead of winter wheat planting. Now is the time to make decisions to ensure a successful canola growing season for 2013-2014. Mike Stamm, a canola breeder and associate agronomist at Kansas State University, said about 80 percent […]

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German biodiesel industry seeking transition rules on sustainability for canola

German biodiesel industry seeking transition rules on sustainability for canola

May 1, 2013 |

In Germany, FO Licht reports that German biofuels industry group VDB is going to seek a transition trade rules regarding the sustainability certification of canola harvested in 2012. Germany currently recognizes the ISCC and REDcert developed for the German market for biofuel sustainability certification.

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Northwest canola acreage to nearly double in 2013

Northwest canola acreage to nearly double in 2013

April 22, 2013 |

In Washington, Canola acreage is expected to grow by 67% this year to 25,000 acres. Oregon acreage is also expected to grow 78% and Idaho may add 45,000 additional acres. The jump seems to be correlated to demands for food-grade oil for healthy eating, however, farmers acknowledge the increasing demand for canola for biodiesel. Despite […]

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Ukraine seeks to hold on to canola resources

Ukraine seeks to hold on to canola resources

August 8, 2012 |

In the Ukraine, despite very low demand for canola, some inside the country including the former president are seeking to limit exports and instead focus on developing domestic oil processing that could then be used for biodiesel or for oil exports.

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EU biodiesel producers turn to waste oils as canola prices skyrocket

EU biodiesel producers turn to waste oils as canola prices skyrocket

May 8, 2012 |

In Europe, biodiesel plants are turning to animal fats and waste oils in an attempt to stay viable in a market where poor canola crop forecasts mean canola prices have skyrocketed, eating into biodiesel margins. Margins have halved this season from $100 per metric ton last year. Canola oil use for biodiesel has fallen by […]

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