Fatty acids are the largest application for oleochemicals. This is due to to high demand for applications in
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Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a mild odor. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid that is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid in nature. Oleic acids are used in varied industries including lubricants, detergents, surfactants, coatings and sealants. Oleic acid can also be found in many cosmetic and personal care products.
The three foundational pillars that Twin Rivers Technologies' Sustainability program is built on are
What does Halal mean and what does it mean for a product to be Halal Certified?
Halal is an Arabic word that means permissible. A Halal certified product means that the product is permissible or acceptable in accordance with Islamic law. In order for products to receive this certification, , they must be from an acceptable source such as a cow or chicken and slaughtered according to these laws.
Offering Halal certified products allows Muslim consumers to be confident that the products they use are in alignment with their culture and beliefs. Similarly, products can also be Kosher certified, which gives Jewish consumers the same piece of mind.
Why is it important to be Halal Certified?
There are approximately 2 billion Muslims across the globe, with almost 4 million residing is the US. This market segment has experienced a rapid growth rate over the past several years and is currently valued at approximately $2 trillion USD. According to CNBC, the cosmetic, personal care, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries will see the largest growth in Halal products as the demand is growing at a rapid rate.
TRT recognizes that the success of its operations is dependent on a healthy, high functioning workforce. As such, TRT is proud to support the fitness and overall well-being of our employees through the Health & Wellness Program. TRT distributes a monthly fitness bulletin that strives to educate employees on various subject matter ranging from
- Healthy diets
- Blood pressure
- Eye health
- “Fat facts”
- Gastrointestinal health
- Dental health
- Healthy feet
- Strength and resistance training
- Healthy holidays and more
In order to be able to talk about sustainability and how our business practices support the Sustainability movement, we must first take a moment to answer the question What is Sustainability? According to the EPA, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.” (https://www.epa.gov/sustainability/learn-about-sustainability#what)
Anyone who is involved in the trucking industry has noticed an industry wide diminished truck capacity nearing historic lows. For us, this is causing challenges in securing carriers for requested loading and delivery dates and times. We feel we are at the point where we need to share information on the state of trucking and ways we can work together in order to maintain availability in an extremely tight market.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued their finalized rule Thursday holding biofuel blending quotas for the RFS Standard essentially flat for 2018 vs. 2017. The rule will require refiners to mix 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the gasoline and diesel supply in 2018, which was in keeping with the statutory targets for biofuels, that being to grow the program each year. In this case, given the minimal increase, some in the biofuel industry are disappointed, but this ruling was indeed as much a politically motivated outcome as it was to support the industry.