Oils & Fats International Fact File



    11th April, 2019
    Activated carbon

    Activated carbon

    11th June, 2018


    2nd August, 2016


    29th August, 2013


    10th November, 2020
    Bleaching earths

    Bleaching earths

    6th July, 2016
  • Camelina

    With global fish stocks dwindling, researchers have intensified their efforts to find alternative sources of fish oils. A team at Rothamsted Research in the UK has run successful field trials sourcing omega-3 oil from genetically modified camelina

    10 November 2020
  • Camelina - The facts

    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.

    12 November 2020
  • Cannabidiol oil

    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?

    10 April 2019
  • Carinata

    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

    02 February 2015
  • Catalysts

    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

    09 July 2018
  • Cocoa

    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

    01 September 2010
  • Coconut oil

    Production of coconut oil is on the rise in the lauric oil powerhouses of Southeast Asia, as its purported health benefits have attracted global interest. OFI looks at the numerous uses of coconut and its oil and the worldwide market

    01 January 2015
  • Coconut oil processing

    The high content of medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil suggests it can be a unique ‘fat-burning’ functional oil. S P Kochhar looks at how processing can give coconut oil a longer shelf-life and better health aspects

    04 June 2018
  • Commodity trading

    Commodity trading by buying and selling futures and options contracts at futures exchanges forms the lifeline of the oils and fats industry. But how exactly does it all work?

    09 October 2017
  • Cottonseed

    Producing fibre, food and feed, cottonseed is a versatile crop and demand for its oil has boomed since New York banned trans fats from restaurants in 2006. OFI looks at its strengths and weaknesses in a health-conscious world

    31 October 2013
  • CRISPR/Gene editing

    New technologies, collectively called genome engineering, are unlocking new ways to improve oil crops while avoiding the stigma associated with traditional GMOs. Ile Kauppila explores their potential, limitations and regulatory issues

    15 April 2019
  • Cultured fats

    Cultured fats are a new kid on the block which can mimic the richness and juiciness provided by animal fats in meat. Because they are derived from animal cells, they do not have the damaging environmental impact of animal farming

    10 November 2020
  • Dairy fats

    Although dairy contains saturated fats, recent evidence shows dairy foods may have benefits for heart health. Erica Hocking, Lydia Cooper and Anne Mullen from The Dairy Council and Dr Adam Lock, Michigan State University detail the nutrient composition of dairy and its relationship to cardiometabolic health

    02 May 2016