Sep. 6, 2023

Israeli Firm Prepares to Launch Countertop Olive Oil Appliance

The countertop appliance that transforms olives into olive oil in less than an hour could be available in 2024.

Aug. 14, 2023

Italy Set to Invest €100M for Olive Mill Upgrades

Starting in 2026, funds will be dispersed to millers across the country to upgrade equipment and technologies.

Aug. 10, 2023

'Lucky' Olive Tree Leads Mindfulness Sessions in Italy

In Molise, an innovative project aims at reducing the level of stress, anxiety and depression with the support of augmented reality and a historic olive tree.

Jul. 25, 2023

Olive Oil Producer Raises €500K Through Crypto Bonds

Lamar Olive Oil raised the money by issuing blockchain-based bonds denominated in the EUROe stablecoin, which is backed by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Jul. 13, 2023

New Cleaning Equipment for Olive Mills Saves Water, Money, Study Finds

Cleaning with a SILAC system, which uses foam-based detergent ad air pressure, reduces the amount of time to clean milling equipment and saves water and money.

Jul. 5, 2023

Researchers in Andalusia Develop AI Tool to Improve Irrigation Efficiency

Using climatic data and powerful neural networks, researchers haver developed a tool that allows farmers to determine irrigation requirements a week in advance.

Mar. 1, 2023

AI Tools May Not Transform Agriculture, but Will Help Farmers, Experts Predict

ChatGPT lacks reasoning abilities and cannot predict the future, but it may prove useful for farmers in other ways.

Feb. 9, 2023

Talking Olive Oil with Chat GPT

The artificial intelligence-powered chatbot demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the olive oil industry and a capacity to provide precise information.

Jan. 3, 2023

Researchers Develop Cheaper, More Effective NMR Techniques to Test Olive Oil

Requiring just a single drop of oil, the researchers determined the grade of unmarked olive oil samples with a 95 percent success rate.

Dec. 5, 2022

Students in Rome Design Drone for Harvesting Olives

The developers said the drone increased productivity, reduced costs and lowered emissions associated with the olive harvest.

Dec. 1, 2022

Researchers Use AI to Identify EVOO Provenance

The researchers said they could correctly identify locally-produced Taggiasca Ligure olive oils 100 percent of the time.

Nov. 30, 2022

New Tool Measures Soil-Atmosphere Interactions to Optimize Farming Practices

Mapping soil heat transmission may help determine optimal land management practices and appropriate crops to plant as the climate changes.

Oct. 27, 2022

Xylella Spreads Beyond Buffer Zones in Puglia

The deadly pathogen is spreading less quickly as new technologies arrive, improving monitoring capabilities.

Dec. 7, 2021

Producers on Crete Look to DNA Analysis to Add Value

Local producers have joined forces with scientists In Chania, Crete, to identify, analyze and transfer the DNA identity of olive oil from the field to the bottle, achieving authenticity and traceability for their local products.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

Sep. 15, 2021

Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy

The researchers said that the gelled EVOO maintained its healthy qualities in the semi-solid form and could replace saturated fat in a range of culinary applications.

May. 20, 2021

Decorated Olive Oil Bottles to Be Auctioned as Crypto Assets

Ten bottles of Greek extra virgin olive oil, with custom-designed labels, will be sold as non-fungible tokens at an online auction in July.

May. 13, 2021

In Puglia, Producers at Mimì Pursue Excellence Through Innovation and Research

Donato and Michele Conserva produce award-winning extra virgin olive oils from century-old trees using the latest technology at their family mill.

May. 4, 2021

Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater

Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.

Apr. 16, 2021

Olive Council Awards Four Research Scholarships

The scholarships will cover four years and fund research focusing on standardization, olive technology and cooperation.

Apr. 5, 2021

Puglia Invests in Early Detection of Olive Tree Diseases and Pests

The agritech startup Elaisian has raised $1 million in its latest fundraising round to expand a program that helps farmers identify and manage pest risks.