The kenaf seed oil market is expected to grow in 2019-2027, with global sales poised to surpass 27,000 tonnes in 2019, thanks to increasing demand for the product in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and biofuels.
China's Ministry of Commerce has confirmed that it will start reviewing its anti-dumping tariffs on US imports of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), a byproduct of biofuel production used as a feed ingredient, Reuters reported on 15 April.
US bioplastics producer Danimer Scientific – which produces a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymer from canola oil – says its new manufacturing plant in Kentucky, USA is expected to open in September, the Western Producer reported on 4 April.
Just days after German pharmaceutical group Bayer lost its first Roundup weedkiller cancer test case in the USA, a French appeals court has ruled in favour of a French farmer who claimed to have been poisoned by a different herbicide owned by the company.
The Xylella fastidiosa bacterium that has wreaked havoc in Italy’s olive groves could also spread to Spain and other countries with a temperate climate, according to a study from Spain’s University of Málaga.