Oils & Fats International Fact File

    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

    Rendering process

    15th April, 2019
    Rice bran oil

    Rice bran oil

    1st January, 2014
    Safflower

    Safflower

    31st October, 2014
    Shea butter

    Shea butter

    30th 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
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa has more than one billion people and while the region produces around 3M tonnes/year of palm oil, it relies on imports to meet its edible oil demand

    28 June 2022
  • Surfactants - going green

    As the cosmetic and personal care industry races to drop petroleum-based ingredients, chemical companies are rolling out a dizzying array of bio-based surfactants.

    11 November 2022
  • Sustainable aviation fuel

    The global use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is rising but the sector still faces a series of challenges – notably higher production and feedstock costs compared to conventional jet fuels – before it takes off on a wider scale.

    11 November 2022
  • Testing and analysis

    Fats and oils are essential components of our food and their effective characterisation is integral to ensuring quality. This guide outlines the recognised methods to assess fat and oil properties.

    11 November 2022
  • 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