Indian mustard source for Aussie biodiesel

03-01-2008 | |

Farmers in Western Australia will start this year with the production of the oilseed crop Indian mustard, a new biofuel crop.

will be processed at a Pingelly biodiesel plant that is expected to be
operating by March. The plant, a joint venture between a Pingelly farming family
and BioWorks Australia, is expected to produce up to three million litres of
biodiesel a year at full capacity using canola, mustard, tallow and imported
palm oil.

Besides the introduction of the mustard plant, BioWorks is also
supporting research by the University of WA and the Department of Agriculture
and Food into improved plant breeds, including the development of
herbicide-tolerant varieties.

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