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Calyxt to Develop Better Soybean Oil as Palm Oil Alternative

October 6, 2021

Calyxt, Inc., developer of the high oleic soybean oil Calyno, will be developing another improved soybean capable of producing oil as a commercial alternative to palm oil.

The palm oil alternative will be developed with a leading global food ingredient manufacturer in Asia. They aim to improve soybean with better health benefits and with oil that addresses sustainability challenges linked to palm oil including food miles and palm's oil effect on biodiversity.

"Calyxt will utilize its proprietary technology platform to deliver this innovation. This technology platform, based on a deep understanding of plant genomes and pathways to engineer plant metabolism, accelerates development and delivers a target faster than traditional plant-based development," Calyxt mentioned in their press release.

Read the press release from Calyxt.

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