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December 10, 2007

WA sandalwood set to dominate world trade

. . . according to this article, when a new processing plant will be built in Kununurra, Western Australia next year. (And another recent article says the same thing.) The articles refer to "Indian Sandalwood" so presumably this Santalum album and not the S. spicata that is currently being grown in WA. An earlier article states that the first harvest will be in 2012, so perhaps they are being a bit optimistic about taking over the world immediately. Hopefully, if the oil is any good, it will help drive the price down some. 

Posted by Rob on December 10, 2007 in Ecological/Cultural Sustainability, Essential Oils/Plant Extractions, Oil Crops | Permalink


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