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JBT will be holding a one-day seminar for citrus processors in Argentina this month, which will focus on major innovations for lemon, orange and grapefruit juice producers that can help improve yields and benefit from the lucrative essential oil market.

To be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, on November 22, the event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.

Effective extraction
According to JBT sales and marketing regional manager, Januário Soligon, the seminar will draw particular attention to the successes achieved by JBT’s oil and juice extraction technologies, which have proven to be very effective in extracting essential oils and d-limonene.

“We have now introduced version III of the MORE, a system which extracts essential oils from lemons and other citrus varieties, and will be showing the customers the benefits and gains of yield,” explains Soligon.

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“We are in the process of developing a smaller version of the READYGo d-LIMONENE system for small-to-medium processors who have three-six extractors, which enable processors to recover valuable d-limonene from citrus peel.”

Used for a wide range of applications from cleaning liquids to cosmetics, extracting d-limonene can provide an additional, lucrative income stream for citrus processors that would otherwise go to waste.

Fresh innovations
Special focus will also be placed during the meeting on some of the new technologies and innovations that JBT is making available to processors in South America, including how IceGen’s slurry ice system can be used to preserve juice quickly and safely.

Details will also be given about how innovative pasteurization technology from JBT Stork Food & Dairy Systems – which was previously almost exclusively used in the dairy sector – is being applied in the juice industry. The system, the Sterideal® Coil Heat Exchanger, offers major benefits for processors, including the fact that it consumes only 26% of the steam compared to traditional linear tubing systems.

The Tucumán seminar will also introduce Aurratech’s (a JBT alliance partner) Fog-In-Place technology – a sanitizing system that guarantees 100% surface contact and airborne disinfection using a fraction of the water consumed by traditional sanitizing processes. As well as this, the event will highlight research and development work being carried out by JBT in Brazil to improve fruit yields.

The JBT Citrus Juice Technology Seminar will be held on November 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.

For more information about the seminar, please contact: 

Martín Castro – JBT Argentina
[email protected]

Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil
[email protected]