The Manual Screw Press for Small-scale Oil Extraction

The Manual Screw Press for Small-scale Oil Extraction

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Manual oil extraction from peanuts or other soft oil-seeds can be a viable enterprise for small businesses. This book describes small-scale processes of oil-extraction for possible use in rural areas, as well as ways to market and distribute the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 170.2 x 241.3 x 7.6mm | 181.44g
  • ITDG Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • photographs, b&w line drawings
  • 1853391980
  • 9781853391989
  • 1,313,160

Table of contents

1 INTRODUCTION 1; Is there a local demand for edible oil? 1; Raw materials 2; Why manual processing? 3; Opportunities and benefits 3; Risks 5; The organization of the enterprise 6; What is needed to start? 7; Sources of further information 7; 2 WHAT IS NEEDED? 12; Building 12; Design of production unit 13; Equipment 14; Labour requirements 14; Production management 16; OIL EXTRACTION, STEP BY STEP; Safety; Hygiene; Raw material requirements; Storage of oilseeds; Decortication/shelling; Grading; Crushing; Addition of water; Heating; Filling the press; Pressing; Removal of oilcake; Measuring the oil; Filtering the oil; Step 13 Heating the oil 39; Step 14 Storage of the oil 40; Step 15 Storage of oilcake 41; Step 16 Selling the oil 42; Step 17 Marketing the oilcake 44; Step 18 Maintenance of the oil press 45; APPENDIX 1 Basic records required 50; APPENDIX 2 Financial considerations 52; Profit and loss 53; Is profit sufficient? 57; Is it a good investment? 58; APPENDIX 3 Crushing with the aid of a roller mill 60show more