Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem was selected for the UK’s first-full scale Rapeseed Oil plant for 30 years, supplying seven Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters (VERSIS-VPLF) for Multiple Refining stages in the Production Process. The Yelo plant operation is unique, it is designed to generate its own heat and power from low-grade biomass wood.
Yelo will only use UK farm assured rapeseed from the central and eastern counties and once cleaned seed is delivered to site, the Refining process via Filtration Group Pressure Leaf Filter units will deliver animal feed (primary feed delivered via the PLF units)
The locally farmed rapeseed is stored, cleaned, heated and crushed at the site which creates two unrefined products – untreated oil seed cake for animal feed and a coarse oil which is the primary product.
Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) VERSIS Automatic Vertical Pressure leaf Filters were selected by a contractor who Filtration Group has worked with internationally for many years delivering competitive solutions to Edible Oil producers.
The Operations Manager at the Yelo site commented that he has used these products in various European locations, working successfully to produce quality Edible oils with minimal downtime.
May 2019 the Yelo plant is in its final stages of Commissioning and will be ready for the 2019 Harvest.
Primary filtration steps