Bayer AG, a German multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company, has announced it will divest its Liberty crop protection brands globally to receive approval from South Africa for its merger with Monsanto.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and algae cultivation technology company Sapphire Energy have completed the first US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sanctioned outdoor field trial for genetically engineered algae.
Nottingham, UK-based plant culturing and research company Olixol has launched a “pioneering” technology to enable scalable production of pure, natural oils from plant cells, according to CosmeticsDesign on 18 April.
Global oils and fats production is set to grow in 2017/18, with palm, rapeseed and cotton seed oils to see an output jump and strong soya meal demand spurring higher crushing for soyabeans, according to G Chandrashekhar, a global agribusiness and commodities specialist speaking at the OFI India 2017 Business Congress and SOPA Soya Congress held on 19-20 May at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Olive oil’s value price sales in Western Europe rose to €3bn (US$3.3bn) in 2016, propelled by the success of private label products and the impact of price increases across the continent, a new market study finds.
Singapore Airlines (SIA), together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of flights between Singapore and San Francisco utilising used cooking oil (UCO)-based bio-jet fuel.