Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 73, Issue 12, pp 1635–1640

The processing of new oilseed crops—An economic evaluation

  • F. Petrus Cuperus
  • Gerard Boswinkel
  • Johannes T. P. Derksen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02517964

Cite this article as:
Cuperus, F.P., Boswinkel, G. & Derksen, J.T.P. J Am Oil Chem Soc (1996) 73: 1635. doi:10.1007/BF02517964

Abstract

The economics of pilot- to large-scale processing of the new oilssed cropsCrambe abyssinica, Euphorbia lagascae, andDimorphotheca pluvialis into oil, fatty acids, or esters were estimated. It was found that the processing costs forCrambe seed to oil is in the same range as that for rapeseed (≈0.5 U.S. $/kg). Production of fatty acid esters from vernolic and dimorphecolic acids requires some special downstream processing operations that result in processing costs of about 1 U.S. $/kg ester. Good-qualityDimorphotheca oil is much more difficult to obtain and requires supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. Processing costs can be as high as 4 U.S. $/kg oil.

Key Words

Crambe Dimorphotheca economics Euphorbia new crops processing of new oilseed crops super critical extraction vernolic 

Copyright information

© AOCS Press 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Petrus Cuperus
    • 1
  • Gerard Boswinkel
    • 1
  • Johannes T. P. Derksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLOWageningenThe Netherlands

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