Tag: castor oil

‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

November 18, 2018 |

A ‘breakthrough’ mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants was developed by Evogene and agricultural equipment manufacturer, Fantini s.r.l., resulting in the removal of a major bottleneck in the conversion of castor beans into a fully modernized commercial crop. With field trial yield losses decreasing significantly (we are talkin’ up to 50% decrease) as a […]

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Jamaica looks to promote and develop castor oil supply chain

Jamaica looks to promote and develop castor oil supply chain

August 11, 2016 |

In Jamaica, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation commissioned a report looking at opportunities for castor oil in the country and have determined biodiesel, lubricants and cosmetics will be key market drivers for a future industry. Demand around the Caribbean was detected during the study along with production possibilities and capacity. The key to making the crop […]

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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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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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3 million acres of castor bean to be developed in China, SE Asia

3 million acres of castor bean to be developed in China, SE Asia

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |

In Singapore, Legend Venture and Home Touch Holding have started a program to develop 3 million acres over the next five years to cultivate castor in China and unnamed southeast Asian countries.  In 2011, Legend and Home Touch expect to develop 30,000 acres, as well as find investors and land.  The castor oil is known […]

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