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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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Bleaching earths (Removing MCPDs and GEs from edible oil)

Bleaching earths (Removing MCPDs and GEs from edible oil)

Posted April 15, 2019 from issue dated OFI June 2018

Bleaching earths alone cannot provide a complete solution to the formation of 3- and 2-MCPDs and GEs in edible oils. Preston Shanks explains how different oil types and their quality can affect the level of these potentially carcinogenic compounds and the role that heat- and acid-activated bleaching earths can play

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Camelina

Camelina

Posted February 03, 2014 from issue dated February Biofuels Issue 2014

Camelina sativa – an oilseed flowering plant that originated in northern Europe – is known by many names: gold-of-pleasure, false flax, wild flax and German sesame. Cultivated as far back as the Bronze Age, the biofuel industry is focusing on the potential of its oil as a source for renewable jet fuel

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Cannabidiol oil

Cannabidiol oil

Posted April 10, 2019 from issue dated OFI March/April 2019

Although cannabis is mostly associated with being a recreational drug, demand for cannabidiol (CBD) oil and products is growing for medical and skin care applications. What exactly is CBD and what is driving the  increasing demand for it?    

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Carinata

Carinata

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

Carinata produces an excellent biofuel and its meal can be fed to cattle, but the crop shines best as a feedstock for aviation biofuel. OFI looks at its success in the air and efforts to improve and scale up production

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Catalysts

Catalysts

Posted July 09, 2018 from issue dated OFI May 2018

Catalysts are an essential part of the hydrogenation process of vegetable oils. Dr Paul Hudson explores the basics of catalysts, including what catalysts are, why they are needed and how they work

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Cocoa

Cocoa

Posted September 01, 2010 from issue dated September 2010

Increased demand for sustainably produced cocoa has led to new projects in Africa and Latin America to encourage an environmental, economic and responsible approach to production to ensure a steady, long-term supply

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