Novel waxes produced by supercritical CO2 extraction and enzymic modification will be evaluated for efficacy as film antitranspirants to reduce plant water loss when applied to droughted crop plants. Waste-derived novel waxes have potential as more-effective and cheaper alternatives to the current high-cost pine resin-based film antitranspirant products. The results will be considered for potential commercial translation by the feedstock supplier and by a global agrochemical manufacturer.
Harper Adams University
Bangor University, Freshtime Ltd