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Nuseed Carinata

certified best in class greenhouse gas reduction

Grown as a cover crop, between food crop rotations, Nuseed Carinata is RSB certified with a best in class, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction when used to replace petroleum diesel.  Its amazing ability to sequester carbon dramatically improves soil health. Carinata also contributes to food production with its non-GMO high protein meal for animal feed without using additional farmland.

 

Replacing petroleum diesel with renewable fuels produced from Nuseed Carinata oil is a proven innovation. Nuseed Carinata is a scalable and sustainable oilseed cover crop used to produce renewable fuel from one of the lowest carbon feedstocks available, carinata oil. 

International airlines, including Qantas and United Airlines, have already proven the drop-in, purpose-built benefits of using carinata as a feedstock for biofuel to reduce greenhouse gases.

The proprietary renewable feedstock is certified by the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) standard. It offers a solution to market leaders seeking feedstocks that deliver maximum GHG reductions in their renewable fuel use. A co-product of crushing carinata to extract the non-food oil is a high protein, non-GMO meal for animal feed. 

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Following an 18-month pilot program in Argentina, Nuseed is now globally commercializing this high potential crop. The Carinata team’s dedicated research, regulatory, business development, and plant breeding experts are working with Nuseed global regions in South America, Europe, Australia, and North America to maximize the crop for both our farm and end-use biofuels customers. By using the Nuseed Value Chain approach, we are collaborating with our agricultural networks to bring value to growers, industry partners, and biofuel processors.

Nuseed is increasing production of Carinata over the next few years with a closed-loop contracting structure for farmers in major soybean growing regions, initially in South America. Sustainable agriculture practice incentives will be a priority for improved GHG reductions. Initial offtake partnering and supply chain optimization are underway with a focus on expansion and maximizing sustainability.

Carinata, and its valuable end-uses for renewable fuel and high protein non-GMO meal, is another excellent example of Nuseed’s focus on developing solutions that deliver value BEYOND YIELD®.

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