Snow Creek Farms Canola

Snow Creek Farms Canola

Canola as far as the eye can see in Statesville, NC

I took a trip to Snow Creek Farms today to check in on how some degumming equipment from Piedmont Biofuels was performing. Last I heard, the system got too gummed up from the “hull-on” sunflower they were processing. Today, however, the Snow Creek subsidiary Agrofuels was steadily degumming expellar pressed soybean oil that is hopefully heading to the fryer fuel market.

Gums extracted from oil entering the soybean meal stream

Gums extracted from oil entering the soybean meal stream

We made some tweaks to the hotwater dosing equipment, cleaned out the sediment columns, and fired up the rotor stator mixer/ disk stacked centrifuge combo, and the system was humming along from the getgo.

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