Oils & Fats International Fact File

    Packaging

    Packaging

    11th April, 2019
    Peanut oil

    Peanut oil

    31st July, 2014
    Pennycress

    Pennycress

    31st July, 2015
    Plant-based foods

    Plant-based foods

    10th November, 2020
    Pongamia

    Pongamia

    2nd January, 2015
    Previous cargo rules

    Previous cargo rules

    31st October, 2014
    Rapeseed

    Rapeseed

    10th November, 2020
    Rendering and pet food

    Rendering and pet food

    18th 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
  • Rice bran oil

    A ‘balanced and versatile’ cooking oil, a beneficial cosmetics ingredient and an ‘economical and affordable’ biofuel, rice bran oil (RBO) has a lot to offer. OFI examines the growing popularity of this niche oil

    01 January 2014
  • Safflower

    Nutritionally healthy, safflowerseed oil is gathering interest from the food, biofuel and oleochemical industries, due to its high level of oleic acids and ability to grow in most regions of the world

    31 October 2014
  • Shea butter

    Rare, naturally grown, traditionally harvested, and with reportedly remarkable moisturising and healing properties, demand for shea butter is growing steadily. OFI looks at what makes shea so special

    30 September 2015
  • Sorghum

    High yielding and hardy, those in the ethanol industry are taking note of sweet sorghum’s significance as a potential biofuel. With hybrid varieties further increasing yield, is sorghum ‘an important piece’ in the sustainable energy puzzle?

    01 February 2015
  • Speciality fats

    Speciality fats, used as replacement fats, include a group called exotic fats that make ideal cocoa butter equivalents and have great potential in the confectionery industry

    24 May 2018
  • Speciality fats processing

    Increasing demand for cocoa butter-based confectionery has sent producers on a quest for alternatives to avoid the high cost of the original product or to improve melting properties. New crystallisation and separation technologies are being used to produce these speciality fats.

    16 November 2020
  • Tobacco

    The race is on to find a suitable feedstock for aviation biofuel. Industry giants such as Boeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG have teamed up to investigate whether tobacco is a good contender. OFI looks at global research into the crop’s potential to produce biofuel and its various other applications

    01 February 2015
  • Used Cooking Oil (UCO)

    Used cooking oil (UCO) is increasingly utilised in the EU to produce biodiesel. To meet rising demand for this feedstock, EU imports of UCO from China, Indonesia and Malaysia are growing, raising concerns about their quality, traceability and indirect land use impact

    10 November 2020