Developing industry standards for Australian native oils

  • 112 pages

  • Published: 6 Sep 2023

  • Author(s): Ashley Dowell

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-418-9

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Australia has a rich and diverse native flora containing a vast number of essential oil-bearing plants. A primary barrier to the expansion of production of these oils is a lack of formal characterisation and standardisation of Australia native essential oils.

For the first time, AgriFutures Australia has addressed this barrier by commissioning this project, which describes the methods and outcomes of research required to establish industry standards and regulatory documents for emerging Australian native essential oils. This project has also resulted in the establishment of an R&D database to facilitate availability of this information to growers, traders, buyers and consumers of Australian native essential oils, as well as products containing them.

The creation of industry standards for emerging Australian native oils will facilitate trade and increase demand for these products by allowing buyers and traders to confirm the oils’ authenticity, quality and consistency.