Yes, that is a tobacco plant! Folear CEO Dr James Petrie and CSIRO scientists Dr Surinder Singh and Dr Xue-Rong Zhou met with top researchers at the Tobacco Research Institute centre in Qingdao to discuss leaf oil technology in tobacco.
From left: James Petrie (Folear), Surinder Singh (CSIRO), Xue-Rong Zhou (CSIRO), Yongfeng Guo and Huaixu Zhan (Tobacco Research Institute)
Folear CEO Dr James Petrie visited Chunxiang Fu’s state of the art switchgrass transformations facility in China to discuss development of leaf oil technology in switchgrass.
Our latest field trial results in collaboration with the Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTDRC) being presented by Patrick Perry at the CORESTA conference in China 2018, https://www.coresta.org/
Who would have thought vegetable oil from tobacco leaves
Harvest day of the leaf oil tobacco
Patrick Perry presenting his poster at CORESTA
Folear attended and supported the launch of the CSIRO ASEAN Hub at the Australian High Commission in Singapore.
Dr Leita pitches Folear to the delegates.
Folear is @ TechInnovation 2018 in Singapore
Here we are at the booth taking a selfie with CSIRO’s CEO, Larry Marshall. Come visit us!
We will be attending TECHINNOVATION 2018, 18 – 19 September 2018, Singapore
See you there
Folear Co-founder Dr Ben Leita met with ESM Sampoerna at the Australian embassy in Jakata to discuss the possibility of growing Folear’s leaf oil tobacco in Indonesia. Meeting was a collaborative effort brokered by CSIRO’s Archie Slamet and Austrade’s Farisca Jo.
# Outcome from this meeting was ESM Sampoerna planed to visit Folear’s tobacco field trial in USA Kentucky this August.
Photo: Nicolaas, Andrew Sampoerna, Andrew Cockburn, Archie Slamet, Ben Leita, Farisca Jo.