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Creating the oil boom of the 21st century

The main commercial barrier to developing a processed natural oil and fuel industry in Australia is that the price of feedstock is generally higher than the price of unsubsidised end products, such as diesel and jet fuel. Under these conditions, the economics of a renewable value chain simply are not viable.

A normal tobacco plant next to a NxtOil plant, with a scale showing the higher oil content of the NxtOil plant.

Control plant is grown alongside the NxtOil plant.
Oil levels are typically very low in plants but reach 38% in NxtOil plants.

NxtOil technology turns leaves into oil factories, much as seeds are now. This means that we can produce palm oil-like yields of vegetable oil in high biomass sub-tropical crops like sorghum, Miscanthus, and even our prototype plant tobacco. This greatly increases plant oil productivity.

A block graph showing the higher yield of NxtOil compared to other industry crops. NxtOil has a five times higher average yield.

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  Growing NxtOil plants - click to go to the webpage with more information  Extracting NxtOil - click to go to the webpage with more information End uses for NxtOil - click to go to the webpage with more information

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