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Bayer to sell Liberty crop protection assets for Monsanto merger approval

about 19 hours ago

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.

US researchers complete first EPA-sanctioned field trial of genetically modified algae

May 24, 2017

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.

Olixol develops technology to produce natural oil from separated plant cells

May 23, 2017

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.

OFI India 2017 After Show Report

May 22, 2017

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.

Saturated fat ‘does not clog arteries’, new report claims

May 22, 2017

Reducing the intake of saturated fats may not decrease the risk of coronary heart disease as popular belief suggests, a new report claims.

Growing biodiesel throughput pushes 2016 biofuel volumes up at Port of Rotterdam

May 19, 2017

Biofuel throughput at the Port of Rotterdam grew more than 6% in 2016, with the total volume increasing from 4.5M tonnes in 2015 to nearly 4.8M tonnes.

Poet sues Andritz over ethanol pre-treatment system

May 18, 2017

US ethanol producer Poet is suing international engineering company Andritz for failing to deliver a functioning pre-treatment system for Poet’s Emmetsburg, Iowa, cellulosic ethanol plant.

US trade commission votes for Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel anti-dumping probe

May 17, 2017

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) voted on 5 May to continue an anti-dumping investigation launched by US Department of Commerce (DoC) into Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports.

Olive oil sales propped up by private label in Western Europe

May 16, 2017

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.

SIA and CAAS fly world first “green package” flight on used cooking oil-based biofuel

May 15, 2017

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.

Fly larvae and algae could provide alternative to vegetable oils

May 12, 2017

Insect and algae-based oils could provide a healthy and environmentally conscious alternative to vegetable oils such as olive oil, a report published in FoodNavigator on 19 April states.