Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Extraction Plant

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Extraction Plant

GOYUM helps its customers establish an efficient Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Extraction Plant to start their business. All our Oil Mill Machinery & Equipment are well known for their quality, long-lasting and durable.

Virgin Coconut Oil Extraction Plant

We undertake turnkey project solutions for the complete VCO Extraction Plant and also guide you step-by-step to make your oil extraction business a success.

The major Coconut producing countries are Indonesia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Malaysia, Nigeria, American Samoa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Tanzania and so on.

If you are interested in setting up your own oil extraction plant or you need any more details, just contact us and tell us your requirements.

Machinery & Equipment required to setup a Virgin Coconut Oil Mill Plant

The requirement of VCO Mill Machinery and equipment usually depends on the different aspects such as processing raw materials, required pressing capacity, production cost budget and other detailed information. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get a customized business plan and project cost list.

Here we have listed some of the basic machinery required to Start a Virgin Coconut Oil Mill Plant:

  • Coconut De-Husking Machine
  • Coconut De-Shelling Machine
  • Coconut Cutter
  • Hot Air Drier & Cooler
  • Cold Press VCO expeller
  • Steam Boiler
  • Bucket Elevator
  • Screw Conveyor
  • Filter Press
  • Oil storage tanks
  • Volumetric filling machine
  • Control Panel

VCO Oil Extraction Plant Process

For VCO extraction, the fresh whole coconuts undergo the following steps: Coconut De-Husking, De-Watering, De-Shelling, Coconut Meat Disintegrating, Hot Air Drying, Cold Pressing, Oil Filtration & Storage.

virgin coconut oil extraction plant process flowchart

Coconut Dehusking, Dewatering, Deshelling

The Whole coconuts undergo a sequence of machines in order to remove the outer cover (husk), Fiber & Shell.

During this process, Raw Coconut water is also recovered.

The Coconut Meat ball has a brown skin (Testa), which is removed to obtain white meat ball.

Coconut Meat Washing, Stabilizing & Disintegrating

The Coconut Meat ball is pre-cut in coconut Pre-cutter followed by Blanching.

Steam blanching is done to down the microbial level of the product to a minimal value.

The washed & blanched coconut meat is then sent to DC Cutter to disintegrate the meat into fine particles. At this stage, the meat is now ready for drying.

DC Drying & Cooling

The disintegrated coconut meat is sent to Drier to convert it to Desiccated coconut (DC).

The drier consists of perforated SS trays which allows the Hot air to pass through and dry the pulverised coconut meat.

The retention time is controlled using a Variable speed drive for maintaining output moisture less than 3% and also retaining the natural white colour of Desiccated coconut powder (DC)

The dry DC is cooled by axial fans & ambient air before storage.

VCO Extraction

The DC powder can now be used for VCO extraction.

We have a specially designed cold press for VCO extraction.

It is a Single Chamber Expeller having All steel fabricated body with Geared Motor, Stainless Steel Cast Chambers, Stainless Steel Worms, cage bars, Main Shaft having Water Cooling Arrangement, Stainless Steel Oil Collection Tank and all necessary accessories.

After a Single stage pressing, about 55 % VCO is recovered, a residual oil of 18-20% is left in the meal.

The VCO is subjected to the clarification & Filtration section, while the meal can be sold as Low fat Coconut flour.

virgin coconut oil processing machine


The expelled VCO contains a certain amount of foots and fines that need to be removed. Vibro-separator can be optionally used to preclean the oil prior to final filtration in Filter press.

We Offer Plate type / Plate & Frame Type Filter Presses. The plates are made from Stainless Steel or Polypropylene material. We can also provide Hydraulic Pull back systems for ease of operation & maintenance.

Working Video of Virgin Coconut Oil Mill Machinery

Virgin Coconut Oil Extraction Plant Setup Cost

The cost of a Virgin Coconut Oil Mill Plant depends on different factors such as Plant Capacity, Selection of equipments, automation process, etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can provide you the best solution for your requirement.

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