olive oil milling

Nov. 23, 2020

New Production Technology Improves Olive Oil Quality

Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.

Oct. 20, 2020

Harvest in Full Swing at Italy's Award-Winning Farms

Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.

Aug. 8, 2018

Master Milling Course Returns to UC Davis

The three-day course will go over every step of the olive oil production process with field trips to local olive oil mills to see those steps in action.

Jun. 10, 2018

Award-Winning Miller Says Goodbye to Pacific Sun

Pablo Voitzuk leaves California's Pacific Sun Farms in the wake of the company's decision to shut down its olive oil production mill after seven successful years and a plethora of awards.

May. 8, 2018

UC Davis Introduces Growing, Milling and Branding Master Class

The UC Davis Olive Center is introducing a new class on olive growing, milling, and branding in June, bringing expert instructors together for a two-day immersion through classroom and field instruction.

Apr. 3, 2018

Why Some Producers Are Not Ready to Give Up Their Traditional Presses

Inefficient and difficult to maintain, traditional presses are often dismissed as a relic of another era. Olive Oil Times found some producers who say they are not about to abandon their old presses anytime soon.

Aug. 21, 2017

Award-Winning Producer Seeks Investors for Underground Mill

Tamia's Pietro Re conceived an ultramodern, multi-purpose and sustainable mill -- and he's looking for backers.

Aug. 2, 2017

Master Milling Course Returns

Organizers of the annual course say it is designed for "those who have never processed olives to those who have been milling for decades."

May. 15, 2017

The Man Behind China's Unlikely Gold at NYIOOC

An agronomic engineer from Argentina convinces a Chinese company to improve product quality and strikes gold at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.

Mar. 21, 2017

Ultrasound Can Improve EVOO Extraction

Researchers have developed an affordable extraction system using ultrasound that can improve quality and increase yield.

Jan. 5, 2017

Are Olive Seeds the Next Superfood?

A Spanish olive oil manufacturer is exploring alternative uses for the products usually thrown away. As it turns out, olive seeds boast a range of healthful properties than could be used in beauty products, foods, supplements and more.

Dec. 31, 2016

Miller's Task Made Official by Apulia

The position of professionals responsible for the technical management of the mill was made official by Apulia with the institution of the Regional Register of Master Millers.

Nov. 4, 2016

For This Master Miller, 'It's All in the Craft'

Pacific Sun Farms miller Pablo Voitzuk says the magic of quality extra virgin olive oil lies in its fashioning.

Apr. 23, 2012

Greece's Backroad 'Bulk' Olive Oil Trade

Rural Greeks rely on neighbors and friends to supply olive oil, often lugged home in economical tanks that might last the typical family three or four months.

Apr. 11, 2012

‘Zapping’ May Make Olive Oil Extraction Faster, Cheaper

‘Zapping’ olive paste with pulsed electric fields (PEF) shows promise in improving virgin olive oil yield while reducing energy use and preserving quality.

Feb. 13, 2012

Cooperative Run by Volunteers Preserves a Provençal Tradition

Volunteers run a small cooperative mill in the Provence. Life is not always easy but they are intent on keeping the Provençal tradition.

Dec. 7, 2011

Córdoba Leading in Use and Production of Olive Biomass

Byproducts of olive oil production have made the Córdoba province Spain’s leader in biomass energy production and innovation. Material from the olive oil sector, including pomace and prunings, is Spain's most used biomass source.

Dec. 4, 2011

Researchers Make Biodegradable Plastic Bottles from Olive Skins

A Spanish scientist has found a way to make biodegradable plastic bottles from a derivative of olive skins.

Nov. 14, 2011

Kalamata Conference Examines Modern Olive Oil Production and Sustainability

Scientists and olive oil industry professionals discussed the current status of the oil mills in Greece and sustainable production methods.

Nov. 2, 2011

Gruppo Pieralisi Powers World's Largest Olive Oil Mill in Jaén

The mill is owned by the 1,673 members of the FAECA Cooperative and, with the 12 lines working around the clock, can process 2,500 tons of olive oil every day.

Sep. 21, 2011

Alfa Laval Unveils Mobile Service for California Millers

Just in time for California’s harvest, the trailer delivers parts and service on location to olive oil mills throughout California and adjoining states, at no extra cost to Alfa Laval customers.

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