2018/03/04 - The City of Venice, Eni, the AVM Group and Veritas have signed an agreement to launch a large-scale experimental project based on the use of the cooking oil of its citizens, transforming it into an organic fuel for the famous "vaporettos" that run through the canals of the Italian city.
2018/02/04 - The Spanish table olives will probably be on the "menu" of Felipe VI in the White House if the meeting between the monarch and US President Donald Trump is confirmed, which is currently being negotiated in the framework of the trip that the Royal House has planned to the United States next June.
2018/23/03 - The largest fair in the world dedicated exclusively to the olive oil sector, the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), was able to gather in Madrid around 700 production companies and 4,000 professionals in the olive oil sector of more than 30 nationalities. One of the star-activities inside the wide program was the exclusive presentation of the winners of the EVOOLEUM Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
2018/21/03 - The last Leanus-BeBeez analysis sheds some light on the dark business landscape of the Italian olive sector. There are a total of 61 companies with revenues exceeding one million euros, but of these only 19 present profitability and a good risk profile. In addition, the study limits in only eight large companies those that are exclusively dedicated to buying and selling olive oil and determines that they gained 4.15% less in 2016, compared to the previous year.
2018/20/03 - Improve the isolation and absorption of construction materials with the use of carbonized olive bones is the result of an investigation project researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid have just released. This waste of olive oil production also increases the thermal and acoustic properties of the materials.
2018/19/03 - The African country, the fourth largest producer in the continent, is developing a specific strategy to boost and develop its olive sector. This was demonstrated in the framework of Med Mag Oliva 2018, held this month in Algiers. The International Olive Council (IOC) supported this event with the presence of its Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira, with whom Mercacei has been able to talk about the present and the future of the Algerian olive sector.
2018/16/03 - After the last report of the Balearic Government on new positive outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa in the Spanish islands, CSIC researcher Blanca Landa, in statements to Mercacei, explained that as samplings are carried out new positives appear in the Balearic Islands and predicts that "in spring and summer it is very likely that many more cases will be detected." Regarding a possible spread of the disease from Alicante to the rest of the peninsula, the expert stresses that "if the infected plants are not eliminated, the risk will always exist, that's why we should never lower our guard".
2018/15/03 - Launched by Arysta, the Olive Excellence Center is the largest technological exchange platform in the olive grove. It is based on a network of alliances with strategic partners in the sector, among which the University of Córdoba (UCO) stands out with a key role in the development of the entity.
2018/14/03 - For decades attempts were made to turn olive waste into animal feed. However due to problems with palatability, digestibility, and safety it has never been commercially viable. Now an Irish company has managed to solve these difficulties by creating a nutritious, digestible and safe feed for cattle, while generating a more healthy, tasty and tender meat for the final consumer.
2018/13/03 - The research project developed by Peruvian scientist and olive expert Gianfranco Vargas Flores on "The Cultivation of Olive Trees in Peru: South American Olive Heritage" is the germ of the Sudoliva project that, through a competition and a research project will determine the age of the Peruvian olive groves, promoting the heritage of monumental olive trees. Now the project will be also extended to Argentina.