Getting plant and process design right so customers can expect more
In the relatively new field of enzymatic degumming, choice of industrial technology company is a major factor in customers getting the yields they expect. It’s essential to get plant size, equipment, process and design right. That’s why we needed to connect customers with a company that fully understood their end-to-end processes. We were also looking for customized solutions, rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. Finally, we needed to work with a company that had a deep understanding of customers’ business models. We’re committed to ensuring customers can expect more from enzymatic degumming. So we needed to collaborate with a team that could advise when this wasn’t the case.
In BRPROCESS, we found exactly what we were looking for. The company specializes in choosing and developing the best technologies for oil and fat refining and processing. The Novozymes/BRPROCESS joint offering has served Camera Agroindustrial for almost a decade. We started out in one of the company’s smaller plants. There, recommendations for process changes to deep degumming with the PLA enzyme Lecitase® Ultra led to significantly better biodiesel pre-treatment results.
That success led to a detailed plant audit and value chain assessment in a second, larger plant. The resulting introduction of enzymatic water degumming was a first for Brazil. This pioneering move boosted the plant’s yields by around 2.1% and significantly improved soybean meal quality.
When Camera Agroindustrial wanted to drive business value by capturing the value of high soy oil prices they again turned to BRPROCESS and Novozymes. In the company’s third plant, the development of a modular plant concept allowed rapid deployment of the equipment needed to implement Quara®Boost. In just a few months the plant was ready to capture soy oil’s high market value.