Oils & Fats International Fact File



    11th April, 2019
    Activated carbon

    Activated carbon

    11th June, 2018


    2nd August, 2016


    29th August, 2013
  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants play a vital role in preserving the quality of oils and fats products and extending their shelf life. While synthetic antioxidants are an effective solution, increased scientific and legal scrunity of them – along with consumer preferences – are leading to the growth of natural antioxidants

    10 November 2020
  • Bleaching earths

    Bleaching earths, used as part of the process that removes impurities from edible oils prior to final application, are a fast growing market that is estimated to be worth US$3.59bn by 2022

    06 July 2016
  • Bleaching earths (Removing MCPDs and GEs from edible oil)

    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

    15 April 2019
  • 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