Nuseed Carinata Feedstock Grows Global Potential

Cindy Zimmerman

The global potential for Nuseed’s Carinata as a renewable fuel feedstock is advancing with the harvest of a commercial crop currently underway in Argentina and of Nuseed R&D trial plots in Southern France.

“The Nuseed Carinata R&D plots show good potential, growing Nuseed Carinata hybrids between rotations in the same region as Europe’s largest biofuel producers would be a huge benefit,” said Alex Clayton, Nuseed Global Business Development Leader, Carinata. “The work we are doing now is the start of a strategy that will help ensure Nuseed Carinata hybrids grow well in what are typically unproductive periods in the crop cycle for growers in the EU.”

Nuseed is advancing Carinata hybrids that produce excellent non-food oil for renewable fuels and non-GM high protein meal for livestock feed, plus agronomic advantages including the huge biomass above ground and extensive root system. It’s the Nuseed Carinata plant structure that substantially removes carbon from the air where it’s harmful and sequesters it to where it’s desperately needed to improve soil health.

Carinata is an oilseed crop that is drought resistant, heat and frost tolerant, and can be refined into diesel and jet fuel, as well as a high protein meal for animal feed. The crop is currently being produced in the United States in two main production regions – the Southeast (GA, FL, AL, MS) and the Northern Plains (SD, ND, MT, NE).

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