Oils & Fats International Fact File

    Freak feedstocks

    Freak feedstocks

    2nd February, 2015
    Halophytes

    Halophytes

    2nd June, 2014
    Hemp

    Hemp

    31st July, 2015
    Hemp/CBD

    Hemp/CBD

    11th November, 2022
    High oleic oils

    High oleic oils

    11th April, 2019
    High oleic palm oil

    High oleic palm oil

    15th April, 2019
    High oleic soyabean oil

    High oleic soyabean oil

    11th November, 2022
    HVO

    HVO

    15th April, 2019
    Hydrogen

    Hydrogen

    28th June, 2022
  • Industry 4.0

    The palm oil industry has gone through different stages of industrial revolution. What is the next step to ensure sustainability and efficiency and how can it utilise Industry 4.0 in this journey?

    28 June 2022
  • 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
  • Insect fat and protein

    Insects are a source of protein and fat which can be utilised as food and feed to meet the demands of a growing world population. However, the industry faces challenges such as consumer acceptance and legislation.

    11 November 2022
  • 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
  • MOSH and MOAH contaminants

    MOSH and MOAH are mineral oil hydrocarbons that can contaminate oils and fats in all stages of the production chain. While steps can be taken to mitigate their presence before processing, only deodorisation can remove them during refining

    28 June 2022
  • Natural wax

    With a global trend towards natural fats and waxes, Dr Madelyn Bekker explains the economic significance, general chemical composition, production processes, applications and typical properties of the most important natural waxes

    01 January 2010
  • Obesity and Fats

    The global obesity rate has nearly tripled since 1995, with an estimated 650M people classified as obese in 2016. This backgrounder explores what obesity is, what are its causes, and which oils and fats are the good, the bad and the worst for managing weight gain

    02 July 2018
  • Oleochemicals

    There is a wide range of choices for palm oil operators wishing to move downstream into oleochemical derivatives. What are the most promising products, their applications and the production processes involved?

    10 November 2020