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2009-10-16 08:49:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154635/Reportlinker-Adds-Special-Report-on-Chinas-Rapeseed-Oil-Market.html As a newly listed futures variety, rapeseed oil obtained great attention in the futures exchange market. Based on the overall survey, this report is a precious special research report for vegoil processing enterprises, vegoil spot futures merchants,...

2009-06-29 09:56:00

MONHEIM, Germany and ST. LOUIS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience AG and Monsanto Company have agreed to cross license their respective herbicide tolerance traits in rapeseed/canola on a non-exclusive basis for commercialization within their respective branded canola seed businesses. Canola is a form of rapeseed primarily grown in North America and Australia. Under the terms of this global agreement, Monsanto will grant Bayer CropScience access to Monsanto's Genuity(TM) Roundup...

2009-06-29 08:28:55

High ozone conditions cause a 30% decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within oilseed rape plants. Combined with the results of previous studies which have shown a decrease in oil, protein and carbohydrate content of oilseed rape seeds in high ozone, these results (to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting in Glasgow on 29th June 2009) could signal a significant income loss for farmers and an indirect effect on...

2009-05-28 10:56:35

An international team of scientists has cracked the problem of pod shatter in brassica crops such as oilseed rape.Just before harvest, oilseed rape pods are prone to shatter, causing a 10-25% loss of seeds and up to 70% in some cases."By artificially producing a hormone in a specific region of the fruit, we have stopped the fruit opening in the related model plant Arabidopsis, completely sealing the seeds inside," says Dr Lars Østergaard from the John Innes Centre....

2008-10-02 18:00:27

Canadian farmers expect to harvest 10.9 million tons of canola, smashing last year's 9.5-million-ton record, Canada's statistics bureau said Thursday. The increase is up from Statistics Canada's August forecast of a 10.4-million-ton harvest, with production increasing largely as a result of an above-average yield of 30.6 bushels of rapeseed per acre. Canola oil is extracted from rapeseed, an oilseed plant with roots in ancient civilization. The word "rape" in rapeseed comes from the Latin...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Alternative fuels company Bioverda, a subsidiary of Ireland-based National Toll Roads, has announced plans to invest E37 million in a new biodiesel facility in Thuringen, Germany, through its local subsidiary Emerald Biodiesel, according to PetrolWorld. The news source reported that Bioverda has partnered with GAF Energy Technology for the growth of its biodiesel business. The Thuringen biodiesel facility is expected to have the capacity to process 110 million liters of rapeseed oil...

2008-07-10 06:00:35

By Dan Buglass rural THE indication this week from Ruth Kelly, the Transport Secretary, that there will be a major rethink on the initial target of a 5 per cent biofuel content in diesel by 2010 has been met with disbelief by the farming industry. The government's view is that using crops such as oilseed rape and wheat as sources of fuel will drive up the cost of food. NFU Scotland yesterday argued that increased food production and the development of a biofuels industry will be...

2008-07-07 00:00:18

Malaysia is blessed to have oil below the sea and onshore. Both crude and palm oil are trading at record-high prices, and contributing significantly to the economy. Business Times interviews Malaysian Palm Oil Council chief executive officer Tan Sri Yusof Basiron. QUESTION: Palm oil is currently trading at around RM3,650 a tonne. Why are palm oil prices so high? Is palm oil increasingly being burnt for fuel instead of being processed into food? Answer: The US is growing more corn to...

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2008-04-02 01:40:00

Scientists discovered seeds from certain genetically modified crops can endure soil for at least 10 years in some cases.A field planted with experimental oilseed rape a decade ago found transgenic specimens were still growing there despite intensive efforts over the years to remove the seeds, according to researchers in Sweden.This is the first time a genetically modified crop has endured so long and critics say it shows that genetically modified organisms cannot be contained once...

2006-03-14 11:10:22

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is planning a tax of 10 euro cents ($0.12) per liter on biodiesel fuel and a 15 cent tax per liter on biodiesel used for blending with conventional fuels, according to a copy of a draft law obtained by Reuters. The proposed tax would be over and above a value added tax on biodiesel -- already more expensive to produce than conventional fuel -- and could make the green alternative fuel uneconomical, its supporters say. Surging oil prices...


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