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Making Coconut Oil

02. Making Coconut Oil

Biofuel mills process coconuts into dried coconut meat, called copra, and then crush the copra to make coconut oil and copra meal for use as animal feed.

Copra contains 70% coconut oil, which is the nicest vegetable oil for production of biodiesel, HVO fuel, and for straight vegetable oil – SVO biofuel. Domestic production of biofuels allow for import substitution, offsetting spending valuable international currency earnings and allowing for substitution of costly imported petroleum. Here, the mill site on Lakeba has dried copra ready to process.