Monday, March 19, 2012

News and Notes

AOCS Member News

University of Arkansas Professor Named Fellow of American Oil Chemists' Society
Jerry King, professor in the department of chemical engineering, has been elected a fellow by American Oil Chemists’ Society for his contributions as an international authority on critical fluid extraction technology and its applications to agricultural products — including oils and lipids. Read the article.

Rich Hartel is featured in the latest issue of Time Magazine in the article "10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life". Read an excerpt of  " # 5. Food That Lasts Forever".

Around the Interwebz

Susie The Biodiesel Bike Ready For The Highway
Domestic Fuel- The COO for the National Biodiesel Board, Donnell Rehagen, proudly displayed Susie, the Biodiesel Bike, to a local audience at the organization's headquarters in Jefferson City, MO. Read the article.

American Olive Oil Producers Draft Federal Marketing Order
Olive Oil Times-By Curtis Cord Adam Englehardt, vice president of California Olive Ranch is among those leading an effort to draft a federal marketing order for olive oil. Read the article.

Edible oil sector disappointed with Budget
Rediff-The Oilseeds production in the country is stagnant at around 27-28 million tonnes and the productivity at 950/1000 Kg. per hectare. Read the article.

Graphene shows potential for modelling cell membrane systems
Nanowerk LLC- For example, the lipid bilayer is the fundamental structure of cell membranes, and the structure and dynamic of bilayer membranes govern the transport of materials and information in and out of cells.  Read the article.

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