Monday, August 24, 2015

25th Canadian Conference on Fats and Oils


Date: October 4- 6, 2015
Location: Hotel Delta Quebec

The joint meeting of the AOCS Canadian Section and CRIBIQ (Consortium for Research and Innovation in Industrial Bioprocesses in Québec) will bridge academic research and industry developments with the objective of creating strong and successful collaborations throughout the value chain of the oil and fats industry. Keynote and oral presentations by renowned speakers, a poster session with dedicated viewing time and a student competition for best presentation will take place. Attendees from AOCS, CAOCS, CRIBIQ and industry will have the opportunity to meet and network with each other at the social events and the small trade show.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AOCS Press Big Book Sale

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Friday, August 7, 2015

SODEOPEC Travel Grants available

We have a travel grant opportunity for you!

Are you a young professional involved in the research, development, or manufacturing of soaps, detergents, and surfactants? You may be eligible to receive a grant to attend SODEOPEC2015.

The Luis Spitz Young Professional Travel Grant has been established to allow dedicated young professionals to be able to attend the SODEOPEC2015 Meeting.

Nature of the Grant:
  • Grant covers a maximum of two awardees for SODEOPEC2015 Meeting.
  • Grant covers all travel expenses up to a maximum of $1,250 per person.
  • In connection with the grant, AOCS will offer a complimentary SODEOPEC2015 conference registration to grant awardees.

Find out application procedures and eligibility requirements online (PDF). Application deadline is August 15, so don't delay!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August Issue of Lipids Features Sterol Symposium Papers

Papers from the 2014 Steroid Symposium, "Recent Advances in Sterol Research,” held at the AOCS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, are part of a new topical collection in LipidsThe symposium included the presentation of the seventh G.J. Schroepfer Jr. Award for steroid research to Professor Erwin London, from Stony Brook University, USA, and his award presentation “Using Sterols to Probe the Structure and Define the Function of Membrane Organization” is included in this topical collection. View all symposium papers and additional articles in the August issue of Lipids.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Case of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Seminar

Register Today for Keller and Heckman's
Defending Your Supply Chain: The Case of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Join leading stakeholders in the olive oil industry for this intensive one-day seminar hosted by Keller and Heckman LLP. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to gain the latest information and network with producers, processors, distributors and retailers.

Speakers Include: Maria Reyes, KeHE Distributors; David Neumann, Gaea North America LLC; Richard Cantrill, American Oil Chemists' Society; Alexandra Devarenne, Industry Consultant and Extra Virgin Alliance; Michael Roberts, UCLA Law School; and Paul Miller, Australian Olive Associations.  

  • Click here to register now!
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Seminar Details:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
​A networking breakfast will take place before the seminar from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Cornell Club
​6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Registration Fee:
$495, if you register by August 1; $695, after August 1.
If you are a retailer, your registration fee is $295. Please contact Justine Bedard for more information.
**Inquire about group discounts.

I would like to attend this seminar!

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
CLE credits are available, pending state approval.

For additional information, please contact:

Justine Bedard
Marketing and Events Assistant
Keller and Heckman LLP

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fats and oils ingredient companies promote their PHO replacement solutions during #IFT15

AAK, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Dow, IOI Loders Croklaan, Palsgaard, and Richardson Oilseed focused their promotional materials and messaging to differentiate their PHO (partially hydrogenated oil) replacement solutions from other exhibitors at the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), held July 11–14, 2015, in Chicago. 

All offered delicious baked goods, but others offered more, including IOI Loders Croklaan, which featured the very clever “No PHO Café,” and Bunge used a truck-length RV to serve up tasty “PHO free” treats. The replacement options included the use of fat blends with oils such as palm or canola; high-oleic oils; and interesterified oils. IFT organized a premeeting short course, “Innovation with Healthier Oils & Grains: Solutions to Meet Changing Policies and Demands,” which featured several AOCS leaders.    

The expo hall was filled with exhibitors promoting bioactive functional ingredients; ingredients for clean labels; and instrumentation to analyze these ingredients, including color measurement. Anton-Paar demonstrated the sturdiness of its refractometer by placing it in a fish tank filled with goldfish! Solazyme offered algal oil sampling, in addition to baked goods.

Although I spent nearly two days visiting with companies and learning about the latest products and technologies that involve fats and oils, I was still unable to visit every booth at #IFT15! Conveniently, IFT is returning to Chicago in 2016, so I can try to cover the entire Expo Hall next year. Enjoy the pictures from #IFT15.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

oils+fats enters the final strait

September 15, 2015—that´s when the doors open on oils+fats, the 'International Trade Fair for Business, Technology and Innovations' at the MOC Veranstaltungscenter in Munich.

A total of 45 exhibitors from 16 countries will be taking part in the show, presenting the latest trends, products and services for the oils and fats industry.

The list of exhibitors at oils+fats 2015 is always available—and always up-to-date—in the  online catalog.

Alongside the presentations by the exhibitors, oils+fats has more to offer. One Example is the Innovation Platform which this year has the motto "Science meets Industry".

All the key information about oils+fats is set out in compact form in the Visitor Guide.

Need a ticket? Then just print out your personal Print@home Ticket now—and save time and money. Some useful tips on travel and accommodation are also available our website.

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