Soybean processing and biodiesel manufacturing company in Central Illinois with roots in the industry going back over 50 years

(815) 265-4803

540 US Highway 24, Gilman IL 60938

[Production Process page sample - this information is NOT actually for/from an Incrobrasa product and real content will need to be created if this level of information or similar is needed ]

SOY PROCESSING

Soybeans will go through a three-stage process where soybean meal, soy protein concentrate (SPC), soy oil, soy lecithin and soy molasses will be extracted. Before these process steps, soy hulls are separated from the bean.

Pre-treatment

In the pre-treatment, foreign matter is sieved out, and the beans are heated and dried. This heat treatment helps remove the hulls from the surface of the beans.

Preparation

The beans are cut in six pieces between corrugated steel rolls, after which the hulls disintegrate from the crushed beans. The lighter hulls are separated by gravity using air flow and will be blown to a silo.

The cut beans are squeezed in between the rolls of the flaking mill, which presses them to flakes. The mill’s aim is to make large, thin flakes in order to reduce the extraction time.

Multi-stage extraction

Incobrasa has two separate extraction processes. In the first phase, oil is extracted from the soy flakes with hexane solvent to produce the soybean meal. In the second phase, soybean meal serves as raw material to produce soy protein concentrate (SPC) by using ethanol solvent to extract saccharose, oligosaccharides and anti-nutritional factors from the meal.