Enzymes for alkaline refining

Lose less oil to soap stock generation

alkaline refining

Access more oil than you thought possible

The high levels of by-products generated by traditional alkaline refining make significant oil losses unavoidable. For many producers, getting yields above 95% can be a challenge. Quara® Boost, our innovative phospholipase C (PLC) solution,  transforms the alkaline refining process. It reduces the level of oil you lose to soap stock generation so you can get more oil without increasing raw material inputs. This patent-pending product also makes it simpler to manage by-products.

More oil, less soap stock

Quara® Boost converts more  phospholipids into diglycerides so less soap stock is generated in your process. That’s why adding Quara® Boost to your existing alkaline refining process could cut by-products and boost oil yields by between 1% and 2%.

All these benefits mean higher profits for your plant.

Alkaline refining flasks

No additional sodium hydroxide needed

The PLC enzymatic reaction does not increase the content of FFA (Free Fatty Acids) in oil. That means you don’t need additional sodium hydroxide in your process. It also means you can reduce soap formation, and associated oil yield losses.

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Easy to implement, fast payback in oil yield gains

Adding our solution to your process is relatively straightforward. A limited retrofit, rather than a change to your entire process, will allow you to get the benefits of Quara® Boost. This minimal retrofit, along with the significant gain in oil yields, ensures that you get a fast payback on your investment. 

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Every plant struggles with significant yield increases

Right now, even the most efficient plants struggle to improve oil yields. Even with continuous process optimizations, you’re unlikely to get large gains.

It’s frustrating when you consider the difference a big gain could make to your bottom line….

Factbox rise in oil yield

Where you are today

If you’re achieving oil yields of 95%, you’re getting around 950 tons of refined oil. The remaining 5% equates to 50 tons soap stock. That gives you a turnover of around $682.5m.

Where Quara® Boost could take you tomorrow

A 2% rise in oil yield – from 95% to 97%, would give you 970 tons of refined oil. 3% of your output would now be gums. That’s the equivalent of 30 tons of gums.  Giving you a turnover of 689.5m.

Estimation based on a plant with 1.000 TPD of oil processed and oil price at USD 700 per ton.

Factbox increase in turnover

Where could a 2% oil yield increase take your plan?

With our oil profit calculator you can evaluate the main steps of your alkaline refining process and find the combination that will maximize gains and minimize loss.  Use the calculator to find out where Quara® Boost could take your plant.

Two unique PLC enzymes to boost your oil yield

Quara® Boost is an innovative phospholipase C (PLC) enzymatic solution for alkaline refining.

It recovers extra oil that’s hiding in plain sight so you can access more oil than you thought possible.

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