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Will Europe embrace precise plant breeding or further frustrate innovation?

On September 19th an interview with KeyGene’s CEO Arjen van Tunen about regulation on precise plant breeding technologies was published in the EU Parliament Magazine. “We urgently need legal certainty to support innovation in plant breeding in the EU” You are invited to read the the full interview: Will Europe embrace precise plant breeding or further…

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Flower Power! KeyGene delivers natural rubber for world’s first green bike tyre

Last month during the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen (GER) the first bike road tyre made of dandelion rubber; the Fortezza Flower Power, was showcased by Vredestein. This innovative road tyre is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions, the result of a joint initiative called DRIVE4EU, co-financed by the European Union. KeyGene, partner…

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Explore partnership with KeyGene for co-development innovative plant-based protein crops

For more than 27 years KeyGene positively contributes through the products of its clients to more tasty, nutritious and sustainable produced crops. Partnering for growth is in our DNA, using the next generation, cool and innovative plant breeding technologies. To attractively drive the availability of commercial varieties. With the unprecedented global growth and increasing consumer…

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This tiny country feeds the world: how the Netherlands has become an agricultural giant

National Geographic published a story in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. KeyGene’s CEO Arjen van Tunen talks about Dutch firms being among the world leaders in the seed business. ‘Dutch firms are among the world leaders in the seed business, with close to $1.7 billion worth of exports in 2016. Yet they…

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Nanopore meeting NL

KeyGene is co-organizer of the Nanopore NL meeting hosted at UMC Utrecht by Wigard Kloosterman (UMCU), Thomas Abeel (Delft University) and Hans Jansen (Future Genomics Technologies) on October 17th, in Utrecht. The latest developments will be shared by Oxford Nanopore and users will share their experiences on wet-lab as well as on analysis of this…

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High-tech for better crop varieties

The Government of the Netherlands recently published a brochure, presenting a brief overview of the role of Dutch companies, policymakers and researchers in the development of quality seed and seed sectors globally. The Dutch seed sector enjoys a global leading position. Dutch seed companies operate on a global scale. The Dutch government, too, is very proactive in providing…

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Onderzoek naar rubber in de volgende fase

Er dreigt wereldwijd een tekort aan natuurrubber. KeyGene is een van de partners in het onderzoeksprogramma Drive4EU, waaruit een Europese productieketen moet ontstaan voor rubber uit de Russische paardenbloem. Inmiddels zijn de proefvelden gestart. Bij proefboerderij De Rusthoeve in Colijnsplaat worden nu paardenbloemen gekweekt, speciaal voor het maken van rubber. In Vlaanderen loopt dezelfde proef. Het project is…

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Successful Recruit your Employer career event

On June 22nd KeyGene organized a special career event: Recruit your Employer. The goal of this event was to give attendees the opportunity to find out if KeyGene could fit in their future career. More than 130 people from all over the world registered to be part of the event: 80 offline in Wageningen, the…

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Press release – Felda Global Ventures Berhad and KeyGene sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and Felda Global Ventures Berhad (FGV) announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) agreement to establish a strategic partnership to start a joint research laboratory (joint lab). This joint lab will empower FGV R&D to become a center of excellence by strengthening its research capabilities, enabling faster introduction…

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News Release – With the Virtual Reality Breeding tool KeyGene brings Phenotyping and crop innovation to a next level

As DNA sequences of crops are unraveled at high speed on daily basis genome information is no longer limited in crop improvement processes. Therefore KeyGene invests significantly in phenotyping, the current bottleneck in plant breeding. KeyGene will do major investments in (1) digital & robotized phenotyping, (2) big data handling & analysis and (3) visualization…

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