Enzymes for olive oil extraction
Higher yields and a more sustainable production
Squeeze more oil from your olives
Our enzymes increase your yields so you can squeeze more oil from every ton of olives. They also help cut your losses by reducing residual oil in the pomace. Enzymes give you a better production process by modifying the paste condition and allowing your equipment to operate more smoothly. Oil/ water separation and oil clarification are also faster and more efficient with enzymes.
Enzymes support the trend of early harvesting
What are the main advantages of an early start of the harvest season?
1. For the oil: oils from fruits of lower maturity index (MI) typically have longer oxidative stability and shelf life. They also have better sensorial quality than those from medium and late season.
2. For your olive trees: lower chances of suffering frost events and fungal diseases. It also decreases the typical alternate bearing phenomenon. This will allow for more consistent crops over the years.
3. For you: higher crop yield on a per hectare basis. Processing olives of low MI is easier with enzymes.
Enzymes improve oil recovery on a wide range of olive varieties
Difficult-to-process as well as easier to process olive cultivars equally benefit from the use of enzymes by yielding more oil on a per ton basis. Extensive testing work carried out on cultivars Picual, Arbequina, Coratina, Arbosana and several others show that under most fruit conditions (fruit oil and moisture content, fruit maturity, fruit size etc.) enzymes improve oil recovery as well as paste consistency allowing for a smoother process.
Want to understand the potential in using enzymes?
Enzymes are recognized as being very effective in improving oil recovery, but what does it mean for you in terms of extra yield and money?
Try our online calculator and get an estimate for your production. We have prefilled it with standard numbers, but feel free to test your specific numbers.
Check out our webinar about the new tools for the EVOO extraction process
The olive production for EVOO has expanded beyond the European boundaries into new unchartered territories with different climates and agroecological conditions. Understanding the new challenges and their impact on the mill operations is key to the success of the industrial process.
Watch our recent webinar “Get to know the new tools for the EVOO extraction process” presented by Pablo Canamasas on September 6th, 2022. You can find both a Spanish and an English version of the webinar.
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