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Title: Economics of plant oil recovery: A review

Abstract

Plant oil is a major agricultural commodity used in food, feed, and chemicals. Presently plant oil is produced from oil seeds either using mechanical pressing or solvent extraction. These technologies have steadily improved for increased oil recovery; however, production cost is especially important for a commodity. Here in this paper three technologies and their costs are reviewed for on-farm pressing, industrial mechanical pressing, and solvent extraction. Solvent extraction is the dominant technology because it offers high oil recovery and low production cost. In contrast, industrial mechanical pressing has the highest production cost because of its low oil yield; nevertheless, the simple process results in the lowest fixed capital investment. For on-farm pressing, lower material cost results in lower production cost than industrial mechanical pressing. Additionally, credits from co-products play an important role in determining total revenues, especially for mechanical pressing. Therefore, broadening the applications and values of the co-product is also critical for profitability for the plant oil industry.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  2. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)., Peoria, IL (United States). Bioenergy Research, Agricultural Research Service
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), Urbana, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1497396
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018420
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 1878-8181
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; plant oil production; on-farm pressing; industrial mechanical pressing; solvent extraction; production cost

Citation Formats

Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Dien, Bruce S., and Singh, Vijay. Economics of plant oil recovery: A review. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101056.
Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Dien, Bruce S., & Singh, Vijay. Economics of plant oil recovery: A review. United States. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101056.
Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Dien, Bruce S., and Singh, Vijay. Thu . "Economics of plant oil recovery: A review". United States. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101056.
@article{osti_1497396,
title = {Economics of plant oil recovery: A review},
author = {Cheng, Ming-Hsun and Dien, Bruce S. and Singh, Vijay},
abstractNote = {Plant oil is a major agricultural commodity used in food, feed, and chemicals. Presently plant oil is produced from oil seeds either using mechanical pressing or solvent extraction. These technologies have steadily improved for increased oil recovery; however, production cost is especially important for a commodity. Here in this paper three technologies and their costs are reviewed for on-farm pressing, industrial mechanical pressing, and solvent extraction. Solvent extraction is the dominant technology because it offers high oil recovery and low production cost. In contrast, industrial mechanical pressing has the highest production cost because of its low oil yield; nevertheless, the simple process results in the lowest fixed capital investment. For on-farm pressing, lower material cost results in lower production cost than industrial mechanical pressing. Additionally, credits from co-products play an important role in determining total revenues, especially for mechanical pressing. Therefore, broadening the applications and values of the co-product is also critical for profitability for the plant oil industry.},
doi = {10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101056},
journal = {Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology},
number = ,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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