The first Nuseed Carinata hybrids showcased strong agronomic performance in 2021 commercial demonstration plots in Uruguay, Argentina and the Southeastern United States.
“By commercializing earlier maturing and higher yielding hybrids with increased vigor we are able to further increase the biomass above ground for maximum soil carbon sequestration, plus increase yield for a substantial increase in sustainable low-carbon fuel feedstock volume from every hectare,” said Sebastian Bravo, Nuseed Carinata Business Manager based in Argentina.
“Contract growers in Argentina are excited about the new hybrids and the new opportunity our contract cover crop program gives them for additional revenue between their main crops on existing farmland, while substantially improving and protecting the soil health of their fields for the following crop.” The Nuseed Carinata program rewards growers for adopting and tracking required certified sustainable farming practices.
Nuseed Carinata is a sustainably scalable, non-food oilseed cover crop, grown between main crops on existing farmland, crushed to produce one of the lowest low-carbon fuel feedstocks available, carinata oil. Nuseed Carinata production is certified by the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). It offers a new solution to energy sector leaders and policy makers seeking biofuel feedstocks that are grown under sustainable farming practices, independently certified to deliver maximum greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, and globally scalable.
The new hybrid portfolio is named Nujet to reflect the hybrids’ ability to produce increased volumes of drop-in oil for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). A co-product of crushing Nuseed Carinata to extract the non-food oil is a high protein, non-GMO meal for feed.