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Purifine® 3G: converting lost oils into profit

As an oilseed processor you are faced with the continued challenge of improving output whilst reducing costs. Our Purifine 3G enzymes can make a big difference to your oilseed extraction process, crushing the seeds more effectively, hiking your yields and increasing the value of your meal, all leading to a boost in your profit margins. These enzymes work as catalysts to break phospholipids into water-soluble and oil-soluble fragments breaking the emulsion formation and making degumming easier. 
Purfine 3G: A unique phospholipase degumming enzyme


Benefits of Purifine 3G

Higher oil yields thus more profit

Proven for processing seed oils such as soy, Purifine 3G increases the oil yield by up to 2.5% compared to traditional methods such as water degumming and caustic refining. The value of this yield increase is as much as $5 million per year of recovered oil in a typical 1000 MT p/day oil processing plant. The recovered oil is also of a higher value as low-value lecithin production is exchanged for more oil. As a powerful blend of three enzymes, Purifine 3G is superior to other enzymatic solutions, making it the smart choice when you need an enzyme technology to advance your oil production.  

Read this case study to learn how our customer, Molinos, achieved an impressive 50% performance improvement in oil yield and even more with Purifine 3G. 

See what our customers are saying who started using our Purfine 3G solution instead of water degumming or caustic refining.

Higher meal value, reduced protein dilution

In addition to enhanced oil yield, this special phospholipase composition decreases the dilution of that all-important nutrient in the meal: protein. Using Purfine 3G increases protein concentration in your meal by 0.3% as a consequence of reducing low value fatty matter in the meal by 0.6%. This further improves your bottom line or strengthens revenues generated with your meal. 

Easy to integrate, consistent results 

Enzymatic degumming using Purifine 3G can be easily integrated into most existing plant designs; all that is needed is a high shear mixer and a reaction tank. Once everything is in place, the enzyme process can be optimized by controlling just three factors: oil temperature, water dose, and enzyme dose – ensuring a robust and uniform process regardless of the season, plant throughput or crop quality. Purifine 3G is ideal for processing high phosphorus oils, it meets or exceeds the standard quality specifications.

First-time right performance

Our world-wide technical team has unique and valuable field support capabilities and all the know-how you need for first time right implementations. We have partnership agreements with the leading oilseed equipment companies Alfa Laval and Desmet Ballestra so you can be assured of operating at the forefront of technology. 

In partnership with you

Our application scientists validate and monitor process improvements and analyse oils produced from the start of the project. They work in collaboration with you and can help with staff training, and calibration of lab equipment, along with any technical support you need throughout the partnership lifecycle. 

Resource efficiency

Purifine 3G maximizes raw material usage reducing the pressure on our environment and utilizing our planet’s scarce resources more effectively. See this infographic showing the benefits of using the Purifine technology for people, planet and profit.

How Purifine 3G works

Purifine 3G enzymes uncouple the oil and water-soluble parts of phospholipids, increasing oil yield by capture of diglycerides in the oil phase. With that, Purifine 3G dramatically reduces the gum volume and reduces their ability to form an emulsion. Less emulsion formation means less oil yield loss due to entrained oil, while a lower gum content means cleaner separation of oil from the heavy phases, further reducing yield loss.

View the Purifine product brochure to learn more about DSM’s unique phospholipase degumming enzyme.