Lower oil palm deforestation rate in 2020

Lower oil palm deforestation rate in 2020

3rd March, 2021

Rates of oil palm deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in 2020 were at their lowest level for three years, according to a new report by Chain Reaction Research (CRR) published on 9 February.

Chocolate giants among companies facing slavery lawsuit in USA

Chocolate giants among companies facing slavery lawsuit in USA

2nd March, 2021

Leading global chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé and Hershey are among the defendants facing a child slavery lawsuit in the USA, The Guardian reported on 12 February.

Univar Solutions enters new surfactants distribution agreement with Sasol

Univar Solutions enters new surfactants distribution agreement with Sasol

1st March, 2021

Global speciality chemical and ingredient company Univar Solutions has entered an agreement to become the main distributor of Sasol’s alcohol and surfactant products in the USA and Canada.

Latest issue: February 2021

February 2021

Our February 2021 issue gives an update on the EU biofuels market and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renewable Energy Directive II and the expanding domestic supply and blending of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

In a special focus, we look at the role antioxidants play in preserving the shelf life of edible oils used in dressings, sauces and marinades.

We also report on the challenges facing the global sunflower oil market and the development and uptake of marine biofuels.

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