Oil refining is a strictly regulated standardized process aimed at obtaining bleached and deodorized oil of marketable quality, with standard organoleptic properties, and 100% safe and free of contaminants.
The objective of DRIS 3 is to optimize the oil refining process based on end use in food and non-food applications :
Identifying key steps in the refining process for determining the fate of contaminants and preventing the formation of neoformed compounds,
Optimizing the conventional oil refining process (refining processes which preserve the natural properties of oils, enzymatic processes…) in order to preserve micronutrients and improve carbon footprint,
Adapting the oil refining process for non-food applications (lubricants, biosolvents, hydrotreated oils…).
Our oil refining unit provides R&D services, bespoke production of batches ranging from 300kg to several tonnes. So far, we have processed over 60 different types of fats and oils on our production lines. The equipment in our production unit provides the best guarantee of quality and traceability. A number of industrial sectors (cosmetics, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemistry) require low volume batch production for biological, rare and/or exotic oils. More information
Micronutrients in vegetable oils : the impact of crushing and refining processes on vitamins and antioxidants in sunflower, rapeseed, and soybean oils Article of Frédérice Fine¹, Claire Brochet¹, Marie Gaud², Patrick Carré³, Noémie Simon⁴, Fatiha Ramli⁴, Florent Joffre², published in European Journal (...) suite
Intervention of Xavier Pages, ITERG, at the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting (3-6 may 2015, Orlando) The presence of contaminants in oils may have many different origins. Environment may induce crops contamination with metals, dioxins, & polychlorobiphenyls from industrial wastes, polycyclic (...) suite
Vegetable oil refining is a high-performance technology which guarantees the safety of edible oils. Therefore, one of the objectives of oil refining is to get rid of contaminants present in crude vegetable oil. For several years now, ITERG has been studying possible ways of getting rid of (...) suite
In a context where efforts are being made to limit VOCs, ITERG was asked to review different techniques for hexane-free oil extraction, in order to determine possible alternatives for further research and experimentation. As CETIOM was also carrying out this type of research, ITERG and CETIOM (...) suite