Free from Solvent Extraction (FFSE)
Nowadays, the most used method to recover oil from oleaginous seeds, consists of an extraction using different types of chemical solvents. However, to ensure human and animal welfare and the use of natural substances, it’s essential to perform more and more “green” processes. In order to satisfy these particular requests, scientists and engineers focused their attention on “free from solvent” approach as cold pressure, ultrasound/microwave and CO2 supercritical extraction methods. Therefore, it’s very important to identify alternative extractions depending on the raw material and on the final intended use of the product. The goal of a “green” extraction meets different wide markets and represents a potential adding value along the supply chain.