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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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Olive oil processing

Olive oil processing

Posted April 15, 2019 from issue dated OFI March/April 2019

Many processing factors affect the quality of olive oil including harvestingand transport conditions, crushing speed, sieve grid size, malaxation time and temperature and storage conditions

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Packaging

Packaging

Posted April 11, 2019 from issue dated OFI June 2018

When it comes to oils and fats, good things can come in many packages, with metal, glass and plastic all utilised today. Each material offers advantages and drawbacks. Other factors – such as oil-package interactions, packaging geometry and filling and capping systems – must also be taken into account to ensure product quality

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Palm oil genome technology

Palm oil genome technology

Posted January 01, 2016 from issue dated January 2016

Through seed breeding and genome technology, scientists are forming a better understanding of the oil palm and are using their knowledge to make palm oil more productive and sustainable

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Peanut oil

Peanut oil

Posted July 31, 2014 from issue dated July 2014

Predominantly used in cooking, peanut oil is popular in a variety of global cuisines and has a low level of saturated fat. OFI looks at the properties and history of the peanut alongside its role as a feedstock for the first biofuel ever produced, and moves to develop a non-edible variety specifically for biodiesel production

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Pennycress

Pennycress

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

In the running as a new biofuels feedstock is field pennycress. The crop is ideal for growing and harvesting in rotation with soyabean and corn and has a high oil yield, but it still hasn’t taken off

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Pongamia

Pongamia

Posted January 02, 2015 from issue dated February 2015, Biofuels Issue

Unsuitable for human consumption but with a high oil yield, is pongamia the next big biofuel on the block? OFI assesses its worth and looks at the companies trialling it in the field

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