olive oil milling

Jun. 2, 2021

Spanish Study Suggests More Effective Way to Transform Cold-Stored Olives

Using hot water to wash olives may be a more cost-efficient way to get the fruit to the ideal temperature for crushing and malaxing.

May. 13, 2021

In Puglia, Producers at Mimì Pursue Excellence Through Innovation and Research

Donato and Michele Conserva produce award-winning extra virgin olive oils from century-old trees using the latest technology at their family mill.

May. 4, 2021

Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater

Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.

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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.

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.

Sep. 11, 2017

What Does the Future Hold for Pitted Olive Oils?

With more producers taking advantage of advances in milling technology, are pitted oils set to become a more common sight on store shelves or are they destined to remain a niche product?

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.

Sep. 25, 2012

New Twist on Traditional Olive Press

A Spanish company says it has developed a “breakthrough” for the ancient olive press resulting in olive oil higher in antioxidants.

Jul. 9, 2012

New Phase for Greek Olive Mills

A new environmental law makes things worse for the 2,300 olive mills -- more than half the mills in Greece -- still using the "three-phase" production system.

Jun. 26, 2012

'Oli-PHA' Project Develops Greener Packaging from Olive Mill Waste

A new research project promises an environmentally friendly use for the 30 billion litres of waste water generated around the world each year.

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.

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