Organisers of the 15th European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA) Congress in Poland are urging participants to sign up now for the event as registration is available only until 31 March.
The Federal Court of Australia today approved the acquisition of Australian food manufacturer Goodman Fielder by Asian agribusiness group Wilmar International and Hong Kong-listed conglomerate First Pacific Company.
Algeria is seeking to raise domestic production of grains – beginning commercial maize production last year – and will soon approve applications from foreign investors to boost output and reduce reliance on imports, Reuters reports. The country imports nearly all of its maize needs and uses it for animal feed, with maize imports reaching 3.2M tonnes in 2013 and US$891.78M.
The European vegetable oil sector stands to lose €7.2bn out of a current total turnover of €24bn if the European Parliament environment committee’s new 6% limit on biofuels made from food crops is adopted, says the European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry association (Fediol).
In the European Union (EU), biofuel industry buzzwords for the start of the year are 'ILUC', 'decarbonisation' and 'greenhouse gas reduction'. Delegates from all over the world gathered at the 'Fuels of the Future' conference, held in Berlin from 19-21 January 2015, to consider these and many other issues arising in the EU in the lead-up to 2020.