olive oil milling

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.

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.

Oct. 17, 2016

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.

Jul. 22, 2016

Master Milling Course Returns to Davis

The program will once again be led by Leandro Ravetti, one of the world’s leading experts in the growing, processing and standards of olive oil.

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.

Aug. 19, 2011

Italy Requires Olive Oil Mills to Register Sales and Purchases Online

Wholesale olive oil millers in Italy are now required to register their purchases and sales with an online reporting system used by various agricultural sectors.

Jun. 20, 2011

Olive Oil Producers Go Mobile in California

Rambling along California roads and highways to the rhythm of the olive harvest, North America’s only two mobile mills work their way up the coast, making many stops along the way.

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