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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 122, May 2022

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 12/05/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.

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According to The Business Research Company, South America accounted for 8% of the global crop production market in 2020 – the second largest contributing region after Asia Pacific. This market can be broadly defined as the sale of crops by entities that primarily engage in the growth and production of crops, plants, vines, trees, and their seeds. Further, according to OECD-FAO, Argentina and Brazil were the third and fourth largest oilseed crushers, by mass, from 2018-2020. Of South America’s four climatic regions, the rainy and dry alternation in the tropical climate aids cultivation of sugarcane and coffee, whereas temperate climates, which have a broader temperature range and colder winters than tropical climates, aid growth of corn and soybeans.

Brassica carinata is a flowering plant whose seed oil has been researched and developed as a feedstock for jet biofuel, and applied in the production of lubricants, plastics, and paints. Plant genetics and solutions innovator, Nuseed, cultivate carinata and commercially produce carinata oil in Argentina, and have also expanded into Brazil. Recently bp has signed a long-term offtake agreement with Nuseed for...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Nova - renewable carbon


  • Bridgestone Partners with LanzaTech to pursue end-of-life tyre recycling technologies
  • Carinata oils deal for bp biofuels
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Fractionation of sugar beet pulp polysaccharides into sugars and further valorisation analysis
  • Green Plains achieves breakthrough 60% protein concentration, record-high renewable corn oil yield
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Arkema obtains certification for its advanced bio-based materials
  • German data shows bioeconomy progress stagnating
  • More... 


  • Celtic renewables biorefinery takes step closer
  •’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%
  • Economic feasibility of a biorefinery for conversion of brewers’ spent grain into a special flour


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