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Oils & Fats International Issue | January 2017

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Our January 2017 issue features a company profile on China’s state-owned food giant COFCO, which is the country’s largest edible oil producer and processor.

We examine the role of drones in oil palm plantation management and crop cultivation.

On the subject of lauric oils, we take a detailed look at palm kernel oil extraction methods, production and sustainability issues. We also focus on coconut oil and how processing can give it a longer shelf-life and better health aspects.

Our January issue also looks at what strategies Stolt-Nielsen has adopted to weather difficult market conditions and its operations in edible oil shipping and storage.

On the subject of oleochemicals, Air Liquide explains how bio-propylene glycol provides a new outlet for glycerine to oleochemical producers.

Respected industry expert Dorab Mistry examines the effects of Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate, Indian and Chinese demand, and El Niño and La Niña weather patterns on the oils and fats complex and prices.

We feature a round-up of some of the latest projects and technology developments around the world.

And we preview the second OFI India 2017 conference and exhibition, being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19-20 May 2017.

As always, our January issue features our regular usual mix of news, event listings and statistics.

Bonus distributions will be made at the 28th Annual Palm and Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition: Price Outlook 2017/2018 (POC 2017) on 6-8 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

January 2017 highlights

Editor’s Comment

Trump’s victory


Biofuel News

Biotech News

Transport & Logistics News

Renewable Materials News

Diary of Events



COFCO’s global expansion

Palm Oil

Game of drones

Lauric Oils

Splitting the kernel

Processing coconut oil

Shipping & Storage

Stolt-Nielsen: bucking the trend


Extending oleochemistry

Trading & Price Forecasting

2017 Price Outlook

Processing & Technology

Plant and technology round-up

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New date for OFI India in May 2017

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In next months issue:

  • Biofuels: Market report – South America
  • Nutrition: Explaining good and bad fats
  • Europe: Focus on edible oils market and players
  • Shipping, storage & logistics: Feature on Port of Rotterdam

Bonus circulation

  • 12th Annual World Bio Markets, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27-30 March 2017