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Call for Portuguese Oil Mills for an Industrial Trial within the project PHENOILS

Location: Portugal 


This programme incorporates new physical technologies in the extraction of the virgin olive oil process in order to produce oils with a higher amount of minor components with higher preventive effects such as polyphenols and tocopherols. Read more about the project here.

About the Call

EPS consortium (EnergyPulse Systems) is looking for a Portuguese collaborative mill for a small-scale industrial test on the new technology developed by them based on Pulse Electric 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 industrial test, which will be entirely free, should be carried out by December 31, 2020, during the development of the new oil campaign 2020-2021 and will count at all times by the technical support of the heads of the company EPS (EnergyPulse Systems), a company responsible for the development of technology.

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 AOVEs 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 responsible for the installation and uninstallation of the Pulse Electric fields equipment to be tested.

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

If the mill is interested, it could then continue to participate in larger-scale testing with the technical assistance of the EPS team during the 2021-2022 campaign.

Requirement: Portuguese Oil Mill

Capacity of the industrial line: up to 4 ton/h

Number of trials: 2 trials

Variety: arbequina

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


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