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INFORM coverNovember/December 2021
Lipid role in the immune system
Mineral oil hydrocarbons: a new challenge for the oils and fats processing industry
Performance enhancements in select industrial applications using surfactants, surfactant additives, and thermostable enzymes


INFORM coverOctober 2021
New essential dietary lipids?
Screening method for quick detection of mineral oil hydrocarbons from lubricants used in the coconut oil supply chain
Phospholipids as natural emulsifiers in food and beverages


INFORM coverSeptember 2021
Gut instincts
Ultra-low dioxane in ethoxy sulphate products
Silver ion chromatography for the analysis of trans-fatty acid isomers in humans


INFORM coverJuly/August 2021
Can computers make better plant-based foods?
Ultrasound-assisted intensified synthesis of designer lipids
Microbial biosurfactants in the pharmaceutical industry


INFORM coverJune 2021
Poisson from a petri dish
Epoxidation in moderation brings new life to old pavements
Stabilization of omega-3, PUFA-rich raw materials, and foods against lipid oxidation


INFORM coverMay 2021
The latest additions to eco-friendly cleaning
Advancements and further research trends for microbial biosurfactants in the petroleum industry
Why does lipid oxidation in foods continue to be such a challenge?


INFORM cover April 2021
Preserving emulsions with plant-based antioxidants
Developments in green surfactants for enhanced oil recovery
Lauric fats from the Brazilian Amazon: babassu and murumuru


INFORM coverMarch 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic, one year later
Enzymatic-catalyzed esterification of free fatty acids to methyl esters
Alternative base oils: a perspective


INFORM coverFebruary 2021
The green machine: commercializing microalgae products
Transgenic Camelina sativa oil: an effective source of both EPA and DHA in the human diet
Surface techniques for a successful transformation to the natural space


INFORM coverJanuary 2021
The latest on liposomes
Extraction of phospholipids from dairy processing by-products
Determining protein and fat in plant-based foods



INFORM coverNovember/December 2020
Fatty acids and athletic performance
Where are lubricants headed?
Canola enhanced with long-chain omega-3 becomes a reality

November/December 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverOctober 2020
New developments in vegetable oil materials science
Evaluation of avocado oil sold in the United States
Exploring pulse ingredients as egg replacement solutions in food systems

October 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverSeptember 2020
Innovative GC technologies
Fats from the Amazon
Optimizing detergency with HLD

September 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverJuly/August 2020
Science highlights from a cancelled 2020 AM&E
Valorization of crude olive pomace oil: lipase-catalyzed production of dietetic structured lipids, emulsifiers, and biodiesel
Toward circular economy by electrodialysis with ultrafiltration membrane: from slaughterhouse blood to natural meat preservative

July/August 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverJune 2020
Managing your career in times of change
Foodomics: a good way to study the effects of extraction methods on the composition and nutrition of peanut oil
Medio level macrolipidomics for nutritional research

June 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverMay 2020
Lipidomics comes of age
Mitigating the influence of biodiesel on the deterioration of engine oil using absorbents
How different cultures and habits influence the safety of fried foods

May 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverApril 2020
Minimally processed oils
Machine learning-driven Raman spectroscopy for rapidly detecting type, adulteration, and oxidation of edible oils
Difference in breast milk concentrations impacts growth up to age 5

April 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverMarch 2020
The high-throughput frontier
In vitro digestion studies of the impact of food matrix effects on vitamin and nutraceutical bioaccessibility
Technologies and challenges involved in the dry processing of pulses

March 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverFebruary 2020
Nurturing innovation: how AOCS industries are fostering progress
The development of 92% oleic safflower oil
Crystallization clarified

February 2020 (.pdf)


INFORM coverJanuary 2020
Omega-3s and the brain
Control of skin microbiota with fatty acids: rethinking the removal of “all” skin microorganisms
Understanding pulse anti-nutrients

January 2020 (.pdf)



