Tag: olive oil

Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

February 12, 2020 |

In Spain, the Olive Oil Times reports that the Spanish farmers unions are looking to potentially allow the use of 600,000 metric tons of low quality “lampante” olive oil as feedstock for biodiesel rather than pay for it to be stored until market conditions improve or private storage aid from the European Union can be […]

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Olive oil wastewater could be useful for value-added compound production

Olive oil wastewater could be useful for value-added compound production

June 9, 2019 |

In Argentina, researchers are looking at olive oil wastewater in a whole new light from its current status as something to be discarded and a harmful agro-industrial effluent to something that is full of carbohydrates, organic acids and mineral nutrients, as well as elevated contents of phenolics and other natural antioxidants compounds, that make it […]

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Olive oil wastewater could be newest biofuel feedstock

Olive oil wastewater could be newest biofuel feedstock

September 30, 2017 |

In France, scientists at Mulhouse Institute of Materials Science are finding ways to use olive oil wastewater, a harmful pollutant, for useful products, like biofuel and fertilizer. They mixed wastewater created from olive oil production with cypress sawdust, another waste product that is common in the Mediterranean, where 97 percent of the world’s olive oil […]

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