Tag: Oil seed

NTU Singapore researchers develop way to boost oil seed yield by up to 15%

NTU Singapore researchers develop way to boost oil seed yield by up to 15%

April 23, 2019 |

In Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15 per cent in laboratory conditions. The new method can be applied to crops such as canola, soybean and sunflower, which are […]

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German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

January 30, 2017 |

In Germany, at the invitation of Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), representatives of the French federation of the producers of oilseeds and proteins crops (FOP), under leadership of vice chairman Arnaud Rousseau, and representatives of UFOP, under leadership of chairman Wolfgang Vogel, spoke Jan. 25 in Berlin about 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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