Petroleum

The Ncn’ean distillery plans to use locally-sourced wood in its new boiler

Distillery installs wood chip boiler

By Rick Pendrous

The newly opened Ncn’ean distillery on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland has committed itself to environmentally friendly production by choosing locally-sourced wood as the primary power source for its new 850kW woodchip boiler system.

Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

By Rick Pendrous

A new ink formula has been intoduced by Linx Printing Technologies that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces.

Fuel price hikes are likely to eat into food manufacturers' profits. Picture by Wikipedia user Rama

Fuel prices to hit food manufacturers’ profits

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers’ profits are likely to be hit, after diesel and petrol prices reached an 18-month high, according to manufacturers’ organisation EEF. 

Food firms backs packaging petition

Film prevents mineral oil migration

An online petition launched late last year in Europe by lobby group FoodWatch, which called for action to be taken against the use of mineral oils in food, has been welcomed by Clondalkin Flexible Packaging.

A UB vehicle fuelled by waste oil coupled with a longer trailer, providing an 82.5% overall carbon dioxide saving

UB extends waste oil fuelled trucks

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB), the manufacturer of biscuits, cakes and snacks, has extended an industry leading initiative that makes use of waste cooking oil to power its delivery vehicles.

The FSA has urged shoppers not to consume the product

Cancer-causing dye sparks palm oil recall

By Rod Addy

The presence of a cancer-causing dye, Sudan IV, in palm oil products sold at a London cash and carry has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to issue a recall notice.

Low oil prices and the weakening euro were blamed for ABF's £98M hit on its joint venture bioethanol business

ABF takes £98M hit on its ethanol joint venture

By Michael Stones

Associated British Foods (ABF) has blamed low oil prices and the weakening euro for its £98M write down on its investment in the joint venture bioethanol business Vivergo Fuels.

Allied Bakeries manufactures the Kingsmill brand

Kingsmill sources 100% sustainable palm

By Nicholas Robinson

Kingsmill manufacturer Allied Bakeries (AB) will use 100% sustainable palm oil and derivatives in its products, the bread giant announced on January 30.

Falling oil prices will cut food manufacturers' production and distribution costs: Rabobank

Oil price falls to cut food production costs

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers will benefit from lower production and distribution costs as the tumbling price of oil drives down global food prices, according to a new report from multi-national banking group Rabobank.

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

By Rod Addy

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Mason aims to increase production

The gold crush

By Gary Scattergood

Crushing rapeseed is a booming business, as Gary Scattergood discovers

UK food hauliers have struggled with record fuel prices and freezing temperatures in recent months

FDF: 2011 budget could fuel sector growth

By Ben Bouckley

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Melanie Leech has hailed the 2011 budget for positive announcements, such as a fuel duty cut, that she says could spur food and drink manufacturing growth.

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