Friday, May 18, 2012

News and Notes for Friday May 17, 2012

Cellular secrets of plant fatty acid production understood; discovery could boost bioeconomy -- Research groups from Iowa State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered the function of three plant proteins, a discovery that could help plant scientists boost seed oil production in crops, thereby benefitting the production of food, biorenewable chemicals and biofuels.  Read more.

Ecospan has plan for vegetable-based plastics
Bioplastics account for less than 1 percent of total global plastics use, according to the SPI Bioplastics Council. Prospects are promising. The council anticipates yearly market growth of more than 20 percent through 2015. One estimate valued the entire plastics industry at $1.6 trillion. Read more.

Global Biolubricants Industry Report report analyzes the North American and European Markets for Biolubricants both by volume  and value. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Read the report.

New Report Outlines Double-Digit Growth for the Global Biodiesel Market global biodiesel market has experienced robust growth over the last five years and is expected to continue its momentum, reaching approximately US $64 billion by 2017with a CAGR of 19% over the next five years. Read more.

Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat
Reuters--A particular strength of Neste Oil's NExBTL technology is that it is capable of processing a very wide variety of different bio-based raw materials - such as vegetable oils, waste animal fat, and by-products from vegetable oil production - into NExBTL. Read more.

Discovery of plant proteins may boost agricultural yields, biofuel productionR & D Magazine-- Researchers identified three related proteins in thale cress plants (Arabidopsis thaliana) that regulate the metabolism of fatty acids, chemical components of all cell membranes and vegetable oils. Read more.

India's New Olive Oil SectorOlive Oil Times--Olive oil in India is in its nascent stage accounting for just about 0.1 percent of the 3.5 million tons of the branded edible oil market in the world's second most populous country. Read more.


Account Manager at NovozymesWe’re looking for a person with high energy to function as the primary interface between Novozymes and the current/prospective customer base in the Household Care/Detergent industry. You will provide a critical conduit of information to and from the customer with an emphasis on clearly identifying and communicating customer needs, and working to develop and execute solutions. You will also be responsible for achieving agreed upon sales targets. Find out more.

Research Chemist For Cargill- Wayzata, MN, Minnesota, United States 
This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a multidisciplinary Global Characterization team, which resides within our Global Food Research organization.  This position will support both innovation and core technology development by providing technical leadership and support in the lipid chemistry field for medium-and long-term research projects, and for the business unit (BU) time critical investigations.  it is expected that this person will be working with scientists, research scientists, senior scientists, project managers, and BU team leads laser focused on value creation and realization. Find out more.

QA Coordinator for TRT-ETGO in BĂ©cancour, Quebec, G9H 2Y8, Canada 
Reporting to the Superintendent of Quality Assurance, and working closely with the QA Supervisor, the successful candidate will work to develop, implement, and monitor the Food Safety Program, liaise with various departments to implement improvements, and assist in procedure and policy development. The Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for developing, improving, and maintaining various quality programs (i.e. SQF 2000, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP) and other procedures to support the company's Food Safety and Quality requirements.  Find out more.


AOCS Keynote address now Available
Get the presentation by Dr. Jackie Freiberg (best-selling author and leadership expert) that was presented at the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, California.

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