Agrisoma has established a series of key partnerships that enable the value chain to be realized. These include commercial, development and research partners:
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
SDTC is Canada’s leading clean technology support organization. SDTC is supporting the development of Resonance carinata as a sustainable option for biofuel production. This project being supported by SDTC includes extensive support for quantifying the sustainability benefits of Resonance carinata, ultimately leading to the globally recognized sustainability certification under the RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials). Resonance carinata is the only Canadian crop to carry this certification.
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS)
ARS is a partner that is evaluating the opportunity for production of Resonance carinata across a number of different test locations in the US, including Ames, IA, Morris, MN, Mandan, ND, Akron, CO, Sydney, MT, Maricopa, AZ, Moscow, ID, Pendleton, OR, and Parlier, CA, representing a diversity of growing environments. The program is a multi-year program that is evaluating a number of elite Resonance carinata lines as a source of industrial oil for biofuel production in the US.
South Dakota State University (SDSU)
SDSU is partnering with Agrisoma to coordinate the introduction of Resonance carinata into the Northern Plains region of the US. Through its extensive collaboration with Montana State University and North Dakota State University, as well as local and state agricultural interests, SDSU assists Agrisoma in multi-state testing and agronomy support and is acting as co-chair or the national Development Committee for Brassica carinata
University of Florida (UF)
The University of Florida is collaborating with Agrisoma in the introduction, testing and evaluation of Resonance carinata in the southeastern US. UF is leading efforts funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conduct work that will help refine production practices, post-harvest handling and Carinata oilseed delivery procedures. Agrisoma conducts one of its winter nurseries in Florida in collaboration with University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Fla and the Universiy of Florida also co-chairs the national Development Committee for Brassica carinata..
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Agrisoma is a partner with AAFC, who are leading the development of new oilseed crops in Canada, including efforts under the Growing Forward program to support new crop development in Western Canada.
National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Agrisoma and NRC have formed an exclusive strategic alliance for industrial crops with access to a pipeline of innovative crop improvement and oil quality traits. NRC is a world leader in oilseed crops and is Canada’s largest crop biotechnology organization. The partnership has extended to the aerospace division of NRC, where Canada’s NRC flew the world’s first civilian jet on 100% renewable aviation fuel made entirely from from Resonance carinata.
Agrisoma is a partner in the Prairie Gold project, funded federally and provincially through the Canada-Saskatchewan Western Economic Partnership Agreement, to develop Resonance carinata as a renewable alternative for petroleum-based products.
Mustard 21 (M21)
Agrisoma is the commercial partner for M21, a grower supported not-for-profit organization focused on mustard crop innovation and enhancing mustard crop production in Western Canada.
Applied Research Associates (ARA)
ARA is partnering with Agrisoma to bring together the ideal combination of a scalable, sustainable and economic feedstock and an efficient, next generation conversion technology to provide the world’s renewable energy solution. ARA has developed a patented, novel process called Catalytic Hydrothermolysis (CH). The CH process was used to convert Resonance carinata into Renewable, Aromatic, 100% Drop-in (Readi)fuels known as ReadiJet® and ReadiDiesel®. These fuels are ready to use, without blending, in turbine and diesel engines designed to operate on petroleum-based fuels.
PGF Biofuels is a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc, a family owned International Agri-Food business with over 100 years of history in the Canadian grain industry. PGF Biofuels is the exclusive partner for the production and marketing of Resonance carinata for industrial oilseed markets around the globe and is the exclusive distributor of Resonance carinata for the Prairies’ semi-arid brown soil zone.
Canterra Seeds has an established network of seed growers and retailers across western Canada, and has expertise in seed production, distribution and sales of various field crops. Canterra Seeds is Agrisoma’s exclusive seed production contracting partner for Resonance carinata. Canterra Seeds has established relationships with various seed processing and logistics providers that allow a seed production and logistics strategy that ensures sufficient amounts of Certified Resonance seed is available to meet market demands.
POS is Canada’s leading oilseed processing organizations, developing and applying technologies for efficient processing of oilseeds. POS is one of Agrisoma’s partners in the development of an optimized oil extraction and refining protocol for conversion of Resonance carinata oil into renewable aviation fuel.
Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission (SMDC)
Representing Saskatchewan mustard growers, this organization is working with Agrisoma to develop Resonance carinata as a viable alternative for semi-arid production, focusing on agronomic development and grower awareness and education.