INFORM cover Science, big data and personalized nutritionNovember/December 2019
Digitizing manufacturing: how companies are using data to improve production
Beans and lentils: providing cardiovascular health benefits beyond nutrition
Rapid determination of moisture in olive oil: a proposed simple univariate FT-NIR procedure

November/December 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover Plant-based ice creamSeptember 2019
Taking the cream out of ice cream
Effective dust control for grain/meal truck loadout
The significance of advocating one's own research findings with the world

September 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover St. Louis skylineJuly/August 2019
Science highlights from St. Louis
Microencapsulation with Maillard Reaction Products to improve the oxidative stability of chia oil
Liquid fuels production via catalytic conversion

July/August 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover better living biologyJune 2019
Biotechnology conquers consumer goods
Enzymes in oil processing: a search for milder, more sustainable, and economical solutions
Vacuum systems for deodorizers: the “ideal” deodorizing pressure

June 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover cool characterization methodsMay 2019
Cool characterization methods and where to find them
The AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) through the years
Smart soft materials based on fatty acids

May 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover cells: factories of the futureApril 2019
Fermentation, the new protein supply chain
Esters of linear monounsaturated dicarboxylic acids for lubricants
Prospective solutions for a trans-fat-free world: enzymatic glycerolysis

April 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover the science of household cleaningMarch 2019
Oleogels for drug delivery
Household cleaning product formulation: a delicate balance
Characterizing dispersions throughout the oil industry: comprehensive formulation analysis

March 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover clean cosmeticsFebruary 2019
Clean cosmetics
Oxidative stability of oils and fats
Development of novel omega-3 nano-microdelivery systems by electrohydrodynamic processes

February 2019 (.pdf)


INFORM cover rethinking plastic packagingJanuary 2019
Rethinking plastic packaging
Removing environmental contaminants: comparing multi-stage thin-film evaporation with gas stripping and short-path distillation
Too small for supercomputing? Think again.

January 2019 (.pdf)



INFORM cover natural antioxidants for meatNovember/December 2018
Trends in synthetic and natural antioxidants for shelf life extension of meat and meat products
Oilseeds in Sudan: poised for growth
Flying jet plasma: a logistic, powerful catalyzing agent for chemical and biological processes

November/December 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover hydrocolloids based structuringOctober 2018
Hydrocolloid-based structuring of edible oil
Comparison of analytical methodologies for the analysis of 3-MCPD and glycidyl esters in infant formula
The icing on the cake

October 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover frying shelf lifeSeptember 2018
Enhancing oxidative stability and shelf life of frying oils with antioxidants
Healthy oils: a process to obtain diglyceride-rich edible vegetable oils
2018–2019 Approved Chemists

September 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover coalescence under arrestJuly/August 2018
Under arrest: investigating factors that govern partial coalescence
Highlights from Minneapolis
2018 Annual Meeting & Expo photo tour

July 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover unconventional oilsJune 2018
Unconventional Oils
Using shea-based formulations to overcome post-hardening in bakery shortenings
How collagen hydrolysate works on your skin and joints

June 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover nutricosmeticsMay 2018
Beauty from within Plant-based proteins: an alternative to synthetic emulsifiers
Eastern red cedar: cedarwood oil extraction and bioactivity

May 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover pulse proteinsApril 2018
Pulses rising
Quantitative physical stability analysis of concentrated, fragrance-infused liquid fabric care dispersions
Visualizing the oilseed lipidome

April 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover lessons from HarveyMarch 2018
Oil modification: solution or problem for 3-monochloro-1,2-propanediol (3-MCPD) and glycidyl esters (GE) mitigation?
Poly-phenolic branched-chain fatty acids as potential bio-based, odorless, liquid antimicrobial agents

March 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover wheres the cow? in vitro meatFebruary 2018
Clean meat
Oxidative stability of oils and fats
Development of novel omega-3 nano-microdelivery systems by electrohydrodynamic processes

February 2018 (.pdf)


