18
Mar
2014
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Animal nutritionists from major companies in Egypt and Jordan recently learned about the use of canola meal as feed at seminars presented by Cigi on behalf of Dubai-based Al Ghurair Foods. Al Ghurair imported about one million tonnes of Canadian canola for crushing in the past year. Rex Newkirk, Vice-President of Research and Innovation at … continue reading →

23
Jul
2013
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Dr. Rex Newkirk, Cigi’s VP of Research and Innovation, visited the Chinese Oilseed Research Institute in Hubei, China on a scientific exchange June 4-12.  Cigi was invited by Chinese officials to work with researchers at the institute with a focus on adding value to canola meal in feed and industrial applications.  Rex gave formal seminars … continue reading →

26
Mar
2013
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Japan and Korea may open up their markets to a wider range of Canadian feed grains if the success of a recent barley promotion mission is any indication, according to Dr. Rex Newkirk, Cigi’s Vice-President of Research and Innovation, who participated in the visit to those countries. The Canadian delegation, which presented feed seminars and … continue reading →

21
Aug
2012
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Cigi provided hands-on training to staff from the Manitoba Canola Growers Association on the production of biodiesel to help the industry spread the message of renewable fuel from Canadian crops. Cigi has provided hands-on training and support in biodiesel since 2007, having conducted over 80 courses across Canada as well as public demonstrations of biodiesel production at shows such … continue reading →

21
Mar
2012

Cigi is helping industry realize the commercialization of their products with the recent formulation of a vegetable oil-based biodegradable hand cleaner and modification of a penetrating oil previously developed for lubricating machine parts. (Also see January x, 2012 post ‘Mustard passes muster in industrial applications’). Dr. Rex Newkirk, Cigi Director of Research and Business Development, … continue reading →