CSIRO’s Tobacco oil project: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

A game-changing new platform — in tobacco?

Controversial by its feedstock role for the cigarette industry, tobacco’s been unjustly overlooked. Yet, according to Australia’s CSIRO, “tobacco can greatly expand global capacity for renewable oil production.” In addition, “Leaf oil composition can be engineered for specific purposes (food, nutritional, industrial FA, fuel)” which “enables intensification of oil production for sustainability.”

The Bottom line? “Lowers plant oil feedstock cost, potentially enabling price-competitive biodiesel.” Ah. music to our ears. Read on.

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