Safflower oil potential hailed by scientists
From Oils & Fats International July/August 2020:
Our second commercial crop is taking shape. Approximately 3400 hectares where planted before the middle of winter. A similar amount will be planted in August/September.
GO Resources Research Manager David Hudson was recently interviewed on ABC radio:
GO Resources is part of an ARC linkage grant with Monash University and Australian company Axieo Specialities, under the guidance of Chief Investigator Dr Rico Tabor.
"This project aims to develop a new generation of sustainable surfactants utilising Australian-grown oilseed feedstocks. These molecules are designed to replace current materials made from petroleum and palm oil, to fulfill a key role as the next generation of bio-resourced detergents and emulsifiers. The work seek to develop a library of new molecules to better understand the relationship between molecular structure and performance, through cutting edge lab testing and utilising national infrastructure, guiding the use of new components in formulating new products. It is anticipated that the surfactants generated will find uses in household cleaning and personal care products, providing high value chemicals from key Australian crops."
GO Resources super high oleic safflower oil featured in an article in the October 2018 issue of Groundcover.
GO Resources Pty Ltd (GO) welcomes the announcement by the Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) that GO’s proprietary super high oleic (SHO) safflower has been approved for commercial cultivation.
GO Resources Pty Ltd is pleased to announce its success in securing support for its Super High Oleic Bio-based Oil project through the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.
The potential use of super high oleic safflower oil in industrial products was covered recently in Manufacturers Monthly:
GroundCover recently published an article about super high oleic safflower (SHOS). Note that biodiesel is not considered a likely end use of SHOS oil.
GO Resources Pty Ltd (GO) has entered into an exclusive worldwide licence with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to commercialise its technology to produce super high oleic safflower oil (SHOSO) for the high-value industrial oil market.