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Neste signs agreement with Clariant to develop sustainable materials

November 26, 2018

Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste has signed an agreement with Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant to produce new sustainable materials for a variety of industries.


LIPSA launch products with low levels of 3-MCPD esters

November 23, 2018

Spanish oils and fats refiner Lipidos Santiga (LIPSA) has launched a new product portfolio with low levels of 3-monochloropropanediol (MCPD) esters, a contaminant formed during vegetable oil processing that is linked to cancer.


Chinese soyabean imports forecast to drop

November 23, 2018

China’s 2018/19 soyabean imports are projected to drop by 10% to 85M tonnes as a result of ongoing trade tensions with the USA and an outbreak of African swine fever, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on 2 November.


University of Delaware start-up company produces bio-oil

November 22, 2018

A start-up company from the University of Delaware, USA, has combined plant waste and vegetable oils to engineer a bio-based oil which can be used as a renewable alternative to petroleum-based products in applications from skin lotions to industrial lubricants.


Euglena to start work on jet biofuel in Japan

November 22, 2018

Japanese biotech company euglena plans to start mass production of bio jet fuel and biodiesel made from waste oil and algae with the completion of its new Yokohama refinery plant, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 2 November.


Advoc to produce edible oils for Patanjali

November 21, 2018

Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Company (Advoc) has partnered with leading Indian consumer goods firm Patanjali Ayurved Limited to produce a range of vegetable oils for the Middle Eastern market.

 

 


European Parliament approves REDII with second-generation biofuel targets

November 21, 2018

On 13 November, the European Parliament (EP) approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).


RSPO members agree on new palm oil standard

November 20, 2018

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has revised its certification standards including new requirements on deforestation and protection of peatlands, human and labour rights.


USA to review tariffs on Argentine biodiesel

November 20, 2018

A US decision to review tariffs imposed on Argentine biodiesel could mean a revival for the country’s exporters, the biodiesel chamber of Argentina says.


Malaysian minister speaks out against UK supermarket’s anti-palm oil advert

November 19, 2018


Malaysian Minister for Primary Industries Teresa Kok has spoken out against UK supermarket Iceland’s controversial TV advert depicting an orangutan telling the story of how her home was destroyed by palm oil cultivation.


Viterra takes over largest canola processing facility in North America

November 19, 2018

Canadian grain and oilseed handler Viterra has taken over the largest expeller-press canola processing facility in North America in Warden, Washington, USA as part of its assumption of full ownership of Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) on 1 November.