OLVEA continues to develop while strengthening its commitment to sustainable development. After developing eco-designed production sites and sustainable supply chains in Africa, OLVEA is taking a new step forward with its eco-refinery, OLVEA Green Technologies
OLVEA Green Technologies
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A new direction for OLVEA
In order to be more reactive and flexible in response to the ever-changing needs of the market, OLVEA has chosen to develop its own eco-refining plant directly on its site in Normandy.
Thanks to its supply chains in Africa (of Argan and Shea in particular) and to its own green refinery, OLVEA is now able to offer its customers biosourced and eco-refined vegetable oils with a complete traceability. These oils, prized by cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food laboratories, are used in the composition of many finished products.
A new industrial dimension
Equipped with two refining lines with a daily capacity of 100 tonnes, OLVEA Green Technologies is one of the first green and eco-designed refineries in Europe. The equipment and the process of this plant make it possible to purify the oils while guaranteeing the absence of cross-contamination. The tank farm and the eco-refinery meet the Food Defense requirements.
OLVEA Green Technologies represents:
+ 40 people on site
10.000 tons of storage
30.000 tons of annual refining capacity
This refinery will allow OLVEA to be more reactive and flexible but also to anchor its commitment to sustainable development, reducing its logistics flow and its carbon footprint.
The integration of the refining step in its production process allows OLVEA a total control of its production, but also a reduction of its carbon footprint.
OLVEA’s eco-refined vegetable oils have an optimal quality and a reduced ecological footprint: the entire building and the refining process were designed to have the lowest environmental impact.
The building of an old factory has been completely rehabilitated; the demolition materials were recycled and revalorized. OLVEA Green Technologies has now 9,000m² of building, and 1,300m² of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, which covers 50% of the needs of a refining line. The rest of the energy supply of the plant is purchased from green sources of gas and electricity. OLVEA has also launched scientific partnerships with local universities, and has created a research and development laboratory.
of photovoltaic panels
liters of water per year
The green plant is equipped with numerous heat exchangers to recover and interchange heat energy at different stages of the process. OLVEA has also installed 3 rainwater storage tanks, with a storage capacity of 1 million liters, to recover up to 12 million liters per year.
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OLVEA offers more than 70 oils and specialty ingredients