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The venture has generated over €8m in post-tax profits each year since 2009

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV

By Shane STARLING

Irish company Origin Enterprises has sold its 50% stake in its fish and omega-3 oil JV, Welcon Invest AS, to its Norwegian JV partner, Austevoll Seafoods for €93m (740m NOK) as it focuses on agricultural activities.

[Left to right]: Prof Gerald Fitzgerald, APC deputy director; Prof Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc; Sean Sherlock, TD, minister for science and innovation; prof Fergus Shanahan, director APC; Dr Sally Cudmore, APC general manager; prof Mark Ferguson, director General, Science Foundation Ireland and chief science advisor to the Irish Government; Dr Michael Murphy, president UCC

Irish microbiota research centre to receive €50m boost

By Shane STARLING

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in Cork, Ireland has received a €36m investment from the Irish government that will fund its research activities for at least another six years, its GM told us this morning.

A study examining various food-related sectors shows achievements and room for improvement in food waste diversion.

Food companies need to watch their waste

By Jenni Spinner

A study conducted by a group of food industry associations shows that food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operations have numerous opportunities to cut waste.

The US EPA and USDA are joining to combat food waste.

Agencies unite to reduce food waste

By Jenni Spinner

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture are partnering on an effort to reduce food waste in the country.

Cellana developed its technology at its demonstration facility on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Algae producer Cellana nears full scale production phase

By Hank Schultz

Another company developing algal ingredients is set to make a splash in the market.  San Diego-based Cellana has finished its development phase and is close to entering full scale production, according to company officials.

UK starch byproducts project underway

UK starch byproducts project underway

By Rod Addy

Europe's largest byproducts company Soltens is working with UK frozen food firm Lamb Weston on a project to divert potato co-products from waste to other uses.

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

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Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

By RJ Whitehead

Wilmar and RiceBran Technologies have announced a series of licencing tie-ins to develop rice bran and its derivatives in China. The venture will seek to develop the human food ingredient and animal nutrition markets in the country.

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