The Economics of Dehulling Oilseeds

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Nearly every seed is protected by an outer covering, or hull, that contains very little fat or protein content. In the oilseed processing industry where fat and protein drive the value of products, removing this hull can help maximize the profits of the other byproducts. But adding dehulling equipment adds operational expenses, so processors must…

Discovering the Potential of Camelina Oil

Camelina

Although its history dates back thousands of years to the Bronze Age, camelina is considered a relatively recent oilseed as its commercial uses are just now being discovered. Showing great potential in terms of agronomic and economic value, this novel crop is rapidly gaining traction as producers discover camelina oil’s many benefits and applications. While…

Exploring more efficient canola processing methods

Although canola oil is a common ingredient today in grocery stores, restaurants, and home kitchens, the popular commodity has a relatively short history compared to other oilseeds. Since canola oil first hit the market in the 1970s, canola processing has quickly advanced as crop varieties and pressing methods have evolved. However, canola’s genetic predecessor—rapeseed—has been…

Optimizing pre-press cake extraction with expanders

Anderson Optimizing pre-press cake extraction with expanders

Processing seeds with high oil content demands extra preparation. Instead of sending cleaned, cooked, flaked material straight into the extractor, as with soybeans, oil-rich seeds like canola require additional pre-pressing first. This step is essential to prepare the material for extraction, but the resulting pre-press cake also presents some challenges throughout the extraction process. To…

Capitalizing On Specialty Oils And Fats With The Anderson Super Duo

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Driven by increasing demand for high-quality, natural ingredients in food products, cosmetics, fuels, and other applications, the market for specialty oils and fats continues to grow. Industry reports estimate that this sector will expand from $12.6 billion in 2020 to nearly $20 billion by 2026. Specialty oilseed processing isn’t typically a large-scale operation—especially compared to…