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About AOCS

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AOCS Mission

AOCS advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials, enriching the lives of people everywhere.

As an international professional organization, we

  • provide current and emerging information and disseminate research results in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials, through our meetings, publications, and web presence;
  • facilitate and strengthen interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups and other networking opportunities; and,


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AOCS has a 100+ year history of serving professionals in the oils, fats, surfactants, and related material fields.  Explore that history, our structure, and other information about AOCS.

  • 2008 Annual Report pdf