Sustainable Growth at Oils+Fats 2008

Between 18 and 20 November 2008 decision-makers and experts from the oils and fats industry will be converging on the M, O, C, Events Centre for the second oils+fats – International Trade Fair for the Production and Processing of Oils and Fats made from Renewable Resources. Here they will be able to learn about and discuss in detail all the latest trends and technological developments and make new business contacts. oils+fats covers all the stages in manufacturing and processing oils and fats made from renewable raw materials. The extensive range of products and services showcased here – from the latest findings on raw materials and cultivation techniques, to auxiliary materials, machinery and systems, and quality assurance and logistics – will attract great interest from trade visitors from Germany and abroad.

The accompanying programme at oils+fats – offered in both German and English – provides visitors with first-hand information on practical themes from the oils and fats industry.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e.V. (German Society for Fat Research), for example, will be offering German-language training on the subject of 'Stabilisation of lipids in foodstuffs' and 'Modification of fats and oils'.

Once again this year, the Bundesverband Dezentraler Ölmühlen e.V. (German Federation of Oil Mills) will be providing information for its members and other interested visitors in the form of a series of seminars on the subjects of 'Organoleptic testing of edible oils', 'Storage of rape seed and colza cake', and 'Fiscal issues regarding the production and distribution of vegetable oil'.

Practical short courses, in the English language, deal with the themes of Advanced Edible Oil Refining & Processing: Case Studies and Trouble Shooting and Biodiesel: Market Trends, Chemistry & Production, all of which are on the first two days of the fair. Then on 20 November the subject is Industrial Uses of Vegetable Oils: Biodiesel, Ink, Solvents, Lubricants and Bio-Plastics (organisers: ID&A Ignace Debruyne & Associates VOF and Filtration and Membrane World LLC).

Norbert Bargmann, Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, commented: "With visitors from 58 countries, among them Australia, Canada and the US, oils+fats made an excellent start last year! Already, after just one event so far, it is considered as the leading industry gathering, with direct access to the right decision-makers and opinion formers from all over the world."

Oils and fats from renewable resources – whether as a foodstuff, fuel or base for manufacturing a wide range of other products – is a growth market. Its importance is rising continuously, because of the increasing scarcity of resources, an issue that is very much in the spotlight recently. oils+fats provides the sector, for the first time, with an international trade fair concentrating on practical solutions. Here current themes and challenges are tackled, for example sustainability, new fuel plants and the strong demand worldwide for oils and fats for the food and feedstuffs market.

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