There is approximately 65 million tonnes of oilseed rape / canola grown and processed in the world each year. Of this total production over 95% is processed (oil extracted) with excessive heat and the use of chemicals which denatures the resulting meal rendering it unfit for further processing. Consequently, canola meals have been used in the stock feed industry.
For these process reasons and the dominance of soybeans (550 million tonnes) rapeseed / canola appears to be somewhat off the PBP radar. Pure Oil NZ’s cold pressing process including our oil extraction capability (<11% residual oil in meal), places the business in a favourable position to further process the protein for higher value markets. See below for the major benefits of PBPs over traditional animal based proteins.