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AFOA’s Inaugural Education Course

Introduction to Fats, Greases, and Feedstocks

On May 8th, the AFOA proudly unveiled its latest initiative: the Introduction to Fats, Greases, and Feedstocks (IFGF) Educational Course.  This program is specifically tailored for newcomers stepping into the dynamic world of the fats and oils industry.

The course is scheduled for October 15, set against the vibrant backdrop of Nashville, Tennessee.  It conveniently precedes the AFOA’s 2024 Annual Meeting, so attendees have the opportunity to maximize their time and experience by immersing themselves in both events – expanding their knowledge and their network.

SAVE THE DATE

2024 Annual Meeting

October 16-17, 2024

Nashville, Tennessee

2023 Annual Meeting

A Sound Investment

Nashville set the stage for two days of engaging sessions, rewarding networking, productive meetings, and some old-fashioned fun.

This year’s Annual Meeting set a record for attendance – over 800 attendees, with 15 countries represented!  Thank you to all attendees for your presence, enthusiasm, and engagement. It’s the power of connections, collaboration, and shared insights that define at the AFOA Annual Meeting, and this year’s attendees embodied that to the fullest!

Mark your calendars now for AFOA’s return to Nashville in 2024: October 16 & 17.

Here are just a few glimpses into the many connections made over the past few days in Music City!

AFOA News

Targray Appoints Erik Rietkerk to Executive Leadership Team

Targray appoints seasoned industry leader Erik Rietkerk as Global Head of Agricommodities and Co-Head of Biofuels & Feedstock, leveraging over three decades of expertise to drive strategic growth in European markets. GENEVA, June 12, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --...

Targray Joins Green Marine to Advance the Adoption of Sustainable Marine Fuels

MONTREAL, November 23, 2023 – Targray, a global leader in the supply of renewable fuels, feedstock, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce its new partner membership within Green Marine, a renowned voluntary environmental certification program for the North...

Beth Westemeyer Joins the VEOS Brokers Team

  Today, Mark Hingiss, Founder and Co-Owner of VEOS, shared "I am delighted to announce the newest addition to our team, Beth Westemeyer, who has joined VEOS Brokers as a Broker. Beth's arrival is a significant milestone for us, and we are thrilled to welcome her...

UPDATE from FDA: Revocation of Uses of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) in Foods

AFOA's General Counsel provided the AFOA with a memorandum put together on yesterday's (attached above) FDA pre-published direct final rule, “Revocation of Uses of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) in Foods.” The Direct Final Rule completes the agency’s June 17,...

Targray Addresses Demand for Renewable Fuel in Washington with New Spokane Biodiesel Terminal

Spokane, Washington, June 19, 2023 - Targray, an international supplier of renewable fuels and feedstock, has announced an expansion of its vast North American supply and distribution network today with the opening of a new biodiesel terminal in the state of...

USDA Export Sales Reporting and Maintenance System 2.1 (ESRMS 2.1) Federal Register Notice (FRN) to the Paperwork Reduction Act was published

Dear Members,   On May 15, 2023, the USDA Export Sales Reporting and Maintenance System 2.1 (ESRMS 2.1) Federal Register Notice (FRN) to the Paperwork Reduction Act was published and can be found at this link: Federal Register :: Notice of Request for a Revision...

ESRMS 2.1 User Acceptance Testing – Now Available

Starting Tuesday, April 18, 2023, the new Export Sales Reporting and Maintenance System is open for User Acceptance Testing. USDA needs all exporters to enter the ESRMS 2.1 Test System to become familiar with how it works and to test the bulk electronic upload...

Targray Announces New Oregon Biodiesel Terminal Locations

Targray’s latest biodiesel supply points address the growing demand for renewable fuels in Oregon and neighboring states. Portland, Oregon, March 9, 2023 – Targray, a leading international supplier of renewable fuels and feedstock, has announced today the opening of...

U.S. Standards for “Canola”

Click here for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Notice stating that no changes are being made regarding the U.S Standards for “Canola” under the United  States Grain Standards Act, as amended, (USGSA). As background, on June 29, 2018, AMS published in the...

Haarslev and Grön Fuels Form Strategic Feedstock, Marketing, and Investment Alliance 

Haarslev and Grön Fuels Form Strategic Feedstock, Marketing, and Investment Alliance Oct 04, 2022, 09:00 ET HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Haarslev Inc. ("Haarslev") announced today that has entered a strategic marketing and investment alliance (the "Alliance")...

American Commodities is growing; adds Kevin Brassington to the team

 September 20, 2022  Amcom announces that Kevin Brassington is joining the Amcom team.  Kevin has had a 25 year career with ADM and Cofco-Agri running large crush and refinery assets across the world, in North America, South America, Europe and China.  In the...

Oct. 12 and Oct. 13: Solution Showcase Speakers and Topics

AFOA is trying something new at the 2022 Annual Meeting.  Check out the Solution Showcase which will provide you with a quick and informative session on various products and services that are designed to help answer challenges in the marketplace. Wednesday, Oct. 12,...

Jack Davis, former President and CEO of Ventura Foods has passed away

Jack Davis the former President and CEO of Ventura Foods passed away on June 24.  The 84 year old was iconic and legendary in his time to our industry. On a personal note, according to Andy Seagren, "Jack was a great leader and a big champion of the veg oils industry...

Fidelis New Energy adds three industry veterans from downstream and renewable industry majors

Fidelis New Energy Expands its Clean Energy Logistics, Feedstock & Commercial Capabilities NEWS PROVIDED BY Fidelis New Energy, LLC  Mar 24, 2022, 17:58 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE Fidelis New Energy adds three industry veterans from downstream and renewable industry...

Taking the Long-Term Perspective Creates Value from Industrial By-products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, California, 24 December 2021) In their cooperation with a US based industry with biological by-products MBP Solutions has generated added value in excess of $4M and eliminated emission of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. MBP...

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