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Open call to look for an oil mill in Portugal to develop an Industrial Trial with the new technology of Pulse Electric Fields (PEF) for healthier olive oil extraction

Phenoils consortium are looking for a Portuguese oil mill to carry out an industrial trial during the season 2021-2022 for testing the new technology pulse electric field for the increase of phenols and yield.
EIT Food Central
Portugal
Deadline: 15 September 2021

SUBJECT OF THE CALL

Within the EIT FOOD project -PHENOILS (New technologies implementation in RIS regions’ olive oil mills for healthier olive oil extraction), the partner of the EPS consortium (EnergyPulseSystems) launches this request in search of a Portuguese collaborative mill for a small-scale industrial test on the new technology developed by them based on PulseElectric Fields for the improvement of the extraction and quality of virgin olive oils for the production of an Extra Virgin Olive Oil of superior quality).

The equipment to be tested (EPULSUS® by EPS) has an output power of 5kW x2. This output power corresponds to a capacity around 8 ton/h of olives (kneading line not exceeding 200 ton/day).

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

The test must be carried out in an industrial oil mill located in Portugal, which has the capacity to grind 8 tons / 24 hours in each of its lines and which has more than one 1st extraction line to be able to carry out a comparative test with the same olives.

For more information on the Phenoils project, in which 3 new extraction

techniques are being studied for improving the natural antioxidant content of
extra virgin olive oils, you can consult the website.

https://www.eitfood.eu/entrepreneurship/projects/PHENOILS/.

SCOPE OF WORK

The tasks of the facilitator include:

· To can make the trials for 2 days under stable
conditions

· To analize in continuous the yield extraction results in soxhlet and NIR

· To let technicians of EPS to be present in the
trials

· With respect to the chemical characterization, small quantities of the produced virgin olive oil obtained with the different trials should be provided to EPS to make all the quality analyses.

SELECION CRITERIA

- Olive oi producer

- Location Portuguese

- Producer of arbequina EVOO

- Capacity of 8 tn/day

- More than 2 lines of molturation

- R&D team to give support to the trials

- Laboratory to analize in continuous the yield
extraction results in soxhlet and NIR.

TIMELINE

The trial must be carry out from October 1,
2021 to November 15, 2021. The company EPS would be responsible for the completion of all tests during the entire time of the same, which is estimated to be 2 days, with the
sampling of the EVOOs and production control of both processes. On the part of
the industrial mill, only the arrangement of the installations and the olive to
be processed will be required, being the EPS company the responsible for the
installation and uninstallation of the Pulse Electric fields equipment to be
tested.

BUDGET

The industrial test, which will be entirely free, should be carried out by November 2021, during the development of the new oil campaign 2021-2022 and will count at all times with the technical support of the heads of the company EPS (EnergyPulse Systems), a company responsible for the development of technology.

SELECION PROCESS

The open call will be published from July 15, 2021 until September 15,
2021, after which the collaborating oil mill will be selected.

For more information on the Phenoils project, in which 3 new extraction
techniques are being studied for improving the natural antioxidant content of
extra virgin olive oils, you can consult the website https://www.eitfood.eu/entrepreneurship/projects/PHENOILS/.

For the accession of your mill to
the realization of this industrial test, we appreciate you contacting the
project consortium through one of these people:

Duarte Rego: duarte.rego@energypulsesystems.com

Marcos Pereira: marcos.pereira@energypulsesystems.com

Herminia Millán:
hmillan@ofadeconsulting.com

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