Greatly reduce malaxation time, increase yield and enhance quality with Elea PEF Advantage

Improve olive oil processing at lower temperatures, increase yield and gain more EVOO with Elea PEF Advantage systems.

Up to 10% yield increase

PEF lowers the temperature required for malaxation resulting in a significant increase in the amount EVOO gained. Malaxation time is also reduced, enabling greater processing capacity.

Improved extraction process

PEF increases the extraction of oil by opening pores in the olive cell membrane. It is a low-temperature process, reliable and instantaneous, and can be applied continuously 24 hours a day.

Enhanced oil quality

PEF maintains and can improve the quality of the olive oil. Our HPLC study has shown that the number of biophenols in the EVOO is increased by 9-18% due to the PEF treatment.

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) is a low-temperature process that improves extraction and accelerates malaxation time. PEF provides many benefits for olive oil, including improving early-season EVOO processing, increasing yield, and enhancing oil quality.

Find the right Elea PEF Advantage system for your olive oil production

We offer a range of different sized Elea PEF Advantage Pipe systems suitable for processing olives with varying line capacity. Elea systems put control in the hands of the operator and offer customisation of the process parameters. A compact design and small footprint enable easy integration into your production line.
We have installed more than 175 Elea PEF systems globally, working for some of the world’s leading food producers.
Every Elea PEF Advantage systems share the same 24/7 production capability and are built to operate under extreme conditions.

The Benefits of Elea PEF Advantage P systems for olive oil production

PEF gently opens the pores in the olives cell membrane, increasing extraction. After treatment, malaxation time and temperature are reduced, and yield increased.

Click on the drop-down menus below for a more in-depth explanation of the PEF benefits for olive oil.

PEF reduces malaxation time, increasing process capacity

Increase process capacity. Process more olives early season and win more EVOO.

Increased olive oil yield with PEF by up to 10%

Improved extraction with PEF treatment results in reduced oil losses in the pomace.

Increased EVOO yield cost-benefit example 

We can illustrate the cost-benefit of PEF with a simple calculation. PEF treatment can potentially increase the oil yield from 20 to 22.7%.

In an industrial oil mill operating at 160 t/day, PEF treatment could increase the EVOO daily production by 4.33 t (from 32 to 36.33 t). Let’s assume an EVOO price of 2-4 €/kg; this results in a potential extra turnover of between € 8,660 & € 17,320 per production day.

Data calculated from 160 t of olives per day

Increased olive oil quality with greater retention of biophenols  

Pulsed Electric Field improves the quality of the olive oil by retaining greater amounts of biophenols resulting in more EVOO.

Noticeable increase of fruitiness, bitterness, and spiciness by independent panel testing

We had our PEF treated olive oil assessed for quality by Mulitchrom lab in Greece. An independent blind tasting panel compared untreated and PEF treated olive oil and recorded an increase in quality in all three taste categories used to grade EVOO.

 All data provided is subject to testing.

Discover Pulsed Electric Field technology for your olive oil production

Watch our online PEFinar presented by our principal scientist Oleksii Parniakov and find out more about how PEF works and how it benefits olive oil production.

Technical care and support

We offer a range of service options including remote monitoring and 24 hours support.

Installation and commissioning

Our specialist installation teams work closely with our customers to ensure smooth, swift, and successful commissioning of our systems into your production line.

24 / 7 / 365 Support

As part of our service contract we supply each customer with round the clock technical support. With our team of support engineers, options for remote maintenance and on-site spare parts, we keep you up, running and efficient.

Remote monitoring

Optionally the ELEA PEF-systems can be connected for remote diagnostic and support by our Customer Service Department. For this option, ELEA can offer a specific package.

With our team of support engineers, options for remote maintenance, and on-site spare parts, we keep you up, running, and efficient.

Meet the Elea olive oil team

Oleksii Parniakov
Principal Scientist
Steve Allardice
Business Development
Jimmy Kinsella
Engineering Manager
Johannes Pfeiffer
Sales Manager
The Elea olive oil team includes process engineers, food and biotechnologists, mechanical and electrical engineers, and more – all of whom specialise in Pulsed Electric Field.