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Climate change, capitalism and disease are threatening to strike a mortal blow to the world’s rubber trees.

By Frank Swain8th March 2021 Do we need to find alternative sources of rubber before it’s too late? Natural rubber is a uniquely tough, flexible...
Kultevat licenses biotech trait technologies from Performance Plants for natural rubber20201027180032

Kultevat licenses biotech trait technologies from Performance Plants for natural rubber

By BioFuels Digest | October 11, 2020 In Canada, Performance Plants Inc. and Missouri-based Kultevat Inc. signed a commercial license agreement, givin...
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BKT signs R&D pact with Kultevat to study dandelion rubber

By Tire Business Staff | Apr 24, 2018 BHUJ, India — India’s Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has begun working with U.S. biotechnology company K...
Davos on Delta explores future of AG20180412181746

Davos on Delta explores future of AG

By Brad Robb | Apr 12, 2018 Spring-boarding off the success from its initial event in 2017, organizers of Davos on the Delta are shaping the agenda fo...
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EU declares NR a ‘critical’ raw material

BRUSSELS — The European Union (EU) has declared natural rubber (NR) a “critical raw material,” meaning the EU recognizes the need “t...
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Alternative sources of rubber have arrived

HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Alternative sources of rubber are no longer in the realm of speculation, but now are viable technologies for tire manufacturing, acc...
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Ready with Alternative

By TA News Bureau In 1995 Daniel R Swiger founded Yulex Corporation, a venture-backed company to commercialise guayule, an alternative to Hevea rubber...
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Kultevat And KeyGene Enter Into A Partnership And License Agreement To Scale Up Dandelion Rubber Production In North America

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kultevat Inc. (St. Louis, MO) and KeyGene Inc. (Wageningen, The Netherlands) have extended their researc...
Kultevat earns first patent for Dandelion-to-rubber Process20160605182327

Kultevat earns first patent for Dandelion-to-rubber Process

June 5, 2016, BioFuesl Digest In Missouri, Kultevat has received its first process patent from the U.S. Patent Office for the production of natural ru...
Dandelions could be new cash crop20151010182644

Dandelions could be new cash crop

ST. LOUIS — Illinois farmers interested in something new may want to take a look at dandelions. A St. Louis company is in the process of developing an...
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Kultevat, Inc. and Sumitomo Rubber Industries enter into a research agreement to develop environmentally friendly source of natural rubber

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire Kultevat, Inc. a biotechnology company in St. Louis, MO and Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Kobe, Japan (SRI) have en...
Sumitomo Rubber Begins Joint Research on Russian Dandelions as a Potential New Source of Natural Rubber20150805182609

Sumitomo Rubber Begins Joint Research on Russian Dandelions as a Potential New Source of Natural Rubber

August 5, 2015 With the aim of providing more environmentally friendly and high-performance products, Sumitomo Rubber Industries has been examining th...
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