Sharp rise in Bulgarian rapeseed crushing capacity

Sharp rise in Bulgarian rapeseed crushing capacity

12th July, 2024

Bulgaria became a net importer of rapeseed in the 2023/24 marketing year with growing trade driven by expanding domestic crushing capacities, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.

Groupo Potencial to build two biofuel pipelines in Brazil

Groupo Potencial to build two biofuel pipelines in Brazil

11th July, 2024

Brazil’s privately owned Grupo Potencial will be investing BRL 200M (US$37M) in building two biofuel pipelines in the south of the country, the company’s vice president Carlos Hammerschmidt was quoted as saying in a Reuters report.

WHO reports hundreds of thousands of annual deaths in Europe linked to ultra-processed foods

WHO reports hundreds of thousands of annual deaths in Europe linked to ultra-processed foods

11th July, 2024

Ultra-processed food is responsible for about 391,000 deaths a year in Europe, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data reported by Olive Oil Times.

Latest issue: OFI June 2024

OFI June 2024

The June 2024 issue is packed full of news, special features and market updates to keep you informed and up to date on the edible oils and fats market.

In my comment, I look at how Russia’s proposals for a BRICS grain exchange could be another sign of Moscow’s attempts to influence global food dynamics and challenge Western-led trade.

Our June 2024 issue examines the role bleaching earths play in the production of biodiesel/hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

We also look at the design and use of activated carbon.

In addition, we look at how the potential for spent bleaching earths to be used as a sustainable feedstock for HVO and SAF is being held back by a lack of logistics and volumes.

We also present a special focus on the Port of Rotterdam’s role…