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Oils & Fats International Backgrounders

This new section features a selection of articles we have published in the past few years. The articles provide useful background information, particularly on feedstocks, and we will be adding to it regularly


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Halophytes

Halophytes

Posted June 02, 2014 from issue dated June Biofuels Issue 2014

Are salt-tolerant halophytes the answer to an aviation industry increasingly focused on renewable fuels? OFI looks at this “game changer” in the biofuels industry and how an ecosystem could be put in place to make it even more sustainable

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Hemp

Hemp

Posted July 31, 2015 from issue dated July/August 2015

Is it a drug? Is an energy crop? The growing of hemp is controversial due to its association with cannabis. OFI assesses the properties of hemp seed and oil and the strict regulations surrounding the crop

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High oleic oils

High oleic oils

Posted April 11, 2019 from issue dated OFI September/October 2018

High oleic oils offer nutritional and application advantages including less saturated fatty acids, more monounsaturated acids, and a good shelf life. Yet factors such as segregation costs and volatile premiums for farmers limit their production

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High oleic palm oil

High oleic palm oil

Posted April 15, 2019 from issue dated OFI January 2019

A hybrid form of palm oil grown in Colombia and Ecuador has a higher oleic content than conventional palm oil, offering applications in frying, baking and chocolate spreads

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HVO

HVO

Posted April 15, 2019 from issue dated OFI November/December 2018

Hydrotreated vegetable oil boasts a great number of advantages over traditional biodiesel, among them lower emissions, higher fuel e ciency and a chemical structure identical with petroleum diesel. With the growing interest in all markets, particularly in Asia, and the many new production facilities scheduled to come online in a few years, HVO could be the fuel of the future

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Infant formulae fats

Infant formulae fats

Posted September 01, 2011 from issue dated September 2011

From the use of animal fats such as lard to palm oil, and triglycerides produced by enzyme technology, the development of fats for infant formulae continues

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