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Prairie Carnations starting field trials in Germany with Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH

March 29, 2019

Prairie Carnations starting field trials in Germany with Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH. Several different varieties of Prairie Carnation will be examined. 


Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH

February 15, 2018

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH and CCC sign MOU on European 

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New CEO joins Carnation BioProducts

August 24, 2016

Dr. Geeta Patel came from India to join Carnation BioProducts. Geeta brings with her 25 years of work experience in the agriculture and bioproducts industry, has introduced soil inoculants, fertilizer and plant protection products to market, turned around the business of her previous agriculture division where she was Executive Vice President. Geeta said, “I am very happy to be in Canada and have lot of opportunities to grow the business of Carnation BioProducts”. We are happy to welcome Geeta on this exiting activity in the Canadian Prairies!

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New method of purifying finest carnation starch

May 20, 2016

The company developed a new method of purifying carnation starch. The principle consists of a wet process without heating the starch. The result is native white starch without any hull particles. The method also addresses the challenge of separating the starch from the lignin containing hulls. The hull fraction can be collected for gaining a special quality of lignin for melting and producing a hard polymer of black color.


AgWest sends letter of Intent for investment into CCC

December 22, 2015

The AWB board has approved a $300,000 investment in Canadian Carnation Bioproducts as a loan. Canadian Ag-West Bio Director of Commercialization, Brad Bly encouraged the company for its plans of delivering Prairie Carnation derived bioproducts for bioremediation.


CCC featured in Ag-West Annual Report

October 02, 2015

Canadian Carnation BioProducts has been featured by Ag-West Bio in their 2014-2015 Annual Report. Founder and President Dr. Michael M. Oelck talks about CCCs plans for delivering Prairie Carnation derived products to various industries.

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Guar gum losing visibility and profile in hydrocolloid world .

October 30, 2014

In 2014, Guar gum has been relatively stable in availability and price. It is losing its high visibility and profile in the hydrocolloid world, which is not a bad thing. Volatility and uncertainty does not suit suppliers nor buyers. It suits only speculators and gamblers who are financial traders of the commodity seeds or splits. Seed prices in India remain around INR 54-56/kg, slightely up from 45 a few months earlier. The price of food grade gum in India ranges between $3.00-3.50/kg delivered, depending on volumes and contract duration and the price of industrial grade is around $2.50. 70-80% of internationally traded guar gum goes into hydrofracking. The rest goes into other industries including mining. The profitability of the energy industry relates to using expensive raw materials like guar gum. The price of crude oil is hovering around $80-85/bbl (Oct. 2014). Fracking becomes of borderline interest at crude prices below $75-80/bbl. Demand of global guar consumption from fracking is getting less. Mining may access more guar if prices turn lower.  

(source Dennis Seisun, Hydrocolloid Newsletter, Oct. 2014) 


Saskatchewan Research Council Study

December 31, 2013

A study with Saskatchewan Research Council showed that several of CCC products can be used in the mining industry. In the study, carnation starch and other starches were compared for depressant use applying the method developed in the previous study developed by POS BioSciences. 


Study with POS Bio-Sciences

September 30, 2013

CCC has completed a study with POS Bio-Sciences to develop gentle grain processing with carnation grain. The characteristics of carnation starch  and starch gelatinisation were assessed and described. Carnation starch was compared with other gums and mucilages from prairie crops, and guar gum.