ABC’s goal is to triple dedicated biodiesel crop yields within 10 years, increase the oil content to 48% and, in combination with other crops, target an oil yield that is 1500 gallon per hectare. Researchers also hope to increase the quality of the oils and other products produced—while minimizing inputs including pesticides and fertilizers.
Balancing resources to create a sustainable long-term solution without harming the environment is the challenge. The focus must remain on balancing the three major areas—genetics, agronomics and horticulture practices—so the plant will grow with optimal productivity.
ABC’s dedicated biodiesel crop agronomy knowledge platform focuses on ‘plantation technologies’ and has run an agronomy research programme alongside the breeding programme that looks into all agronomy issues.ABC further share and distribute its knowledge and expertise through its knowledge arm Biodiesel Business Academy
New in! Our 2021 crop of Organic Black Badger Carlin Peas is now available, grown by Mark Lea at Green Acres Farm in Shropshire.
Grown by Peter Fairs in Essex.
Our Black Badgers are a classic brown Carlin Pea, also know as Black or Grey Peas and popularly served as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt.
Camelina, also known as Gold of Pleasure, has been grown in England for thousands of years for its tasty seeds and oil. Sprinkle on salads, use in baking, add to smoothies, or use as a vegan egg replacement.
One of Britain’s best-kept secrets, Carlin Peas are a much-loved traditional food in the North of England and make a great alternative to chickpeas, with excellent flavour and texture.
Soak 1 tablespoon of seeds in 3 tablespoons of warm water for 30 minutes to replace one egg in vegan baking.
Sprinkle on salads, add to smoothies, use in baking.