From Seed to Sky—Renewable Energy Founded in Agriculture
Welcome to Calyx Bio-Ventures!
Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc., is an agricultural technology company focused on renewable fuels including biojet and biodiesel. Calyx’s operating subsidiary, Agrisoma Biosciences, is producing an exciting new proprietary non-food energy feedstock crop, Resonance™ carinata, which yields oil that can be refined into fuel and used in existing engines as a 100 percent petroleum substitute. From seed to sky, the production of carinata substantially reduces carbon and other harmful emissions, and helps to reduce global petroleum dependence.
As a plant genetics and biotechnology company, Calyx Bio-Ventures’ renewable energy offerings are founded in agriculture with the goal to substantially reduce carbon emissions and reduce the world’s petroleum dependence and greenhouse gas emission. Our Resonance™ carinata oilseed crop has been used to produce drop-in jet fuel, compatible with existing jet engines without any engine modifications.
That point was soundly made on October 29, 2012, when the National Research Council of Canada (NRT) successfully completed the world’s first flight segment on 100 percent renewable, drop-in biofuel, in a civilian aircraft, a Falcon 20 jet.
That drop-in fuel was produced using oil from Resonance™ carinata. The flight also showed a 50 percent reduction in aerosol emissions, a 25 percent reduction in particles, a 49 percent reduction in black carbon and a 1.5 percent improvement in fuel usage—a potentially significant savings for the aviation industry.
The flight was so significant that Popular Science Magazine named it one of the Top 25 Most Important Scientific Events of 2012.
This is a big deal…a very big deal. Our proprietary crop has the potential for a multi-billion dollar impact on the renewable fuel and agriculture industries. It will be a game-changer in renewable energy and we are excited to share this on a global level, for green aviation fuel, for farmers looking for a smart and hearty rotation crop and for those who want to see zero carbon emissions.
It all starts with the seed, and we sell the perfect seed to “Grow Oil.”
Please watch the historic first 100 percent biojet fuel video from The Discovery Channel
The Discovery Channel recently aired a segment about the historical world’s first 100 percent biofuel flight, sponsored by Canada’s National Research Council. This flight used drop-in fuel produced from feedstock produced by Calyx Bio-Venture’s subsidiary, Agrisoma Biosciences.