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Use of sunflower oil as a renewable-energy source researched

A study on biofuels being undertaken by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) aims to develop sunflower oil as an alternative fuel source in South Africa.

The study, which started in April this year and is scheduled to end in March 2016, aims to develop high oil-yielding sunflower cultivars with better processing characteristics, together with better harvesting and processing practices, to improve the value chain and enable the use of this crop in renewable-energy technologies. Read on Engineering News >

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