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March 25, 2014
07:06 EDTEVGNEvogene, SLC Agricola sign collaboration agreement for castor bean production
Evogene and SLC Agricola S.A. announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between SLC and Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly-owned subsidiary, for the commercial production of Evofuel developed castor bean varieties in Brazil, expected to take place during 2016. Evofuel focuses on the development of high yielding castor bean seeds as a second-generation feedstock for the growing biofuel and other industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Evofuel will provide SLC with seeds of its proprietary castor bean varieties and SLC will be responsible for growing the crop on its farms in northeast Brazil. The resulting castor bean grain will be sold to local oil producers to address the industry need for castor oil. The agreement provides for the allocation between SLC and Evofuel of revenues from sales of castor bean grain.
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October 20, 2014
05:34 EDTEVGNEvogene, Embrapa too cooperate on castor cultivation in Brazil
The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, or Embrapa, and Evogene announced the signing of a joint research agreement between Embrapa and Evofuel Ltd., Evogene's wholly-owned subsidiary, for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil. The cooperation will primarily focus on technologies for controlling castor-specific diseases as well as practices for castor cultivation in rotation with soybean. The agreement is set to bring Embrapa's substantial experience in research and development of castor together with Evofuel's proprietary castor varieties, which are adapted to mechanized harvest and modern agricultural protocols, to offer Brazilian growers a full-scale solution for an economically viable, sustainable, and large-scale cultivation of castor.

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