Casterra aims to industrialize castor cultivation to allow a steady and stable supply of castor grains to the castor oil value chain.
Casterra is employing advanced breeding technologies using unparalleled genetics knowledge to breeding stable castor varieties that can be cultivated using mechanized agro-technical practices.
Castor oil is used by a variety of industries, such as polymers for the plastic industry, electronics, cosmetics, automotive and aerospace industries.
While traditional supply of castor oil originates mainly from a traditional farming, implementing manual seeding and harvesting, this is now changing. Casterra is leading the change in the castor industry, turning castor crop into an industrialized single-season crop.
By developing proprietary castor seeds varieties, with unique cost-effective machinery solutions for harvesting and dehulling, Casterra is securing all seasons continuous supply of castor grains (raw material) to the crashing plants and hence aiming to reduce its price volatility.
Casterra is a fully-owned subsidiary of Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN), a leading computational biology company.
Casterra’s mechanical harvesting machine, tailored to harvest castor varieties, offers a leading cost-effective castor harvesting solution.
This mechanical harvesting machine has been developed in collaboration with FANTINI, a leading mechanical manufacturer.
Casterra’s proprietary dehulling machine has been designed and developed by Casterra’s technical team. This unique machine offers high capacity and grain’s cleaning level in the market.
Casterra, in collaboration with Fantini S.r.l., a leading manufacturer and distributor company specialized in agricultural mechanization, has developed a unique harvesting header, that best fit with its Castor varieties.
The commercial header, which is supplied exclusively to our customers, has many advantages, such as:
– High capacity, up to 50 ha/day
– Extremly low loss, Les then 7%
– Can be assembled on any standard grain combine
– Easy to maintain, cost effective operation
– Accompanied by our joint technical team with Fantini.
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This proprietary, patent-allowed, dehulling machine is a result of the integration of accumulated worldwide knowhow of Casterra’s team combined with top international experts in seed/grain dehulling.
The advantages of the machine:
– Higher % of clean grains
– Low % of broken grains
– High uniformity
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