Up to 15% of Ukrainian crop storage facilities destroyed, damaged or controlled by Russia

Up to 15% of Ukrainian crop storage facilities destroyed, damaged or controlled by Russia

28th September, 2022

Around 15% of Ukrainian crop storage facilities has been destroyed, damaged or controlled by Russia and its forces since it invaded the country, US non-governmental organisation the Conflict Observatory was quoted as saying in a World Grain report.

Indonesia unlikely to lift DMO palm oil policy but may increase export quota instead

Indonesia unlikely to lift DMO palm oil policy but may increase export quota instead

28th September, 2022

The government of Indonesia is unlikely to remove its current Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) policy on palm oil but might increase the current export quota instead, AgriCensus quotes a senior official from the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) as saying.

Stepan to acquire surfactants producer PerformanX

Stepan to acquire surfactants producer PerformanX

27th September, 2022

US speciality chemicals company Stepan has agreed to acquire surfactants producer PerformanX Specialty Chemicals, the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) reported.

Latest issue: September/October 2022

September/October 2022

Our September/October 2022 issue examines the implications of proposed European Union (EU) changes in renewable energy targets and feedstocks on the rendering industry.

We also look at how the personal care sector is going green with an increasing range of bio-based surfactants; how speciality oils and fats are replacing cocoa butter in dairy-free chocolate; and the growth of insect rearing for feed and food and the challenges facing the industry.

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