Can yeast oil save rainforests from palm oil plantation pressure?

Palm oil is cheap, plentiful, and extremely useful — but its production involves destroying tropical rainforests. Startups are racing to replace palm oil with oil from yeast cultures. Can they beat palm oil's low price?

Palm oil is incredibly useful stuff. It's by far the most commonly used vegetable oil in the world because it has…

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Nils Zimmermann


Deutsche Welle, 2020-08-27.


Breakthrough Energy
C16 Biosciences
International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN
Technische Universität München (TUM)
University of Bath


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