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CNtBio approves new drought and herbicide tolerant soyabean seed in Brazil

June 25, 2019

Brazilian bio-security agency CTNBio has approved a new soyabean seed that is resistant to both drought and the widely used glufosinate-ammonium and glyphosate herbicides.


Sesame oil used in malaria trial in Burkina Faso

June 24, 2019

Sesame oil was used in a ground-breaking trial in Burkina Faso which genetically modified a fungus in order to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes, BBC News reported on 31 May.


US EPA to allow all year round E15 sales

June 21, 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalised regulatory changes to allow the year-round sale of petrol blended with 15% ethanol (E15), ending the summer time ban that has been in place since 2011.


B10 biodiesel introduced in Thailand

June 20, 2019

The first public sale of PTT UltraForce Diesel B10 biodiesel in Thailand has been officiated by Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan, Petrol Plaza reported on 30 May.  


BP to supply NEXT with used cooking oils, animal fats and tallow

June 20, 2019

NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT), USA, and oil and gas giant BP have entered a long-term feedstock supply agreement, in which NEXT will buy 2M tonnes/year of renewable feedstocks from BP for its planned renewable diesel facility in Port Westward, Oregon.


German biodiesel exports surge

June 19, 2019

German biodiesel exports in the first three months of 2019 surged around 33% to 581,248 tonnes year-on-year, according to Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP).


Argentina home to South America’s largest olive oil plant

June 18, 2019

Agricultural firm Solfrut has teamed up with the Argentinian San Juan province government to invest US$14M into upgrading its existing olive oil production plant, which would become the largest in South America when completed.


China to expand its soyabean planting

June 17, 2019

Major soyabean growers in China are expected to expand their plantings by 10% this year from last year’s 3.6M ha in order to rapidly increase domestic supply while cutting the country’s dependence on imports, reports Xinhuanet.


USA revising rules on GMOs

June 17, 2019

The USA is revising its rules on the import, transport and release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its first comprehensive revision of these regulations since they were established in 1987.


Corteva Agriscience begins trading as separate company

June 14, 2019

Crop protection and biotech seed producer Corteva Agriscience, one of three businesses spun off from the mega US$130bn DowDuPont merger in 2017, began trading as a separate stock on 3 June.


Europol seizes fraudulent olive oil

June 13, 2019

EU law enforcement agency Europol has seized 150,000 litres of fraudulent olive oil and arrested 20 people in a joint operation with the Italian NAS Carabinieri and the Tribunal of Darmstadt in Germany.