Monday, June 4, 2012

News and Notes for Monday June 4, 2012

Companies turn to bioplastics to eliminate oil from operations
Los Angeles Times --Ford Motor Co. is using soybean foam in its upholstery. McDonald’s Corp. is testing paper cups for hot drinks in place of polystyrene containers, which start out as petroleum. Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are becoming bioplastic bottlers. And a California cleaning products manufacturer has set out to eliminate diesel from its fleet. Read more.

'Drop-In' Biofuels: The Best of All Possible Worlds?
Huffington Post--It's the next big thing you've never heard of: environmentally friendly fuels so structurally similar to petroleum, they "drop in" to existing technology and infrastructure. Read more.

CJP to highlight tree born nonfood biodiesel feedstock for sustainable aviation & transport fuel
Oil Voice--The 5th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Program is being held September 5-9, 2012 at Jaipur, India. The event will cover assembling the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks value chains with featured discussion of new feedstocks and accelerating the commercialization of sustainable mobility. Find out more.

Malaysia seeks $3.3 billion in palm oil IPO
BusinessWeek--Malaysian palm oil giant Felda said Thursday its initial public offering this month could raise up to 10.5 billion ringgit ($3.3 billion), making it the world's second-biggest IPO this year after Facebook. Read more.

Functional breakthrough' in caramel colors Williamson (DDW) has developed a new oil-dispersible caramel color using its proprietary emulsion technology. Read more.

Sunflowers: Attractive to non-GMO markets; consumption growing around the world benefits of sunflower oil in combination with growing consumer awareness of the benefits of nutritious foods are strengthening the domestic market for sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is a non-GMO offering that may be desirable or in demand for certain market segments. Read more.

Upcoming Events June 4-10 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

04-05 9th European Workshop on the Biotechnology of Microalgae
Nuthetal, Germany

10-13 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts
San Diego, California, USA

10-14 3rd International Conference on the Olive Oil Revolution -- Quality, Culinary and Health
Tel Aviv, Israel

10-15 FASEB Conference: Retinoids
Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA

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