Oils & Fats International Fact File

    Jatropha

    Jatropha

    1st June, 2013
    Jet fuel

    Jet fuel

    11th April, 2019
    Krill oil

    Krill oil

    31st August, 2013
    Moringa

    Moringa

    25th June, 2018
    Natural wax

    Natural wax

    1st January, 2010
    Obesity and Fats

    Obesity and Fats

    2nd July, 2018
  • Olive oil processing

    Many processing factors affect the quality of olive oil including harvestingand transport conditions, crushing speed, sieve grid size, malaxation time and temperature and storage conditions

    15 April 2019
  • Packaging

    When it comes to oils and fats, good things can come in many packages, with metal, glass and plastic all utilised today. Each material offers advantages and drawbacks. Other factors – such as oil-package interactions, packaging geometry and filling and capping systems – must also be taken into account to ensure product quality

    11 April 2019
  • Palm oil genome technology

    Through seed breeding and genome technology, scientists are forming a better understanding of the oil palm and are using their knowledge to make palm oil more productive and sustainable

    01 January 2016
  • Peanut oil

    Predominantly used in cooking, peanut oil is popular in a variety of global cuisines and has a low level of saturated fat. OFI looks at the properties and history of the peanut alongside its role as a feedstock for the first biofuel ever produced, and moves to develop a non-edible variety specifically for biodiesel production

    31 July 2014
  • Pennycress

    In the running as a new biofuels feedstock is field pennycress. The crop is ideal for growing and harvesting in rotation with soyabean and corn and has a high oil yield, but it still hasn’t taken off

    31 July 2015
  • Pongamia

    Unsuitable for human consumption but with a high oil yield, is pongamia the next big biofuel on the block? OFI assesses its worth and looks at the companies trialling it in the field

    02 January 2015
  • Previous cargo rules

    Changes to the previous cargo list published in May 2014 by the European Commission (EC) generally favour the edible oils and fats industry

    31 October 2014
  • Rendering and pet food

    Rendered products can be used safely and sustainably as pet food ingredients. However, they face a negative image in the eyes of some pet owners

    18 June 2018
  • Rendering process

    The rendering industry performs an essential recycling service by taking animal by-products and turning them into ingredients for feed and other applications. OFI explains what is involved in the modern rendering process

    15 April 2019