Nuseed has added carinata as a fourth crop to its global portfolio because of its incredible potential to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions as much as 100% while contributing to and not competing with food production when grown as a cover crop.
Following an 18 month pilot program in Argentina with the crop’s developer Nuseed is now globally commercializing this high potential crop. The developer’s research, regulatory and plant breeding experts have joined our team and are now working with Nuseed global regions in South America, North America, Australia and Europe to fully maximize the crop for both our farm and end-use biofuels customers using Nuseed’s Value Chain approach and global reach.
Carinata, and its valuable end-uses for fossil-free fuel and high protein non-GMO meal, is another excellent example of Nuseed’s focus on developing plant-based solutions that deliver value BEYOND YIELD™.
Nuseed plans to ramp up oil production to approximately 200,000 metric tonnes over the next few years with a closed-loop contracting structure for farmers in major soybean growing regions, initially in South America.
Carinata is a scalable and sustainable oilseed cover crop that can be used to produce renewable fuel from one of the lowest carbon feedstocks available, carinata oil. The proven technology has been used for sustainable aviation jet fuel by a number of international airlines, including Qantas and United Airlines. Carinata use in displacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel is a proven innovation. The proprietary renewable feedstock meets the requirements under both the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and offers a solution to market leaders seeking feedstocks that deliver as much as 100% greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. A co-product of crushing the carinata grain to remove the non-food oil is a high protein, non-GM high value animal feed meal.
For more information contact:
Alex Clayton, Nuseed Global Business Development Lead Carinata
Glenn Johnston, Nuseed Global Regulatory Lead Carinata