2 The First Biotech Trait with Direct Consumer Benefits 2Plenish® High Oleic Soy - A High Impact ProductImproved Fatty Acid Profile~75% Oleic, highest oleic content in soy20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil0g trans fatEnhanced functionality with higher heat stability for frying and improved shelf lifeNew Markets in Industrial ApplicationsRenewable, environmentally-friendly alternative to petroleum-based productsSolid soybean yield and agronomics to reduce costs75%22%The First Biotech Trait with Direct Consumer Benefits
3 Silencing of oleic desaturase genes 3Biotechnology to Improve Soybean Oil Stability & NutritionLarge reduction in unstable fatty acidsEliminates need for hydrogenation and the creation of trans fatsLarge increase in heart-healthy oleic fatty acid (monounsaturated fat)Fatty acid profile similar to heart-healthy olive oilSaturatedMonounsaturatedPolyunsaturatedCommodity Soybean Oil11422558PalmiticAcidC16:0StearicC18:0OleicC18:1LinoleicC18:2LinolenicC18:3Silencing of oleic desaturase genesGene silencing deployed that results in a high concentration of very stable oleic acidPlenishTMHigh Oleic*6-74-5>755-8<3Relative rate of oxidation3
4 Plenish® High Oleic Soybean Yield Data Summary Pioneer’s Plenish® Seed Product DevelopmentCommercialize products which demonstrate yield parity and meeting composition specificationsDevelop products that growers will grow for their yield and agronomics even if no premium was paidProducts must meet minimum oil and protein targets for Processors and End-usersCommercialize products that are in the “Leader Package” of Pioneer products in a production zone.Products must meet same advancement criteria as Pioneer’s elite commodity seed products along with compositional targetsWide area product testing in key geographies prior to commercial releaseMeet or exceed defensive trait (disease resistance) targets in all target geographiesCyst Nematode, Phytophthora, Sudden Death Syndrome, OthersPlenish® High Oleic Soybean Yield Data Summary(Bushels / Acre)Source: Pioneer research plot yield data from 407 observations in Indiana and Ohio depicting an average yield on Plenish ® high oleic soybeans commercial varieties compared to average yield of Pioneer® brand elite soybean checks inPlenish® High Oleic Varieties Pioneer Elite Varieties
5 Food Industry Demand Targeted Applications 5Food Industry DemandTargeted ApplicationsRestaurant ApplicationsFrying Oils - restaurant deep-fryingPan/Grill Oils – pan frying, sautéPan Sprays – anti-sticking release agentSalad dressings, saucesPackaged FoodsCommercial Frying - frozen potatoes, chicken, seafoodSnack Foods – salty snacks, chips, nutsBaked Goods – spray oil, base oil for shorteningsProduct testing with major food companiesMeeting or exceeding product performance targetsPositive test results on flavor and functionality attributesLarge supply availability in the future to maintain an attractive price point
6 Plenish® Oil Opens New Industrial Markets 6Plenish® Oil Opens New Industrial MarketsDriversEnvironmental stewardshipContainment and clean-up costsFunctional propertiesHigher flash pointLubricityVolatilityValue of High Oleic SoyHeat and Oxidative StabilityLubricantsTransformer OilsOleic Purity – better product uniformity, reduced separation costsPolyolsOleochemicalsRepresents15 – 20% ofHigh Oleic Soy acresCleanup workers removing oil from the transformer below damaged power house.Canal Breach Results in Spill to Lewis River
7 Benefiting Everyone from Farmers to Consumers 7Benefiting Everyone from Farmers to ConsumersFarmers: High performing soybeans with yields similar to Pioneer’s elite varieties, opportunity to earn additional income per bushel Soy Processors: Expanded markets, supports existing infrastructure Food Service Companies: Longer fry life, reduced polymer buildup, improved flavor Packaged Food Companies: Trans-free label, improved flavor, better shelf life Consumers: Nutrition benefits with improved taste, 0g trans fat, less saturated fat, high in monounsaturated fat Non-Food Companies: Biodegradable, renewable replacement for petroleum oilsHigh Oleic Soy10 – 15 MM Acres25-35%of US crushVolume
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