Starting your own rice bran oil mill project today involves a few key steps:
1. Rice Bran Raw Material Preparation: Like other oil-bearing materials, before making oil from rice husk, these raw materials should have been fully prepared. Rice bran is first screened and then heated by steam at a temperature higher than 100 degrees Celsius to stop Lipase hydrolysis in rice bran prior to extraction.
2. Manufacturing Process of Rice Bran Oil Project: Generally speaking, rice bran oil can be extracted by chemical solvents, or pressed directly from rice bran. For small capacity rice bran oil projects, expelling pressing method is recommended, while large capacity projects should take the solvent making technique.
3. Rice Bran Oil Extraction: You can extract the crude rice bran oil either by mechanical method with oil presses or by chemical method with solvent.
4. The location of your rice bran oil mill. You will need to find a place that has a steady supply of rice bran, as well as access to water, electricity, and transportation. You will also need to comply with the local environmental and safety regulations.
5. The equipment and machinery of your rice bran oil mill. You will need to purchase or lease the equipment and machinery that can process the rice bran into oil. The main steps are cleaning, conditioning, dehulling, extraction, refining, and packaging. You will also need to maintain and repair the equipment and machinery regularly.
6. The capital and operating costs of your rice bran oil plant. You will need to estimate the initial investment and the ongoing expenses of your rice bran oil mill project. The costs will depend on the scale, quality, and efficiency of your production. You will also need to secure financing from banks, investors, or government agencies.
7. The market and competition of your rice bran oil factory. You will need to research the demand and supply of rice bran oil in your target market. You will also need to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors, and develop a marketing strategy that can differentiate your product and attract customers.
Remember, the quality of the rice bran will affect the oil yield and, ultimately, the profitability of your project. If you need more detailed information or a business plan for this project, you can consult Huatai Oil Machienry.