Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil of the highest quality is in production with a current capacity of 20 liters per day. The self sustaining enterprise provides valuable employment and work experience for the locals.  Potentially VCO is more than a self sustaining business, it is hoped the new RAWD dryer will double production and provide a model production facility for other remote villages. ALSO Island is prepared build and sell a complete set of equipment for producing Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)  VCO has many medicinal benefits and there is a growing market world wide.  ALSO Island has concentrated on making the very highest quality VCO and developing equipment and process appropriate for use in any remote setting.  Please contact us for information and availability of our equipment.

VCO Story

We first became interested in Coconut Oil as a bio-fuel.  Not knowing much about it I investigated making copra oil and we tried to acquire funding for a small copra mill and bio-fuel plant.  We were unsuccessful in acquiring funding but, in the process discovered Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO).  After learning the health benefits of VC O we decided to try our hand at producing VCO and the equipment was something we could afford.  Recent research shows Virgin Coconut Oil to be the best cooking oil, has great medicinal benefits taken as a food supplement and is popular as a skin and hair treatment.  It is also used as a supplement in producing other foods such as ice cream and in cosmetic products.  It is produced by an entirely different process than coconut oil made from copra.  The process is too expensive to use the oil as fuel.  Further, the oil is really catching on and it will bring a much better price than fuel oil.

It was not easy to find good equipment for VCO processing.  In the end I either built my own equipment or modified other equipment and developed my own.  We have had our oil tested and the results were very good.  It is a product and process that fits well with small operations.  It is fairly labor intensive and can be done in the village setting with a relatively small investment.  ALSO Island has developed  a complete compliment of equipment and a process that works, as proven by the test results of the oil.  We are working with villages, private parties and government to sell and install VCO equipment anywhere there is coconut trees and a desire to produce VCO.  Our new “RWAD” dryer will help ensure VCO of the highest quality as well as simplify and speed the drying process. See photos of equipment.             -  01/01/13 -




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