PECTINEX ENZYME TRIALS AT BOVALINA OLIVE OIL PLANT IN ADELAIDE, SA

ENZYME TRIALS AT BOVALINA OLIVE OIL PLANT IN ADELAIDE, SA

MARCH 2012 – Processing Course

 

Pablo Canamasas, Processing Plant Manager at Boundary Bend, conducted at a processing course in Adelaide earlier this week. Peter Dunn from Novozymes was kind enough to provide a small sample of Pectinex Ultra S-PL to use in the processing trials. The results were amazing! The improved extractability by 30% by the combined use of enzymes, talc, grid size and processing speed, though it was concluded that Pectinex Ultra S-PL enzymes are to blame for at least 80% of the success. No wonder the course attendees; couldn’t believe the results, nothing better than seeing the results with their own eyes. Trials were done with variety Manzanilla, typically a difficult variety to deal with:

First run: No enzymes, no talc, grid size # 6 in the crusher

Fruit weight = 574kg
Oil extracted = 74kg

Second run: 300ml enzymes, 1% talc, grid size # 5 in the crusher

Fruit weight = 574kg
Oil extracted = 96 kg

Difference = 22kg more oil!!. This pays for the enzymes and the talc largely!! Thanks to the use of Pectinex Ultra S-PL

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