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New UCO regulations take effect in India

3 hours ago

The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) says a concentrated, three-pronged effort is needed to ensure implementation of the country’s new regulations on used cooking oil (UCO), effective from 1 July.


Indonesia considers B30 biodiesel mandate to reduce palm oil stocks

July 18, 2018

Indonesia is exploring the possibility of imposing a 30% blending mandate (B30) on biodiesel in order to whittle down the country’s stocks of both biodiesel and palm oil.


CHS Sunprairie opens new North Dakota soya terminal

July 18, 2018

US grain trader CHS Sunprairie has opened its 10th new grains terminal, located in North Dakota and set to be a link in the transport chain of soyabeans and wheat.


Cargill, The Andersons renew marketing agreement for soya storage facilities

July 17, 2018

US grain trader The Andersons Inc has renewed its five-year marketing and lease agreement for two of Cargill’s Ohio handling and storage facilities for various grains, including soyabeans.


RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s membership

July 16, 2018

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has reinstated consumer goods giant Nestlé’s membership after the firm submitted a time-bound plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2023.


ADM to acquire French animal nutrition expert Neovia

July 16, 2018

Archer Daniels Midland (AMD), one of the world’s largest agribusinesses, has agreed on exclusive terms to purchase French value added animal nutrition solution provider Neovia in a drive to expand ADM’s European footprint.


Cibus gets US$70M in funding to develop GE canola

July 13, 2018

Following the success of its gene edited (GE) canola, US biotech firm Cibus has secured US$70M in funding for further commercialisation and R&D for new GE crops.


Tanzania to improve oil crop production to reduce imports

July 12, 2018

The East African nation of Tanzania is planning to increase its production of edible oil crops in order to wean its import-dependent cooking oil market off foreign products.


Proposed new US tariffs on China include oils and fats products

July 11, 2018

A range of oils and fats products are included in a list of more than 6,000 items on which the USA may impose additional import tariffs, in its escalating trade war with China.


Gevo signs first long-term supply deal for renewable jet fuel

July 11, 2018

American biofuels producer Gevo has signed its first long-term supply agreement for its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) renewable aviation fuel with aviation fuel supplier Avfuel Corp.


UK museum considers preserving fatberg after visitor boost

July 10, 2018

The Museum of London is considering preserving a piece of the enormous fatberg found in the sewers of Whitechapel district in 2017, which has proven to be an unexpectedly popular attraction.