Corn Oil Processing Business

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Among our list of profitable business ideas corn oil is at the top. The reason is because for a business to be succeed you need availability of raw material, deep market penetration and a popular product. Corn oil processing also provides lots of byproducts with huge industrial applications.
The oil processing business is applicable both small and large scale. To succeed a small scale company needs an ideal location and high technology.
The factory should have easy accessibility and good road network. To launch your enterprise first write a business plan and carry out a feasibility study.
Other requirement for your seed processing plant is quality grain and good processing machinery. For best results purchase a complete oil extraction plant. There are different types of machinery available for purchase with different capacity and technicalities.
Corn Oil Processing and Refining
The raw material used in processing corn oil is corn germ. A complete processing plant should be capable of producing germ meal, soapstock and cooking oil. 
Other byproducts are hydrogenated oil, Ni catalyst and bleaching earth. Hydrogenated oil is the base stock in the production of margarine while feedstock is a component in biodiesel.
Other byproducts are used to produce insecticides, paint, textile and soap.
Corn Oil Processing for Hydrogenated Oil Flow Chart
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Corn Processing for Cooking Oil
The production process starts with the corn germ then flaking to conditioning, pressing and extraction. After the extraction process it goes to evaporation to get crude corn oil then filtration, alkali refining and centrifuging.
The process continues with vacuum drying, bleaching, filtrating, deodorization and polish filtering to get cooking grade oil.
Corm Processing for Cooking Oil Flow Chart
Corn germ - Flaking- Conditioning – Pressing –Extracting – Evaporating – Filtering – Alkali Refining –Centrifuging – Washing – Centrifuging - Vacuum drying – Bleaching – Filtering – Winterizing – Filtering –Deodorizing –Polishing - Cooking oils.
A List of Byproducts from Corn Oil Processing
Hydrogenated oil
Spent bleach earth
Deodorizer Distillate
Bleached Earth
Germ meal
Spent Bleached Earth
Small Scale Corn Oil Extraction Plant
There are different verities of corn oil extraction plants available in the market. They have the fully automated machinery, manual and semi automated machinery.
They come in branded equipment including fabricated machinery based on output and capacity. The extraction equipment you choose should have a good out put, mechanically driven and high efficiency. 
An ideal machine should accommodate easy installation, small space and few operators. The reduced labor would impact positively on the plants overall profit margin.
The versatility of the plant is essential and should have the capacity of processing different seeds.  A good oil processing machine can process cotton seed, corn seed, palm kernels, rapeseed, peanuts and sunflower seed.
Machinery you might need is oil production line, vegetable oil refinery, solvent extraction equipment, oil expeller, oil seed pretreatment plant. Study the performance index as related to other seeds such as rapeseed, groundnuts, beans, cotton seed and sesame seed.
The performance index covers capacity per kg per hour, output ratio and percentage of cake residues.
Products Derived from Corn Oil Processing
There are many benefits to starting a corn oil processing plant. Apart from the cooking grade oil the byproducts have many industrial and manufacturing applications. 
Industrial uses include soap making, textiles, rust proofing and paint manufacturing. Others are salve, making of ink, insecticides, pharmaceuticals applications and nitroglycerine.
A List of Products
Cooking grade oil
Rust proofing
Paint making
Soap making
Locating the Corn Mill
Locate the processing plant close to source of raw materials. This will drastically reduce transportation costs and increase profit.
Study the state zoning formula on establishment of such processing plants. The factory needs to have good utilities, easy accessibility and ample storage and parking space.
Funding the Processing Plant
Even a small scale processing plant is moderately expensive. You need funds for high quality machinery and equipment's.
Other things that require funding are working and fixed capital expense. Apply for bank loans or source loans through cooperative societies.
Many countries encourage manufacturing and offer subventions and waivers. You could seek out a core investor or sell startup equity to raise funds. 
Marketing the Corn Oil
Corn oil is a popular product and requires little marketing. Your marketing strategy depends on your niche group, target and demography. Apply branding, good appealing packaging and a memorable name.
Use electronic and traditional print media to attract patronage. Make sure your product is high quality, attractive and reasonably priced.


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