INFORM cover the "shear" magic of roll-in shorteningsJanuary 2018
The "shear" magic of roll–in shortenings
Tall oil
Food–grade canola proteins

January 2018 (.pdf)



INFORM cover Peanuts for global food securityNovember/December 2017
Strategic role of peanuts in sustainable global food security
Milk fat triacylglycerol packing within processed cheese products
Mixed alcohol transesterification of mustard oil

Nov/Dec 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM research exchange programsOctober 2017
Science beyond borders: international student exchange
2016-2017 AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program winners
Cannabis extraction for better quality, health, safety, and products

October 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover keeping race with clean labelSeptember 2017
Clean label: the next generation
How to choose drop-in replacements for active ingredients in existing liquid laundry detergent formulations
Unraveling the power of microcellulosic fibers

September 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover unexplored uses of sheep milkJuly/August 2017
Science snapshots from Orlando
AOCS 2017 award recipients
Georges Chavanne and the first biodiesel

July/August 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover Parabens in rivers and streamsJune 2017
Parabens in rivers and streams
5 new AOCS Methods
Ketones and brain energy

June 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover life-cycle assessmentMay 2017
The whys and wherefores of life-cycle assessment
Batch deodorizer efficiency

May 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover oils and fats in ChinaApril 2017
China’s evolving edible oils industry
A rapid analytical method for detecting fraud in peanut oil
Multiple regression analysis to predict palm oil behavior for confectionery applications

April 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover mysterious arsenolipidsMarch 2017
The mysterious case of the arsenolipids
Gene combinations for production of bioactive and industrial oils
The oil of oregano (Origanum vulgare)

March 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover red palm oilFebruary 2017
Red palm oil
Authenticity of plant oils in the market
Optimizing the use of biomass waste through co-pyrolysis

February 2017 (.pdf)


INFORM cover ChiaJanuary 2017
Chia: Superfood or superfad?
Recovering oil from spent bleaching earth
Gut-brain endocannabinoid signaling as a fatty acid sensor
January 2017 (.pdf)



INFORM cover generational training divideNovember/December 2016
Generational training divide
Food emulsifier fundamentals
Using microfluidic tools to understand emulsification

November/December 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover improving cannabis testingOctober 2016
The highs and lows of cannabis testing
Cleaning oxidative-stability-index equipment components
Efficient optimization of deodorization through process simulation studies

October 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover nuts & shelf lifeSeptember 2016
Nuts & shelf life
Phase-change materials
Science from the 2016 Annual Meeting

September 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover good vibrations in spectroscopyJuly/August 2016
Good vibrations: online and at-line monitoring of edible oils with vibrational spectroscopy
Predicting the interfacial tension change at optimum formulation for enhanced oil recovery
MALDI MS applications for rapid analysis of food lipids

July/August 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover screen beef in 10 minutesJune 2016
Benchtop NMR spectroscopy for meat authentication
How to get premium laundry detergency
Ultra-high pressure homogenization for “cleaner” reduced-fat emulsions
June 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover coconut oil boomMay 2016
Coconut oil boom
Aqueous enzymatic oil extraction as a green processing method
Understanding the oil-gelling properties of natural waxes

May 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover fish oil sink or swim?April 2016
Sink or swim: fish oil supplements and human health
TD-NMR and chemometrics for fat analysis in food through packaging
Critical design phases for upgrading oilseeds facilities

April 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover minimizing contaminantsMarch 2016
Minimizing process contaminants in edible oils
Pulsed electric field: groundbreaking technology for improving olive oil extraction
Health effects of individual saturated fatty acids

March 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover prescribing fatFebruary 2016
Prescribing dietary fat: therapeutic uses of ketogenic diets
Creating corporate memory
Fundamentals of energy savings and recovery

February 2016 (.pdf)


INFORM cover surfactants and skinJanuary 2016
Are emerging deep eutectic solvents (DES) relevant for lipase-catalyzed lipophilizations?
FT-NIR analysis of lecithin
Organogels of vegetable oil with plant wax

January 2016 (.pdf)



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