The scientists identified and provided a series of genes that are responsible of the biosynthesis of lipids that can be used to obtain transgenic castor-oil
plants with an acid profile appropriate for the different requirements of bio lubricants.
The plastic was developed with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, and "is produced by a chemical reaction between two organic compounds that are derived from castor-oil
tree and petroleum".
Gilberto Chierice, a professor of analytic chemistry at the University of Silo Paulo, Brazil, has been working since 1987 on castor-oil
polymers for use in artificial limbs and implantable joints.
Yesterday I saw the Prophet Jonah emerge from behind the filthy garage near the stadium, in the Jaffa mud: I stood peeing on the wide scorched leaves of a castor-oil
plant; all around me lay a once-pure dune defeated by the effluent of burnt oil, and foul fumes masked the gleam of the water.
Internal and external lubricants produced from castor-oil
Agencia Brasil recently reported that work has officially commenced at a new 350-liter-per-day biodiesel production facility in Quixeramobim, Ceara that will use castor-oil
plants as source material for the alternative fuel.
plant (Ricinus communis) with enough toxin in a single seed to kill a child.