Jun. 2, 2021
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
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 can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.
Nov. 23, 2020
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
Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.
Oct. 10, 2017
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
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.
Aug. 21, 2017
Tamia's Pietro Re conceived an ultramodern, multi-purpose and sustainable mill -- and he's looking for backers.
Jun. 26, 2012
A new research project promises an environmentally friendly use for the 30 billion litres of waste water generated around the world each year.
Apr. 11, 2012
‘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
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
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
A Spanish scientist has found a way to make biodegradable plastic bottles from a derivative of olive skins.