Idea

Consumers are increasingly demanding our fuels and industrial materials are produced from more sustainable and renewable resources. Plant oils are the most technically suitable, low-cost alternative, but current production systems will struggle just to keep pace with the projected 50% increase in demand needed just for food use.

Green and Gold team members © CSIRO, Karl Schwerdtfeger

New, highly-scalable systems for renewable oil production are needed to meet both this food security challenge and the renewable fuel opportunity. Our technology is game-changing in enabling the production of oil in leaves of potentially any plant, rather than just the seeds and fruits of our currently limited array of oil crops.

Lead Institute

CSIRO, Agriculture and Food

Team

  • Thomas Vanhercke
  • Ben Leita
  • Allan Green
  • James Petrie

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