ABOUT POMACE (PIRINA)


The word "PIRINA" (pomace) originally comes from Greek.

 

This is the pulp of olives, which contains a small amount of oil after initial processing and pressing; it is used as fertilizer or animal feed.

 

Pirina is the waste of olive oil production plants and an important type of biomass found in the Mediterranean countries. Since Pirina is a waste, it can create problems for the environment if there isn't any suitable usage as other wastes. The efficient and suitable use of pomace in the energy production provides 2 solutions against the environmental problems: producing pure energy and reuse of olive oil mills' wastes. Pomace can be obtained in large quantities at a low price. Modern technologies make it possible to produce vegetable oils suitable for frying, as well as alternative types of bio fuels that do not contain sulfur. Thus, the use of pomace is completely waste-free production.

 

Pomace, which there is no oil left, is a dry mass. This mass may be used as a fuel in the factory's furnace or sold before or after pressed as pellet which is a cylindrical shaped bio fuel. 2 kilograms of pomace is equivalent to 1 kilogram of traditional fuel.

In addition, the ash left after burning the pomace can be used as fertilizers because it contains a large amount of potassium oxide.

 

The pomace oil. Olive pomace is a solid byproduct that remains after the mechanical transformation of olives into oil. On average, 10-27 kg of olive oil and 35-45 kg of pomace are produced from 100 kg of olives. On average, 6-7.5 kg of pomace oil and 60-70 kg of olive cake are obtained from 100 kg of pomace. The resulting olive pomace oil is mainly used for cooking (frying), cosmetology and soap making.

 

Lampant. This category of oil is only used for lighting in oil lamps, lanterns, and candles. It is oil with an acidity of more than 3.3%, not suitable for use in food or cosmetology.

 

Why Pomace?

This product is an environmentally friendly fuel due to its low sulfur content. The use of pomace will grow more and more in parallel with the rapid growth of energy prices and growing environmental problems.


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