What is Oilseed Processing?

Oilseed processing is the process of removing oil from oilseed.

Oilseed processing begins with the harvesting of oilseed on the farm where its grown, and continues through oilseed extraction where the oil in the oilseed is extracted, clarification, packaging, storage and shipping of the final oilseed oil.  Oilseed processing depends on several variables including the type of oilseed as well as the location, could be fully automated, or may require people to hand pick the oilseeds or nuts.
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Small-scale oilseed processing is of interest as a potential on-farm or community enterprise that can increase income and employment in rural areas. Many seeds, nuts and kernels contain oil, a vegetable oil, which can be used after it’s removed, in the following uses:

  • cooking
  • as an ingredient in other foods
  • as a nutritional supplement
  • as a raw material for the manufacture of soap, body and hair oils, detergents and paints

Some of these oils may also be used to replace certain petroleum-based lubricants and fuels. Small-scale oil extraction is more common in India, because there have more oilseeds to do oilseed processing. If you have interested in oil processing for cooking oil, you can Email to us, we can help you!  Email:info@oil-press.net

How To Invest In Oil Palm Production ?

Oil palm is native to West Africa. Nigeria used to be the world’s largest producer of oil palm before the crude oil boom era. Malaysia has now taken the leading position.  Oil palm plantation and allied industries is now the main stay of Malaysian economy. Malaysia came to Nigeria in the 70s to obtain oil palm seeds and seedlings. Oil palm can be used in various ways; the leaves are used in making brooms and as roofing materials (in the rural areas). The bark of the fond can be peeled and woven into baskets.

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The main trunk can be split like sawn timbers and used as part of building materials. Palm wine can be obtained from oil palm, red palm oil is readily obtainable from the fresh fruit bunches. When the fruit is processed the residue obtained can be used as fuel (for cooking and fertilizer to improve soil nutrient).  Red palm oil is used in cooking, making soap, candle and margarine. Palm kernel oil can be extracted from the nut.
The residue obtainable in the process of palm kernel oil extraction otherwise called palm kernel cake is used as livestock feed. Palm kernel oil is used in vegetable oil and soap making.  Palm Kernel shells are also useful as energy source and industrial raw materials such as mosquito coils.

The uses to which oil palm can be made seem non exhaustive. This clearly indicates that investment made in the establishment of oil palm plantation is nothing but a wise one. The market is guaranteed for all the products of oil palm plantation in this era of global food crisis.

Technical information
oil palmTo establish oil palm plantation, it involves getting a good site where rich, well drained acidic soils are abundant. The soil should have adequate quantities of potassium, magnesium and nitrogen. Soil tests should therefore be carried out to determine the nutrient status of the land.It is usually better to use the early maturing variety called tenera, which bears fruits as from the fourth year.

Other requirements include seedlings procurement; this can be obtained from reputable nurseries. Prospective investors must engage the services of Agricultural experts in the course of establishing this project.Other cultural practices are planting, regular weeding, pruning and fertilizer application. Serious minded investors will be guided accordingly in the implementation of this project.

Income analysis
A matured plantation will start to give investor five 5 tons per hectare of red palm oil annually from the fourth year per hectare. 100 metric tons of oil can be obtained annually from 20 hectare plantation. A ton of red palm oil is a minimum of N150,000. Gross revenue of N15 million is obtained from red palm oil.

We can also get three metric tons of palm kernel per hectare. This gives us 60 tons from 20 hectares. This translates to annual income of N4.2 million. Total income realisable is about N19.2 million while the annual operating expense is put at N5.8 million.

This leaves us with net income N13.4 million annually for the investor for the rest of his/her live. There are still other sources of income such as palm fronds and palm kernel shells. Serious minded investors can be assisted in the realisation of this worth while investment.

Helpful information on Coconut Oil Production

Coconut oil is extracted from the pressing the coconut fruit using many techniques. Coconut oil has many health benefits to the body. It is used as a moisturizer for the skin and the hair and it produces good results of the appearance. Coconut is also used as cooking oil since it has a heat tolerating component. There are many ways of extracting coconut oil and the major classification is dry and wet coconut oil production.

coconut oil plantThe dry coconut oil production entails removing the fleshy part from the fruit and letting it to dry. The drying options can either be using direct sunlight, heat from the fire or in the furnaces. The dried coconut material is known as copra. The copra is then pressed in the composition of other solvents to come up with coconut oil with high fiber and protein content. It is hard to split the protein from the oil and the unclean drying procedures make it unfit for consumption by humans. For further refinery to make the coconut oil usable by humans it is put through high temperatures and sieving processes. This processes uses sodium hydroxide to get rid of fatty acids in the coconut oil. Other chemicals like bleach agents are added in the filtration process. The outcome gives a different taste and aroma from the original coconut.
The success of the coconut oil production venture actually depends on the type of equipment that one uses. Luckily, there are many such in the market. There are some renowned brand names from China, which make easy work. Ok, at the start, this will require an initial investment of a hefty sum of money but once the production is under way, the result will be well worth it. When you invest in a good oil mill from a renowned company, they will send engineers to do the initial installation. You can also be assured of getting the spare parts easily whenever the need for them arises.

How to begin a successful Oil processing plant through KMEC

Having an oil processing plant is very important and this is because you will have the ability to process all the oil you can in your oil plant without any failure. Oil processing plants are so advantageous in a way that many people are thinking of having their own plants. However, this people are always stuck on how they can be able to get the necessary equipment and machinery needed in an oil processing plant.

If you also have the urge and dream to begin your own oil processing plant do not know where to begin, then do not worry for KMEC is the perfect solution for you. KMEC is a company that begun in 1990 and this company deals primarily in processing, manufacturing, and exporting of oil mill plants and any oil processing equipment. Apart from that, this company will also give you edible professional oil refining and some oilseed processing services. All the services that this company provides are enough to let you begin your own oil processing plant.

If you have heard about KMEC for the first time, you might be wondering what are the services that KMEC provide and if they can benefit you. One thing you should know is that KMEC is going to provide you with a wide variety of services that will assist you begin a successful oil processing plant. One of the services they will offer you is the design proposal. KMEC has their own senior engineers and professors on their team of technical consultants. These people are going to assist you direct the whole process of your oil processing plant.
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Apart from doing that, they are also going to provide you as their client with your own independent file. After establishing your file, they are also going to provide you with your own special project team that will work under your conditions. After the team has been assigned to you, they are going to work very hard to design you the project proposal you desire. Each of the project proposals they will designed have been designed in a way that will meet environmental requirements, quality standards and the local conditions.

Another service that is very important and you will receive from KMEC is that they are going to offer the services of at least one of their engineers who is going to supervise your oil processing plant startup. The engineer is also going to train all your local staff to operate your plant even after he goes away. This kind of service and training for your staff is known as commission training and you will not have to pay for it.

KMEC is professional and that is why they do not consider their job done until everything in your oil plant is working properly. They will also have to make sure that your staff is able to run the plant smoothly without any difficulty. With all these said about KMEC, you as the client can only know from all these that this is the best company for your oil processing plant.