Improving latex extraction technology by debarking guayule

Summary

To develop a practical and economical way of debarking guayule that is suitable for commercial use. The specific obrjectives are: To develop an efficient and reliable debarking machine for guayule To evaluate the effect of debarking on the qualityof latex produced from guayule To compare the economics of latex extractiion from guayule bark with that from whole plants To make appropriate recommendations for adoption of debarking technology by the guayule industry in Australia and overseas.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

To develop a practical and economical way of debarking guayule that is suitable for commercial use. The specific obrjectives are: To develop an efficient and reliable debarking machine for guayule To evaluate the effect of debarking on the qualityof latex produced from guayule To compare the economics of latex extractiion from guayule bark with that from whole plants To make appropriate recommendations for adoption of debarking technology by the guayule industry in Australia and overseas.

Project Code

PRJ-000532

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews

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Improving latex extraction technology by debarking guayule