Dig Into the Details
$100M+ is generated annually by corn oil extraction customers.
Over 60 producers run Valicor Corn Oil Separation Systems (COSS units).
Experienced technicians maintain solutions and ensure plant integration.
Always learning to improve processes, yield and value of coproducts.
Solution: Separation technology experts engineered a solution using two purification modules to enhance the performance of the customer’s existing purification system.
Result: Re-engineered metalworking fluid purification system saved $400k annually, reduced waste and tooling issues.
Valicor system upgrades increase the efficiency of your Corn Oil Separation System (COSS®) and keeps it operating at peak efficiency longer for better yields and less downtime.
Reduced Wash Time
The upgraded wash design completes cleaning cycles in 1/3 less time than traditional washes. This means less time out of production and 30% less wash water recycled to your plant.
All process systems have operating swings (upsets). Upgraded COSS Systems work to prevent upsets from impacting machine performance and to recover from normal upsets without going offline.
Increase DCO Production
Ethanol producers need to increase distillers corn oil (DCO) yields to maximize coproduct revenues. Corn Oil Separation System (COSS®) capacity upgrades can deliver 20% and higher yield increases.
Reduce or Eliminate Additive
Chemistry additive has enhanced DCO yield and has other benefits. But why add more than you need? Capacity upgrades allow you to run with dramatically reduced or no chemical addition.
Plants can increase capacity with existing tie-ins. Standard controls make systems immediately compatible with plant DCS. Proven system components mean minimized spares.
Return on Investment
With increased yield and reduced additive costs, paybacks as low as 6-9 months can be realized.
Clean Biodiesel Feedstock
Biodiesel producers require a purer distillers corn oil (DCO) for use as a feedstock. Reducing gums, waxes, moisture and color helps prepare more of your DCO to meet their specifications.
With additional process steps, your corn oil separation system can deliver a higher quality DCO to help differentiate your product and increase its viability and value as a feedstock.
In addition to returning the lower quality streams to the syrup, you may be able to increase your saleable biodiesel feedstock volume while maintaining your feed tags.
Increased DCO Yield
Enzymatic treatment in fermentation increases distiller’s corn oil (DCO) extraction rates by splitting the protein and fiber matrix where DCO is bound. Once broken down, the matrix releases bound oil to the thin stillage, where Valicor separation experts can optimize technologies to increase overall yields.
Increased Ethanol Yield
Splitting the fiber matrix increases ethanol yield by allowing trapped starch to become fermentable, increasing the bottom line.
Best Practices, Proven Results
Get the most value out of your existing corn oil extraction system by engaging in the Valicor Benchmarking and Technical Support Programs. With over 60 customers and over 10 years of corn oil extraction experience, Valicor has identified plant operational parameters that improve corn oil yield and extraction.
Regardless of extraction technology, process changes or feedstock, Valicor’s team of experts will optimize your processes for peak production and profitability.