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- Pinnow, David, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2011 v.59 no.17 pp. 9250
- Ricinus communis; USDA; biodiesel; castor beans; castor oil; correlation; crop production; energy crops; esters; fatty acid composition; feedstocks; fuel production; gas chromatography; germplasm; germplasm conservation; linoleic acid; linolenic acid; lipid content; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; oleic acid; palmitic acid; prices; production costs; ricinoleic acid; screening; seeds; stearic acid
- ... Castor has tremendous potential as a feedstock for biodiesel production. The oil content and fatty acid composition in castor seed are important factors determining the price for production and affecting the key fuel properties of biodiesel. There are 1033 available castor accessions collected or donated from 48 countries worldwide in the USDA germplasm collection. The entire castor collection was ...