USDA report says pandemic will lead to 10% drop in EU biofuel use

USDA report says pandemic will lead to 10% drop in EU biofuel use

11th August, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will cut EU bioethanol and biodiesel use by around 10% and 6% respectively according to a new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, Biofuels Digest reported on 23 July.

US court allows sales of Corteva weedkiller after blocking Bayer herbicide

US court allows sales of Corteva weedkiller after blocking Bayer herbicide

10th August, 2020

A US appeals court has ruled that seed and crop protection company Corteva can continue to sell an agricultural weedkiller that environmentalists said was harmful to plants and wildlife, Reuters reported on 22 July.

WTO moves ahead with Indonesia’s palm oil complaint against EU

WTO moves ahead with Indonesia’s palm oil complaint against EU

7th August, 2020

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given Indonesia the go ahead to form a panel on its complaint against the European Union (EU)’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), the Jakarta Post reported on 3 August.

Latest issue: July/August 2020

July/August 2020

Our July/August 2020 issue focuses on deep frying, which includes an in-depth guide to current regulations and an insight into natural oil protection solutions.

We also examine the rise in popularity of biosurfactants based on oils and fats.

In addition, the July/August issue features articles on vertical plate conditioning technology in oilseed processing, how demand and logistics in India have been hit by COVID-19, and the development of the palm oil sector in Africa.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.