Wednesday, December 5, 2012

News and Notes for Wednesday December 5, 2012

Refinery growth to boost Indonesia's palm oil output next year
An expansion in the edible oil processing industry in top palm oil producer Indonesia is expected to boost its consumption to about 7.5 million tonnes next year, which may reduce the amount available for export. Read more from Reuters.

Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade 
USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its latest quarterly report  "FY 2013 Exports Forecast at a Record $145 Billion; Imports at a Record $115 Billion" (.pdf)

DuPont breaks ground on world’s largest Cellulosic Biorefinery
30 million gallon plant in Nevada, Iowa will expand central Iowa’s energy exports, add to local grower economy. Read more from Biofuels Digest.

EFSA to compile inventory of food and feed nanotechnology uses
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing a document summarizing current knowledge on nanotechnology applications in the food and feed sectors, according to an internal mandate. The project includes an inventory of applications of nanotechnologies in food and feed additives and in food contact materials. Read more from Chemical Watch.

The Next Generation of Dairy Ingredients
Dairy ingredients are have a natural ability to perform the functions of foaming, gelling, emulsification and other important characteristics in food. The Dairy Research Institute  supports new dairy-ingredient research to maximize the capabilities of milk and whey-derived ingredients, and to increase opportunities for their use in foods and beverages. Read more from Food Product Design.

FSMA Food Safety Plan Expectations and Overview of Preventive Controls
This free paper from Leavitt Partners and Eurofins  covers important updates related to the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and recent changes that will impact food shipments to the US. Download the paper (.pdf)

Synchrotron gives insight into green energy enzymes
UC Davis chemists have been using a Japanese synchrotron to get a detailed look at enzymes that could help power the green economy. The work was published online Nov. 8 by the journal Angewandte Chemie and is featured on the cover of the Nov. 26 issue.  Read more from Science Codex.


Save in December on AOCS Methods
The Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 6th Edition, 2nd Printing, is ON SALE for the month of December. The AOCS has set the standard for analytical methods critical to processing, trading, utilizing, and evaluating fats, oils, and lipid products. Worldwide acceptance has made the AOCS Methods a requirement wherever fats and oils are analyzed. Order now to save.

Welcome GKD-USA -Bronze Corporate Member
GKD-USA understands its role as an innovative problem solver. The range of our applications includes very finely woven mesh for the filtration industry, process conveyor belting for the food industry, and decorative and functional applications with our metal fabrics for architecture.

Welcome Crystal Filtration Co- Bronze Corporate Member
Crystal Filtration, a leader in the filtration industry for over 25 years, has developed a breakthrough product that extends the life of cooking oil, and reduces Free Fatty Acids (FFAs) up to 70%.

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