Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Notice announcing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting nominations for membership to fill 16 vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). Applications Due By: April 23, 2012. The March 22, 2012 USDA FSIS Federal Register Notice is posted here. Information about the USDA National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) is posted here.

Solazyme, Bunge form JV for oil production facility in Brazil
Biodiesel Magazine--“Bunge is excited to partner with Solazyme to commercialize its innovative sugar-to-oil platform, which will enable us to link our sugar and vegetable oil value chains,” said Ben Pearcy, managing director of sugar and bioenergy and chief development ... Read more.

Researchers Construct Marine Algae Genome for Biodiesel Production
AZoCleantech--N. gaditana is a marine alga, which may produce the lipids required for a fuel source. The need for producing renewable and alternative fuel sources has been realized long before to reduce greenhouse gases and prevent energy crisis. Read more.

Source-Omega Debuts Organic DHA Algae Oil Model (News release)-- Source-Omega today announced the debut of a new source of omega-3 oil and a new method of producing algae oil for increased purity and qualityRead more.

Funding for 'bio-oil' Energy Department said the so-called bio-oil precursors could find their way into gasoline, diesel and jet fuels without the need to modify distribution networks or engines. Read more.

Global soy chemicals market to reach $13 billion by 2017
Biodiesel Magazine--Factors catalyzing growth in the market is the increasing demand for biodiesel and renewable plastics and shift in industry focus towards alternative renewable sources of energy. Read more.

FAO: No dramatic global spikes in food prices in March
Business Mirror--Based on its Food Price Index, FAO noted that among the various commodity groups, only the prices of oils and fats went up by 6 points to 245 points in March. “Among the various commodity groups, only oil prices showed strength, compensating for ...Read more.

Palm Oil Advances to 13-Month High as Soybean Supplies Dwindle
Bloomberg--Palm oil, used in food and fuel, climbed to the highest in more than a year in Malaysia as South American soybean supplies declined. In China, palm and soybean oil rose to the costliest in more than six months. Read more.

Food Ingredients Most Prone to Fraudulent Economically Motivated Adulteration
Science Daily (News release)--Based on a review of records from scholarly journals, the top seven adulterated ingredients in the database are olive oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice. The database was created by the US Pharmacopeial Convention. Read more.

Biobased plasticizer starts off on the right foot for Dow, Teknor Apex
Plastics Today--Teknor Apex and Dow Chemical showcased the wares of their bio-based plasticizer collaboration at NPE2012; foot wear in this case with a vinyl sandal that utilized the Equilibrium product. Read more.

Open Chemical Innovation Centre “Green Chemistry Campus" The Green Chemistry Campus has started on a small scale. The vision of the Campus is to become the open chemical innovation center. Read more.

Ingeo Biopolymers Products on Display at the NatureWorks Exhibit
Packaging Europe--NatureWorks, the world's leading supplier and innovator of biopolymers, plastics made from plants, not oil, is displaying a host of products at NPE that have been manufactured form its range of Ingeo resins. Read more.

Free ACS Webinar- "The Chocolate Process and Sensory Experience"
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 2-3 pm EST
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