olive oil milling

Aug. 16, 2023

Community Milling in California: Small Growers Encouraged to Reserve Early

From October through December, mills across California will open their doors to hobby growers.

Aug. 14, 2023

Italy Set to Invest €100M for Olive Mill Upgrades

Starting in 2026, funds will be dispersed to millers across the country to upgrade equipment and technologies.

Jul. 18, 2023

Research Explores Olive Oil Co-Extraction with Olive Leaves, Herbs and Spices

A research review examined how milling olives with olive leaves, herbs and spices could increase the polyphenol content of the resulting oil.

Jul. 13, 2023

New Cleaning Equipment for Olive Mills Saves Water, Money, Study Finds

Cleaning with a SILAC system, which uses foam-based detergent ad air pressure, reduces the amount of time to clean milling equipment and saves water and money.

May. 30, 2023

Report Reveals Winners, Losers in Spanish Olive Oil Market

Bottlers enjoy the highest net profit margin, farmers and millers earn far less and distributors fare the worst in a new study.

May. 2, 2023

How Olives Are Processed Into Oil

Modern technology has replaced traditional methods, from crushing olives to the final extraction process.

Oct. 31, 2022

In Greece, Millers Call for Subsidies to Soften Impact of Rising Costs

Olive oil mill owners want the same energy subsidies given to bakers and bread manufacturers to cover the cost of rising energy bills.

Oct. 17, 2022

E.U. Green Lights €100M Subsidy for Italian Olive Millers

The recipients will be eligible to receive the state-aid to cover up to half of the expense of upgrading their mills to be more efficient and sustainable.

Sep. 27, 2022

Growers and Producers in Italy Anticipate a Challenging Harvest

Rising production costs combined with lower-than-expected yields in some parts of Italy will force many olive-related companies to make tough decisions.

Sep. 13, 2022

Ahead of the Harvest, Olive Oil Production Costs Keep Rising

The energy crisis will dramatically raise the cost of doing business for millers. However, they will not be able to pass those increases along to consumers.

Aug. 29, 2022

Olive Oil Production in Portugal Set to Slump After Record Year

A combination of drought and many producers entering an ‘off-year’ will keep Portugal to around 100,000 tons of olive oil production in the 2022/23 season, according to the latest data.

Aug. 10, 2022

In Efforts to Promote Quality, Italy Focuses on Olive Mills

Upgrading technology, improving techniques and promoting sustainability are at the core of efforts to add value to Italian olive oils.

Jul. 18, 2022

New Financial Aid for Apulian Millers Crippled by Xylella Fastidiosa

Millers will be eligible for payments of up to €200,000. The new €35 million funding is part of the broader olive sector recovery plan.

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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.

Nov. 10, 2017

Freezing Olives After Harvest Doesn't Affect Olive Oil Quality

Scientists found a possible solution to the reduction in quality that comes from storing olives at ambient temperatures -- storage at moderate freezer temperatures.

Oct. 12, 2017

Researchers Convert Olive Mill Wastewater for Practical Uses

Research has discovered how to reduce the detrimental effect of olive oil mill wastewater on the environment.

Oct. 10, 2017

Researchers Show How Crushing Speed Affects Yield and Quality

Quality parameters were unaltered by crushing speed, but extraction efficiency and chlorophylls content increased with faster hammer mill rotor speed in a continuous industrial process.

Oct. 9, 2017

Phenols in Olive Mill Byproducts Can Be Effective Preservatives in Fresh Meats

A study in Italy revealed that phenols can be used as antioxidants in raw and cooked fresh pork sausages, preventing lipid oxidation and in limiting the oxidative degradation of cholesterol.

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