Environment

The First Zero-Impact Olive Mill to Produce Energy

Giovanni Cassese's designed a system built by Pieralisi that might just be the first completely environmentally sustainable olive mill.

Olive Oil Production Gives Back to Environment More than it Takes

The latest research indicates that the carbon sink effect from olive trees in the biomass and soil is much higher than greenhouse gas emissions from production.
Special Report

New Technology to Recycle Wastewater

By using the new water recycling system olive producers use up to 90 percent less water, a major benefit for the environment.

Olive Groves and ‘Fracking’

It turns out that the biggest threat to our olive groves is not Chinese crops, Moroccan production, low prices or CAP reform.
Olive Oil Times Special

Rise in Tourism Forces Upgrades in Greek Olive Oil Mills

Olive oil producers in Messinia are being forced to change to two-phase production systems and to stop disposing organic matter along the region's famous coastline.

Group Announces Project to Reduce Impact of Olive Oil Production

The objective of the CITOLIVA initiative is to unite olive oil producers in Southwestern Europe with regards to sustainable development, technological innovation and land use.