Palm kernel oil extraction machine
Palm kernel extraction is a specialised operation undertaken by a completely different set of processors. They are usually better organized as a group and are not as dispersed as palm oil processors. The kernel processors have to go around the palm oil processors during the peak season, when prices are lowest, to purchase the nuts for drying. The nut processing and oil extraction is undertaken in the dry season when the pressure to obtain raw materials has subsided.
Palm kernel oil process
Today, there are stations in villages that will accept well-dried kernels for direct extraction of the oil in mechanised, motorised expellers.
Palm oil expeller