Extraction, analyses, applications

The extraction, analyses and applications expertise of Food & Biobased Research connects the upstream and downstream Research and development chains of plant breeding and cultivation to industrial end-products. Latex, rubber and by-products inulin, resins, lignin and bagasse can be obtained from the novel rubber crops Russian dandelion (T. koksaghyz) and guayule (P. argentatum).

Due to differences in accumulation of latex in canals in Russian dandelion and in parenchyma cells in guayule, the extraction processes are different.