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Oils & Fats International Magazine Backgrounders

This new section features a selection of articles we have published in the past few years. The articles provide useful background information, particularly on feedstocks, and we will be adding to it regularly


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Pongamia

Pongamia

Posted January 02, 2015 from issue dated February 2015, Biofuels Issue

Unsuitable for human consumption but with a high oil yield, is pongamia the next big biofuel on the block? OFI assesses its worth and looks at the companies trialling it in the field

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Previous cargo rules

Previous cargo rules

Posted October 31, 2014 from issue dated October/November 2014

Changes to the previous cargo list published in May 2014 by the European Commission (EC) generally favour the edible oils and fats industry

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Rice bran oil

Rice bran oil

Posted January 01, 2014 from issue dated January 2014

A ‘balanced and versatile’ cooking oil, a beneficial cosmetics ingredient and an ‘economical and affordable’ biofuel, rice bran oil (RBO) has a lot to offer. OFI examines the growing popularity of this niche oil

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Safflower

Safflower

Posted October 31, 2014 from issue dated October/November 2014

Nutritionally healthy, safflowerseed oil is gathering interest from the food, biofuel and oleochemical industries, due to its high level of oleic acids and ability to grow in most regions of the world

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Shea butter

Shea butter

Posted September 30, 2015 from issue dated September/October 2015

Rare, naturally grown, traditionally harvested, and with reportedly remarkable moisturising and healing properties, demand for shea butter is growing steadily. OFI looks at what makes shea so special

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Sorghum

Sorghum

Posted February 01, 2015 from issue dated February Biofuels 2013

High yielding and hardy, those in the ethanol industry are taking note of sweet sorghum’s significance as a potential biofuel. With hybrid varieties further increasing yield, is sorghum ‘an important piece’ in the sustainable energy puzzle?

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