Oils & Fats International Fact File

    CRISPR/Gene editing

    CRISPR/Gene editing

    15th April, 2019
    Cultured fats

    Cultured fats

    10th November, 2020
    Dairy fats

    Dairy fats

    2nd May, 2016
    Deep fat frying - Explained

    Deep fat frying - Explained

    12th November, 2020


    1st March, 2013
    Essential oils

    Essential oils

    19th February, 2018


    31st October, 2012
  • Freak feedstocks

    In a bid to secure renewable sources of energy, scientists are investigating ever stranger biofuel feedstocks. Fungus, human fat, rabbit corpses – these are just some of the ideas of recent years. OFI looks at the viability and commercialisation of these unexpected feedstocks

    02 February 2015
  • Halophytes

    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

    02 June 2014
  • Hemp

    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

    31 July 2015
  • High oleic oils

    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

    11 April 2019
  • High oleic palm oil

    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

    15 April 2019
  • HVO

    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

    15 April 2019
  • Infant formulae fats

    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

    01 September 2011
  • Jatropha

    Jatropha is making a comeback, experts argued at the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam. A good candidate for sustainable biofuel but historically low-yielding, new research reveals how its yield can be improved with know-how, investment and funds

    01 June 2013
  • Jet fuel

    With some 250M gallons/year of offtake agreements for sustainable jet fuel supply, the fossil fuel alternative is no longer a concept but a pending commercial reality

    11 April 2019
  • Krill oil

    Krill are at the heart of the ocean’s food chain, with a total biomass of between 400M and 600M tonnes. Krill oil supplements are gaining in popularity but there are concerns over the impact krill fishery may have on the ocean’s ecosystem

    31 August 2013
  • Margarine and spreads

    The global margarine market has developed to include low-fat and low-salt spreads and products with added omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterols and certified oils, with a growing appeal to vegans searching for an alternative to butter

    10 November 2020
  • Marine Biofuels

    Marine biofuels are gaining acceptance but the industry's adoption of alternative fuels faces challenges

    17 August 2021
  • Moringa

    Not only could its leaves and fruit help us overcome world hunger, the tropical moringa tree has something to offer for everyone. This backgrounder explores the many uses of the moringa, from cosmetics to biofuels

    25 June 2018