Rapeseed derivatives

Manage risk with Rapeseed grain derivatives

Rapeseed derivatives

Rapeseed grain derivatives: over 20 years of success

Euronext’s Rapeseed grain futures contract was launched in 1994 in close cooperation with the oilseeds industry and organisations such as the Onidol. This was in response to changes in the 1992 European Common Agricultural Policy. The Rapeseed grain futures contract was Euronext’s first agricultural derivatives contract.

Euronext launched a combined Rapeseed derivatives complex in 2014, offering the industry both Rapeseed meal and Rapeseed oil futures and options in individual contracts. The launch expanded the Euronext commodities offering to cover the bio-diesel sector as it has allowed European mineral oil participants to hedge their bio-diesel price exposure.

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Rapeseed Futures
Rapeseed Oil Futures
Rapeseed Meal Futures

Rapeseed Options
Rapeseed Oil Options
Rapeseed Meal Options

Five facts about Rapeseed
1) Rapeseed is a bright yellow flowering member of the mustard or cabbage family. It is a mustard crop grown primarily for its seed which yields about 40% oil and can be used as a high-protein animal feed.

2) Since the year 2000, virtually all rapeseed production in the European Union has shifted to rapeseed 00 (double zero), with low content of erucic acid and low content of glucosinolates. The production of rapeseed in the European Union is still ‘conventional’, that is, does not contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

3) Rapeseed is normally processed in two steps:
- Physical pressing of the rapeseed
- Subsequent hexane extraction of the remaining oil in the press-cake

4) Traditional and other uses have been for lamp oils, soap making, high-temperature and lubricating oils, and plastics manufacturing. The shift to rapeseed 00 in the European Union, the low erucic acid content of the resulting rapeseed oil, and its specific fatty acid composition all make it a highly appreciated edible oil. The conventional (non-GMO) nature of European rapeseed production means that European food customers often prefer rapeseed oil produced in Europe over oils of other origins that might be produced from GMOs.

5) Rapeseed oil has also become the primary feedstock for biodiesel in Europe.

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