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The Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association (SCOPA) is the trade association for companies engaged in oilseed extraction and oil/fat processing in the United Kingdom.

Collectively, SCOPA members produce, on an annual basis, more than 1 million tonnes of refined oils and fats, and over 1.5 million tonnes of high protein meals.

The key objectives of SCOPA are to promote the common interest of its membership through dealings with Government and other regulatory bodies. SCOPA represents the interests of the industry within the EU through its membership of FEDIOL, the European Association.

Seed Crushing

SCOPA members operating crushing plants handle both homegrown and imported seeds. UK grown rapeseed accounts for more than two thirds of the whole crush. The extraction process results in the production of crude vegetable oils and high protein meals for animal feed.

Imported seeds comprise primarily soyabeans and sunflower seed plus smaller quantities of palm kernels, maize germ and certain other speciality seeds.

Oil Processing

Refining members process these crude vegetable oils as well as other imported vegetable oils, to produce a range of refined oils and fats for both food and non-food use.

SCOPA is the UK trade association for companies involved in seed crushing, oilseed extraction and oil or fat processing. SCOPA members are seed crushers or oil processors operating in the UK and are protected in the EU by FEDIOL.

Seed crusher

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Latest issue: November/December 2020

Our November/December 2020 issue includes a look at new research into sourcing omega-3 from GM camelina.

In our special focus on biodiesel, we cover the latest technological developments as explained by leading oils and fats technology suppliers.

We also report on the rendering industry in Brazil and US logistics for vegetable and palm oils.

In addition, the November/December issue includes roundups of the latest developments in testing and standards and reports on biodiesel/ renewable diesel projects.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.

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