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Adani Wilmar makes top bid for Ruchi Soya

June 15, 2018

Adani Wilmar has emerged as the top bidder for Indian edible oils producer Ruchi Soya, which is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.

Neste acquires animal fats trader IH Demeter

June 15, 2018

Renewable fuels producer Neste has acquired sole control and the majority of shares of Dutch animal fats and proteins trader IH Demeter BV in a move to improve its raw material supply.

EU informally agrees to phase out palm oil biodiesel by 2030

June 14, 2018

EU lawmakers have reached an informal agreement to phase out palm oil-based biodiesel by 2030, putting an end to more than a year and a half of debate.

French farmers block oil refineries, petrol stations in palm oil protests

June 14, 2018

Farmers have blocked several refineries and depots of French oil and gas giant Total in protest over its planned use of imported palm oil as a feedstock for its new La Mede biofuel refinery.

St1 and SCA to produce renewable fuel from tall oil

June 14, 2018

Finnish energy firm St1, in collaboration with Swedish forestry company SCA, is developing a new large scale facility at its Gothenburg refinery to produce renewable fuels from residual tall oil.

BASF, Evogene collaborate to discover novel insecticides

June 13, 2018

German chemicals company BASF and Israeli biotech firm Evogene have completed the first project milestone of their new collaboration effort focusing on the development of novel insecticides.

High fat diets suppress ability to taste fat over genetics

June 12, 2018

People on high fat diets become less sensitive to the taste of fat, which could lead to an overtly high energy intake and obesity, an Australian study has found.

DowDuPont develops high protein canola to compete with soya meal

June 12, 2018

Seeds and agrichem firm DowDuPont is in the final stages of developing a high protein canola variety to compete with soyabean, which dominates the oilseed meal market.

French farmers threaten to block refineries due to palm oil use

June 11, 2018

France’s largest farmer’s union FNSEA has called for the country’s oil refineries to be blocked from 10 June in protest against the government allowing French oil and gas refiner Total to use palm oil to produce biodiesel at its new La Mede refinery.

US FDA extends certain compliance dates with new trans fat rules

June 11, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended certain compliance deadlines related to its 2015 ban on industrially produced trans fatty acids (IP-TFA) in food while denying a petition to amend the rules.

Canada passes law to improve winter oilseed and grain transport

June 08, 2018

The Canadian government has approved a new act that aims to make the rail transport of grains – including canola – more efficient throughout the country.