Biotechnology Labs and Experimental Farms Use Roller Mills
Roller mills are used in food biotechnology labs and on experimental farms to assess seed nutrition values, extract oil from seeds, crush oil extraction byproducts, and to destroy experimental, genetically modified seed. Although biotechnology labs refer to the machine as a Custom Cracker or a Roller Flaker, rolling mills are essential research tools in the pursuit of innovation and technology to help farmers around the world be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our planet
Roller Mills with Stainless Steel Rollers
Stainless steel rollers and other roller mill components are often used in biotechnology labs. The stainless steel components ensure no contamination of the processed product. Stainless steel is easily cleaned and does not rust.
Solid steel rollers are used in commercial salt mills and commercial sugar mills. The uses of a roller mill are only limited by your imagination.
Genetically Modified Seed Research
Roller mills are also used in the development of new and improved seed varieties. The application and use of genetically modified food crops over the last decade benefits the environment, and contributes to the lives of third-world farm families and communities. In 2006, more than 10.3 million farmers across 22 countries grew more than 252 million acres of genetically modified soybean, corn, canola and cotton crops.
The only way to assess whether a newly developed seed is superior to the existing version of that seed is to break the seed down into its nutritional components and compare the new nutritional profile with the old profile. Running the seed through a crushing mill is the first step in that process. Much the same as allowing animals’ access to the optimum nutrition from feed grain by crushing, the lab needs to crack the seed hull to begin the process of analyzing the nutritional value of seeds.
The evaluation of new seed types has become an industry in and of itself. Confidential analytical services to bio-processing organizations and food production companies, helps to advance crop technology breakthroughs.
Oil Extraction with Roller Mills
Roller mills are used to extract oil from seeds. Some of the resulting products are:
- skin and hair care products formulated with kukui oil and unique botanical ingredients.
- Canola makes the highest quality bio-diesel, produced from off-grade and heated Canola.
- research and development of the diesel fuel conditioner and penetrating fluid.
- Gourmet cooking and salad oils from macadamia nut oil
- Powdered extract of pomegranate for use in nutraceuticals and functional foods
- New lubricant manufactured from Canadian grown vegetable oils
- A line of custom designed bio-additives for diesel fuel