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Daabon Inaugurates New Fractionation Plant for RBD Palm Oil


The Daabon Group, always looking for new technologies and ways to increase capacity to meet the needs of our clients, has installed a new dry fractionation plant for RBD (Refined, Bleached and Deodorized) palm oil. The plant was designed for versatility; it has the capacity to produce through the standard batch process, as well through continuous process, improving efficiency in our use of resources such as steam, energy, and water.

The capacity of the plant is 600 Metric Tons per day of refined palm oil, increasing the previous capacity that has been in place since 2008. This allows the Daabon Group to be more competitive in the global market.

The project was completed at the end of 2018, during which time the plant’s finished products (palm olein and palm stearin) met quality requirements.

This plant was designed by the renowned Desmet Ballestra Group.

Daabon’s organic vegetable oil refinery and organic lecithin production facility in Australia

Daabon Organic Australia will have the first state of the art organic vegetable oil refinery in Australia, with the capability of processing single oils and special blends. This new processing facility, built using cutting-edge technology and following the highest standards in the industry, will deliver the freshest organic oils in the market.

The physical refining of the oils has been designed to comply with the highest local, European and other international standards, and includes degumming, bleaching and deodorising processes. Refining oils at low temperature and low conditions of pressure, reduce significantly the formation of undesired contaminants in the oil. Furthermore, the restriction of hazardous chemicals has been implemented while maintaining a high-efficient performance and low yields of residues. Additionally, the quality of the oils is ensured with the constant monitoring of in-house laboratory, that allows multiple tests and development of new techniques to keep up with international regulations.

The laboratory has been structured to analyse chemical food contaminants that impact directly in the quality of the oils and have been proved to be hazardous for human consumption. The analysis monitored include: 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3MCPD), glycidyl fatty acid esters (GE) mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOSH-MOAH), and other regulatory analysis such as Free Fatty Acids (FFA), Peroxide Values (PV), among others. These strict controls will allow Daabon Organic Australia to deliver the freshest organic oils to the market and will ensure a longer shelf life that will improve customer’s supply chain.

The refinery will be certified under internationally recognised standards such as HACCP and SQF for Food Safety and Quality. Also, under ACO, NOP, EU, and GB to cover organic certification for the most relevant global markets, and other certifications of great interest such as NON-GMO Project, Kosher and Halal. The plant will also count with RSPO certification to ensure the Group’s commitment to sustainable palm production and handling.

A tank farm dedicated to store different oils, combined with the capability of refining single oils and producing special blends, will be crucial for ensuring commercial success for customers. This becomes even more relevant in a highly competitive and constantly growing industry, where product development and shorter lead times play an important role in successful business strategies.

This innovative and visionary project will allow Daabon Organic Australia to continue being a leader of comprehensive integration solutions in the organic industry. It will also reaffirm its commitment to continuous improvement, quality, sustainability and win-win business relationships with its customers.