Tag: sunflower

Yield Increases Offset Production Area Decline for EU Sunflowers

Yield Increases Offset Production Area Decline for EU Sunflowers

July 15, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the EU Commission expects sunflower seed output to grow due to yield increases, even though there is a slight reduction in EU sunflower area. Especially Romania and Bulgaria are expected to see higher yields. According to figures just published by the EU Commission, the 2017 sunflower area in the EU-28 […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

February 23, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is trialing various biofuel crops including sunflowers on a 115 acre test site on Maui, a project that is not related to the parent company of C&H Sugar that recently closed down sugarcane operations and looked to sunflower as a potential alternative crop. More details on the community-based project are to […]

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Sunflower production perks up from lackluster 2015: report

Sunflower production perks up from lackluster 2015: report

November 13, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that despite a reduction in sunflower area, sunflower production in the EU-28 picked up from the previous year. In particular, the extensive production in Hungary accounts for the growth. According to current estimates, the 2016 production of sunflowerseed will likely outstrip the fairly average 2015 output. Although the area planted with […]

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Prices for rapeseed, soybean and sunflower oil have converged: UFOP

Prices for rapeseed, soybean and sunflower oil have converged: UFOP

August 14, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that “prices for rapeseed oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil converged in July 2016”. Whereas soybean oil and sunflower oil were on a sluggish trend due to abundant supply of feedstock, the price curves for rapeseed oil showed a slight upward trend. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), oil mills […]

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Heavy rains damage French sunflower crops

Heavy rains damage French sunflower crops

June 12, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is commenting that the sunflower area in France, the EU’s fourth biggest producer of sunflowers, will likely be significantly smaller than expected. Consequently, the EU Commission could reduce its previously positive area forecast to project negative figures for 2016. UFOP notes: “France apparently suffered significant losses as heavy rains caused flooding. The […]

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Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

Vermont to start producing biodiesel from sunflower

September 17, 2014 |

In Vermont, fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed. The fuel will be used in Green Mountain Power’s fleet of vehicles and for building heating, saving GMP’s customers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. The […]

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Researcher develop biodiesel-like fuel from sunflower oil

Researcher develop biodiesel-like fuel from sunflower oil

August 5, 2014 |

In Spain, researchers at the University of Cordoba obtained a new biofuel similar to biodiesel using the 1,3-selective transesterification reaction of sunflower oil with ethanol using as biocatalyst a Rhizopus oryzae lipase (ROL) immobilized on Sepiolite, an inorganic support. The studied lipase was a low cost powdered enzyme preparation, Biolipase-R, from Biocon-Spain, a multipurpose additive […]

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Legume, sunflower, camelina rotation may intensify bioenergy yields, returns

Legume, sunflower, camelina rotation may intensify bioenergy yields, returns

April 16, 2012 |

In Florida, combining the planting of a biofuels crop with a legume and a short-season oilseed crop may make an intensive and short rotation of crops economically profitable, according to research performed by plant pathologist Dan Chellemi. During 2010, he added a legume cover crop, which would supply part of the nitrogen, into the rotation […]

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Nuseed acquires Seeds 2000, expands sunflower capabilities

Nuseed acquires Seeds 2000, expands sunflower capabilities

December 5, 2011 |

In Minnesota. Nuseed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, announced the acquisition of Seeds 2000 Inc, based in Breckenridge, Minnesota, USA. Seeds 2000 is a seed research, production, sales and marketing company focused primarily on the development of elite oil and confection sunflower hybrids that benefit both the farmer and end-use food customer. Nuseed is […]

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Sunflower prices may rise after spring flooding does not deter demand

Sunflower prices may rise after spring flooding does not deter demand

November 21, 2011 |

In Montana, the demand for sunflowers has been unusually steady this year, says Larry Kleingartner, the executive director of the National Sunflower Association. Given the spring flooding that notably reduced the planted acres, the demand does not come as a shock and is expected to continue, explains Kleingartner. Good weather in the Dakotas during the […]

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