Our customer was looking to embark on a new commercial activity by using their cold-pressed rapeseed oil as biomass to the renewable fuel industry. To do this, they required a filtration solution that would provide them with a yearly production of 20 million litres of high quality cold pressed rapeseed oil. They were also looking to achieve a capacity of 40,000 tonnes of cake generated by the filtration process to produce animal feed compound, their key product line.
This would be a win-win situation for the company, as they would be able to produce a sustainable product while also reducing waste.
The Amafilter® team advised the customer that the Versis® pressure leaf filter system would be capable of delivering the quantities of rapeseed oil and cake they required.
The Versis® system would provide a better filtration solution than a filter press, which the customer was also considering, as the Versis® is a closed system capable of delivering a clean and hygienic process.
As it is also an automated system, it requires low maintenance interventions, making it cost effective and contributing to a safer working environment.
The Versis® pressure filter leaf system proved to be the perfect solution and met the customers capacity targets for both renewable fuel and cake production. As a result, the customer purchased an additional four Versis® pressure leaf filter systems over a number of years to further expand their plant capacity.
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