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VEGETABLE OIL COMPANY RISOIL WILL INSTALL NEW SILOS IN GRAIN TERMINAL IN CHORNOMORSK PORT

Risoil S.A. plans to install eight new silos at the grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port and increase the capacity of storage by 105,000 tonnes, to 257,000 tonnes on average (depending on the crops). “This month, the installation of eight new silos begins. The volume of storage will be 105,000 tonnes more. The supplier of silos is AGI, the leading global manufacturer of equipment. It is planned to compete the installation work by the end of 2019,” the group said on Facebook.
Risoil S.A. was established in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2000. Its core business is logistics of oil, bulk and general cargo in the ports of the Black Sea, the sale and production of vegetable oils, trade in grains and oilseeds in containers, storage and processing of agro-industrial products.
The grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port was put into operation in 2016.

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ONE OF THE LARGEST EXPORTERS OF VEGETABLE OIL IN UKRAINE BOOSTS VEGETABLE OIL STORAGE CAPACITIES

Allseeds, one of the largest producers and exporters of vegetable oil in Ukraine, has expanded the oil storage facilities at a terminal in the Pivdenny port (Odesa region) by 2.4 times, to 100,000 tonnes, according to a posting on the website of the group on Tuesday. “Recently, the capacity of the tank farm here has increased from 42,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes for one-time oil storage. The company is ready to fill tankers at seven loading points from six berths belonging to TIS company with a speed of up to 1,200 tonnes/hour,” the company said.
The company said that such capabilities in logistics and active mutually beneficial cooperation with partners allowed Allseeds in April 2019 to set its own transshipment record of about 100,000 tonnes of vegetable oil which corresponds to 1.2 million tonnes per year.
“So far [1.2 million tonnes a year]… Because the development plan implementation of the company’s oilseed-processing and terminal complexes in Pivdenny and its infrastructure continues,” the company said.
Allseeds Group was founded in 2010.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PREDICTS EXPORT OF VEGETABLE OIL FROM UKRAINE AT 6.12 MLN TONNES

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicts that export of vegetable oil from Ukraine in the 2019/20 agricultural year (September-August) will be 6.12 million tonnes, which is 90,000 tonnes less than in 2018/19 agri-year (6.21 million tonnes).
According to the May report, forecast for oilseed crushing for 2019/20 agri-year were improved by 150,000 tonnes, to 16.8 million tonnes.
USDA said that next agri-year sunflower seed production in Ukraine could decrease by 200,000 tonnes year-over-year, to 14.8 million tonnes, meal – by 123,000 tonnes, to 5.99 million tonnes and oil – by 129,000 tonnes, to 6.24 million tonnes.
Export of sunflower seeds in 2019/20 agri-year should grow by 50%, to 150,000 tonnes, meal – by 6%, to 4.7 million tonnes and oil – by 3.4%, to 5.6 million tonnes.

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DUTCH DEVELOPMENT BANK FMO AND DILIGENT CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRE SHARE IN LARGE UKRAINIAN VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCER

The Dutch Development Bank FMO and Diligent Capital Partners (DCP) jointly acquired 16% in Allseeds S.A. (Luxembourg), the holding company of a large Ukrainian vegetable oil producer and exporter – Allseeds Group.
“We needed to attract additional investments. FMO responded to the proposal and during the year we implemented the deal,” Allseeds Group CEO Viacheslav Petryshche said at a press conference in Yuzhne (Odesa region).
The deal was closed on September 19.
According to a press release from Allseeds, FMO and DCP jointly acquired shares, providing funding for the implementation of the Allseeds development strategy, which includes expanding the capacity for processing oilseeds, transshipment for the export of oils and meal and increasing added value.
As reported, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed the Dutch Development Bank FMO to indirectly enter the capital of Allseeds.
Allseeds Group was founded in 2010. In July 2015, the group commissioned an oil extraction plant at Yuzhny port with a capacity of processing 2,400 tonnes of sunflower seeds per day (or 1,800 tonnes of rapeseeds, or 1,500 tonnes of soybeans).

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ALLSEEDS GROUP PLANS TO INCREASE CAPACITY OF VEGETABLE OIL STORAGE FACILITIES

Allseeds group of companies is finalizing the construction of vegetable oil tanks at its terminal in Yuzhny seaport (Odesa region) in order to increase their storage capacity to 132,000 tonnes. At the loading rate of 1,300 tonnes of oil per hour, a 50,000 tonnes tanker will be full in just 40 hours, according to the group’s press release.
Allseeds in the nearest future is also planning to increase the total storage capacity of its vegetable oil terminal up to 200,000 tonnes.
According to the information on the group’s website, the storage capacity of its vegetable oil terminal is 42,000 tonnes.
Allseeds Group was founded in 2010.

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UKROLIYA ALLOWED TO EXPORT ORGANIC VEGETABLE OIL TO U.S. MARKET

Ukroliya (Poltava region) has certified organic products in accordance with the USDA Organic standard of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to a company press release, this certificate opens up the prospect of supplying organic vegetable oil to the United States market for the company. The USDA Organic/NOP certificate covers all aspects of production, processing, transportation and sale of organic products.
Earlier, the company certified its products according to the organic products standard of the European Union and the Swiss standard BioSuisse.
As reported, in November 2017 Ukroliya launched a plant for production of organic oil, Ukroliya Organic, in the village of Dykanka (Poltava region). Investments in it amounted to about UAH 50 million. The company plans to process 18,000 tonnes of sunflower, 50,000 tonnes of soybeans a year, produce 7,020 tonnes of organic sunflower oil, 6,750 tonnes of organic soybean oil, 7,100 tonnes of cake, and 3,000 tonnes of sunflower husk. Ukroliya was founded in 2001. It is engaged in production and sale of packed and bulk sunflower oil, sunflower meal, and husk. Its production facilities are located in the village of Dykanka and Zenkiv town (Poltava region).

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