INFORM magazine

INFORM magazine is an AOCS member benefit providing information about the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends, and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats, and related materials.

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July/August 2019

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Science highlights from St. Louis
This article highlights several talks that exemplify the high-quality science presented at the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 5–8.

Microencapsulation with Maillard Reaction Products to improve the oxidative stability of chia oil
Learn how products formed during the classic chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars can be used to prevent lipid oxidation in oils with high polyunsaturated fatty acid contents.

Liquid fuels production via catalytic conversion
Is “green” diesel an emerging alternative to conventional biodiesel? Preliminary investigations demonstrate the possibility of converting an aqueous emulsion of triglyceride oil into liquid hydrocarbons within the diesel fuel range using a Ni/C catalyst.

Insects: an emerging source of protein
We’re not all eating them yet, but scientists and food companies are working hard to turn insects into a mainstream source of nutritious and sustainable protein for people the world over.

2019 Annual Meeting & Expo photo summary
Were you unable to make it to St. Louis? The pictures are worth a thousand words.