Monday, December 10, 2012

News and Notes for Monday December 10, 2012

Soy Checkoff Announces High-Oleic Soy Expansion
The national soy checkoff announced Thursday it has authorized the formation of a major industry partnership aimed at growing the market for a healthier soil oil through high-oleic soybeans. Read more from Farm Futures.

Consumers May Get Their Omega-3 Through Cows Rather Than Fish
As reported in the November issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, fortifying cow milk with Omega-3 fatty acids, surprisingly, leads to an undetectable smell or taste of fish oil while providing heart healthy Omega-3s, Vitamin D and calcium at the same time in a glass of milk. Read more from EMaxHealth.

Personal care demand in Africa drives palm oil production
The desire for personal care products in Ghana and Nigeria is driving palm oil production in Africa and has even led to palm oil being imported as the local markets fail to keep up with the demand. Read more from Cosmetics Design Europe.

Polyols from bio-PDO and succinic acid
This year seems to be a good year for expanding DuPont Tate & Lyle’s bio-based propanediol (PDO) applications.  The company announced that its Susterra bio-based PDO combined with bio-succinic acid supplied by Myriant, are now being used by Piedmont Chemical to produce 100% bio-based polyester polyols. Read more from the Green Chemicals Blog.

Edible Adhesives Patent
The USDA Agricultural Research Service has announced its intent to grant an exclusive royalty bearing license for a patent, titled "Sugar-Based Edible Adhesives" to City Center Farms, LLC of Phoenix, Arizona. Information about the patent is posted at

 AOCS News

Announcing Amended Methods for the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 6th Edition, 2nd Printing.
At the Uniform Methods Committee Meeting of the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, a majority vote was taken to enact the online publishing of both official and amended records of the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS. For more information, visit:

Program Available - Oils and Fats World Market Update
Experience unparalleled education, strategic thinking, and discussion regarding the progress, opportunities, and challenges facing the fats and oils industry. View the full conference program.

Call for Papers - XV Latin American Congress on Fats and Oils
CORCHIGA and AOCS are proud to organize the XV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in Santiago, Chile. Themed Chile and a World of Oils, this congress will cover important and timely topics in the fats and oils industries especially chosen to enhance attendees' business knowledge of today's market.
Submission deadline: 4 January 2013
Full submission guidelines available at:

Abstract Alerts

Method Development for Fecal Lipidomics Profiling
Katherine E Gregory , Susan Schiavo Bird , Vera S. Gross , Vasant R Marur , Alexander V. Lazarev , W. Allan Walker , and Bruce S. Kristal. Anal. Chem., Just Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1021/ac303011k. Publication Date (Web): December 4, 2012. Read the abstract.

Thermophilic fermentation of acetoin and 2,3-butanediol by a novel Geobacillus strain
Xiao Z, Wang X, Huang Y, Huo F, Zhu X, Xi L, Lu JR. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:88 (6 December 2012). Read the abstract.

Biodiesel production from microalgal isolates of southern Pakistan and quantification of FAMEs by GC-MS/MS analysis
Musharraf SG, Ahmed MA, Zehra N, Kabir N, Choudhary MI, Rahman A. Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:149 (5 December 2012). Read the abstract.

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