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Olextra – Villanueva de Algaidas (Malaga)
Industrial complex dedicated to efficiently treating by-products in the olive oil industry and generating electricity through cogeneration.
The main purpose of Olextra is to efficiently generate electricity and treat by-product from the olive oil industry (wet pomace), making use of the gas turbine's exhaust gases. These exhaust gases can also be redirected to a recovery boiler, creating in this last, superheated steam what feeds a 3.8 steam turbine MW, generating electricity again.
Cogeneration transfers the combustion gases (thermal energy) from the gas turbine to the drying facilities, evaporating the water in the wet olive pomace in order to produce dry fatty pomace, which is processed in our industrial partner's hexane chemical extraction plant to obtain pomace oil.
plant Olextra, forms part of the high-efficiency cogeneration group thanks to its use of thermal energy as useful heat to dry the wet pomace, which goes from an initial humidity of 70 % to a humidity of 9 % in the fatty dry pomace.