olive oil milling / page 2


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.

Apr. 4, 2013

Orobailén Named 'Spain’s Best Olive Oil Mill'

A promotional project uniting Catalonia, Valencia and Aragon is among those recently awarded prizes for spreading the culture of olive oil.

Jan. 14, 2013

One Answer to Higher Profits Might be in the Leaves

Some olive oil producers benefit by selling olive leaves to foreign markets where they are used to make teas.

Nov. 5, 2012

Tasting Fresh Olive Oils in Italy

In Italy the olive picking season has started, with a different schedule for every region and the olive mills are working at full capacity.

Oct. 8, 2012

'Eye-Opening' Milling Course at UC Davis

A three day course at the Olive Center that took a comprehensive look at all aspects of olive oil processing.

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.

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.