The production process is developed according to the following outline:
There is also a weighbridge on the outside.
Technology involved: The scales software links every quantity weighed at once with the olive grower’s land and with other internal administrative control processes, i.e. the product traceability process. Further analyses take place in the control laboratory at the foot of the scales.
Environmental criterion: A criterion of proximity between olive production and its treatment is one of the most important advantages, as it means a substantial reduction of transport, a significant fuel economy, fewer emissions to the atmosphere, and a better fruit processing because olives are milled on the same day they are received and are not kept in granaries.
Technology involved: Olives are placed in a bubbling water stream that makes dirt and stones sink to the bottom of the washing barrel, from where they will be automatically taken away.
Environmental criterion: In this washing process there is an internal water recirculation system, so that water can be used again in further pre-washing processes. Automatic dirt and stones decantation enables a correct washing water management, so no waste is dumped at this stage. When its cleaning capacity is over, water is decanted to dilute the alperujo (olive pomace paste).
Technology involved: In this process we use an automatic grinding system with different speeds and different sieve sizes and hardness, for which reason the grinding process becomes more efficient, cleaner and of a higher quality.
Technology involved: The crushing process consists of an internal hot water circuit that heats the olive paste in order to efficiently extract high quality oil. A pump takes the resulting olive paste to the decanter. It also has a level probe that automatically starts or stops the grinding process. Water is added to the olive paste by a hydraulic system according to olive type or working conditions.
Technology involved: Two simultaneous processes take place in the horizontal centrifugation: pomace and vegetation water mixture comes out and so does the oil through the nozzle to a vibro-filter, where solid impurities in suspension are removed.
Environmental criterion: Once oil is separated, “alperujo” (pomace + vegetation water mixture) is stored in silos in the exterior courtyard. Olive stones are separated from the pulp so they can be used as biomass in the heating boiler combustion. What the boiler does not destroy is stored for an authorized company to pick it and reuse it in another industry, so no waste is dumped at this stage -it becomes a by-product of the main activity.
Technology involved: Packing consists of a filling, sealing and labelling computerized system that guarantees a fast and hygienic process.
Environmental criteria: Containers used for oil marketing (glass and PET) can be recycled after their use. They are also registered in ECOEMBES under reference number Q1965JRI, becoming part of an integrated packaging management system.