Argento

What is it about? In the actual scenario of lack of vegetable raw materials for animal feeding and scarcity of crop alternatives for farmers, the rationale behind Argento project is a win-win story. Camelina represents an alternative oilcrop to be introduced into cereal-based cropping systems, able to grow with low environmental footprint and to source…

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COSMOS, adding value to camelina and crambe oil

What is it about? This 4.5-year project aims at reducing the dependence of Europe’s oleochemical industry on imported plant oils by turning camelina and crambe into profitable, sustainable, multipurpose, non-transgenic European oil crops. The European oleochemical industry currently relies on imported coconut and palm kernel oils and fatty acids and on castor oil as sources…

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