What and Why

Around 185 million tonnes of plant oil were used globally in 2017 for foods and renewable chemicals. Demand for this oil is forecast to grow rapidly in the coming years owing to rising world population, increasing per capita food oil consumption, and accelerating demand for renewable chemicals and materials. This growth needs to be supplied using essentially the same amount of land and natural resource inputs. CSIRO has created the step-change in technology needed to dramatically raise plant oil productivity and scalability to turn this growth challenge into a major new opportunity.

a bottle of nxtoil