The extracts obtained from processing of mustard and soy seeds are formed into de-oiled cakes. Rich in proteins and micronutrients, these cakes have tremendous re-use value as animal feed. Primarily used as cattle feed and farm input supplement, de-oiled cakes have a great demand across the world. K S Oils exports most of its de-oiled cakes and it supplements the main business.
De-oiled Mustard Cake
The de-oiled mustard cake obtained from the extraction of mustard oil contains 1-2% of oil. This is used as a major ingredient of cattle feed in the country.
De-oiled Soy Meal
The husk that remains after the extraction of Soybean flakes contains 50% soy protein and is used in the preparation of soy meal. This soy meal, rich is protein is a natural energizer for livestock, poultry and aqua-beings.
Apart from generating the above by-products from the oil-extraction process, K S Oils also helps in producing bricks. The coal-ash remnants from the plant's boilers are transported to the local brick kilns to be made into bricks for construction industry, giving a fillip to the local cottage industry of brick kilns.
To create optimum efficiency in the production process and reduce use of natural resources, the waste water from cleaning of the seeds is also treated. This water is left with some content of oil in it. Using suitable separation processes, these compounds are recovered and transformed into products for use in agriculture and the environmental friendly biotechnology industry.
Additionally K S Oils have their own water treatment plant, which maintains a balance in the eco-system. The treated water is recycled extensively and used for farming and gardening in and around the factory.