Production of refined edible oil and bulk sales.
Oilseed trituration and crude oil manufacturing.
Production of vine by-products.
Provence Oil refines 60,000 Tons of crude oil a year. This oil is mainly from the local French market but can be also imported by sea route.
Provence Oil refines most kinds of edible oil and in particular the grape seed, sunflower oil with high oléique acid content and some non GMO corn oil.
The company achieves ¾ of its turnover in export (Europe / Asia / USA)..
The group has thanks to its subsidiary Grand Huiles Médiaco access to specialized grape seed oil titration. This oil is then refined by Provence Oil.
The grape seed comes from the extracted seed from alcohol distilleries after extraction of the alcohol. Around 70,000 Tons of pips are ground every year. These seed are originated in France.
The oil meal is used as fuel. The factory also grinds sunflower seeds coming from south of France with strong oléique content in partnership with the seed suppliers.
After grinding the pip and extracting the oil, the oil meal is recovered get back the which appears in the form of a spray with an excellent fuel properties (PCI = 4,000 Kcal / T).
This biomass capturing CO2 from the air returns it during combustion.
56,000 T of oil meal allow a saving of 23,000 T of fuel oil thus avoiding air discharge of 73,000 T / year of CO2 of fossil origin.
The factory is situated at PALMIRA near Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes at the heart of the Argentine wine-producing region.
Website : www.derivados-vinicos.com
This factory is a full process allowing the recovery of the various by-products of the vines. It is the largest factory of its kind outside of Europe. Palmira handles 150,000 tons of grape meal and 40,000 tons of wine dregs a year.
Derivados vinicos S.A is the 1st producer of tartaric acid of America possessing the biggest Grape seeds titration on this continent. The factory also produces alcohol from the grape meal.