The BioStill 500 is ideal for the small to medium sized essential oil farmer who has up to 5 ha of essential oil crops. It is perfect for lavender, rosemary, thyme, rose geranium, spear mint etc. The BioStill 500 can distill up to 1 metric ton of plant matter a day. It is easy to operate and discharging the spent plant matter takes only a few minutes.
BioAfrica has used one such unit for over 15 years - in fact this unit has produced many hundreds of thousands of Rands of good essential oils for a very low investment. It can be mounted on a trailer or commissioned in a shed.
The BioMass Steam generator delivers about 40-60 kg steam per hour. It requires about 0.5-0.8 cubic meters of wood or biomass per 24 hour shift. It requires about 2 hours heating time before it reaches full steam and about 10-15 litres of water is pumped into the boiler every 15 to 20 minutes.
It is advised that the BioStill unit is operated for 24 hours a day for the maximum efficiency.
A complete BioStill 500 costs R85,000 to R120,000
500 litre retort with lid
Condenser and pump with water cooler
Optional BioMass Steam generator
Commissioning on site
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