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Energy and Industrial Sector


The pure plant-based oils (OVP) from the pressing of soy, rapeseed and sunflower seeds are used as a bio-fuel by electricity operators who access the all-inclusive tariff for the production of energy from renewable sources.

The supply chain for the production of energy from OVP creates a synergy between the various economic sectors: farming, first seed processing industry, animal feed industry. Plant-based oil amounts to about 18% of soy-seed processing and, because of the difficulty had marketing it, in the last ten years it has been enhanced for the production of electricity from renewable sources, with the circular economy in mind

Use of OVP for energy purposes has proved a valid solution for decreasing the dependence on imported gas, hence a way of contributing to greater energy self-sufficiency with a view to the FER decree, besides being an opportunity for companies to reduce their CO2 quotas.


As a company for the first processing of raw agricultural materials, Cereal Docks takes part in the growth of agro-energy supply chains for the production of bio-fuels that do not compete with human and animal nutrition.

In the mix of crops that can be suitably placed in the biofuel sector you have soy oil, a structural sub-product of the soy seed transformation process into plant-based protein seeds for animal nutrition. That oil cannot be used for food purpose, but has strong potential as a raw material for biofuels.

Due to its characteristics, soy oil can make an important contribution to decarbonising the mobility sector. It can also be used pure after hydrogenation (HVO) in heavy vehicles – that are technically approved – and for which there are no mature alternatives available yet for their decarbonisation.


Lectins are an irreplaceable component of several production processes. In the tanning sector they assure leather a fine, soft consistency and prevent micro-organisms from forming on the surface.

In the paints industry, lectin fixes the final colour and stops granules forming or sedimentation; and is used in printed inks to facilitate the regulation of humidity, viscosity and the distribution of solvents. They are used as plastifiers to improve the laying properties of cold asphalt and tarmac, or as an emulsifier to help the incorporation of oils, with excellent application performance.