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Unilever plans to sell Greek olive oil and spreads businesses

October 09, 2017

Global consumer goods giant Unilever is continuing with its plans to sell parts of its business in order to boost its financial growth.


British Airways partners with Velocys to turn waste to aviation fuel

October 09, 2017

After its previous venture fell through, British Airways (BA) is re-trying its luck with renewable aviation fuels and has partnered with Texas-headquartered renewable fuels firm Velocys to use fuel made from household waste.


UK cross-sector project aims to increase sustainability in oils and fats

October 06, 2017

A new cross-sector collaboration effort, led by UK-based Forum for the Future (FFTF) sustainability advocacy association, is looking to improve sustainability in edible oils and fats production and use.


Bayer, Ginkgo set up new company to develop microbial nitrogen fertiliser technology

October 05, 2017

German chemicals giant Bayer and US biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks are setting up a new company to develop and improve the ability of certain microbes to produce nitrogen fertiliser.


Cargill to replace Kansas edible oil facility with biodiesel plant

October 04, 2017

Food and agribusiness Cargill plans to build a US$90M state-of-the-art biodiesel plant with an annual production capacity of 60M gallons (272.8M litres) on the plot currently occupied by its Wichita, Kansas edible oil refinery.


Sinar Mas Cepsa starts up production at €300M oleochemicals plant in Indonesia

October 03, 2017

Sinar Mas Cepsa started operations on 14 September at its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia, which will produce fatty alcohols and fatty acids from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil (PKO). 


Cargill expands Canadian grain marketing contracts to canola

October 03, 2017

Global agribusiness Cargill is launching its ProPricing grain marketing contract for canola in Canada as the first ever contract of its kind for the oilseed in the country.


Canada takes final step to ban trans fats in food supply

October 02, 2017

Canada’s health authority Health Canada has taken the final step to ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from all foods sold and served in the country by late 2018.


EU oilseed associations criticise decision on Argentina biodiesel

October 02, 2017

European oilseed and edible oil trade associations are voicing their disapproval of the EU’s recent decision to lower import duties on Argentine biodiesel and demand more consistent policies for the industry.


Clariant expands bleaching earth production, introduces new products

September 29, 2017

Global speciality chemicals producer Clariant is expanding the production capacity of its Tonsil brand bleaching earth products, while introducing five new product types into its portfolio.


Unilever sells South African spreads business to Remgro

September 29, 2017

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever will sell its South African spreads business to South Africa-based investment holding company Remgro in exchange for acquiring Remgro’s 25.75% share in Unilever South Africa Holdings.