Soy Bagasse

Soybean bagasse is one of the main raw materials used in human and animal food, mainly as a protein supplement but also as a source of metabolizable energy. It is obtained through the industrial process of Soybean extraction, which separates the liquid phase (Soybean Oil) from the solid phase (Soy Bagasse). During the extraction process, the Soybean Bagasse is heated to denature the anti-nutritional compounds, and thus later, facilitate animal digestion. Typically the protein content varies between 43-44%, but can be raised to 47-48%.

Toasted Whole Soy (Full Fat)

Whole Toasted Soybeans are produced directly from the crushing and extrusion of Soybeans. It differs from Soy Bagasse as it contains all the components of Soybean, namely Soybean Oil, hence the name Full Fat. It is used in animal feed, mainly as a protein supplement, but in much lower amounts than in soy bagasse. In the production process of Soja Integral, there is also a heating phase to denature the anti-nutritional compounds, so that animal digestion is facilitated.

Rapeseed Bagasse

The rapeseed bagasse, like the soy bagasse, is a product that results from the process of extracting the oil present, in this case, in the rapeseed. It is a protein-rich product and is widely used for animal feed. Commercially compared to Soy Bagasse it is more economical because the protein content varies between 32-34%.

Camelina Bagasse

Camelina Pomace, golden yellow in color, is a co-product of the extraction of Camelina Oil from Camelina seed (Camelina Sativa). Rich in protein (ranging from 30% – 35%), it has an amino acid profile that makes it suitable for the production of rations for various types of animals. Its economic value is very similar to that of rapeseed bagasse, making it also, from the outset, a competitor of soybean bagasse (in its price/protein unit ratio). According to recent studies, the use of Camelina bagasse in ruminant diets is environmentally very beneficial as it reduces rumen methane (thus making ruminant production more environmentally sustainable).

Sunflower Bagasse

Sunflower bagasse is a co-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds and is one of the most important oilseed co-products after soybean and rapeseed bagasse. Its nutrient content (in particular the protein and fiber content) varies with the processing method used to extract the oil (pressure only or pressure and solvent) and whether or not the sunflower seed is hulled in the process ( without peeling your protein will be at 28%, while if it is peeled you can reach 42%. Its demand is high in the preparation of compound feeds for cattle, dairy cows and aquaculture. It is an economically very interesting product for the compound feed industry for animals, given its comparatively lower price than other oilseed co-products.

Iberol trades in different types of cereals on the Iberian market: corn, wheat, fava beans, sorghum, barley, oats, alfalfa, wheat bran, molasses, dark curds, corn gluten, palm kernel bagasse, sunflower bagasse and citrus pulp.

Degummed Soybean Oil

The extraction of Soybean Oil is achieved through an industrial process, similar to that of Soybean Bagasse. This starts with a grain preparation process to increase the specific area of ​​the solid and an extrusion to minimize the volume of the process stream, followed by a solid/liquid solvent extraction. After the extraction, a phase of solvent recovery and clarification is necessary, where the impurities and dirt are removed, by washing and physical separation of the hydratable phosphatides. Soybean oil is an excellent source of energy for monogastrics such as swine and poultry that require energy consumption. It is also widely used to compose rations of other animal species, in which it is desired to increase the energy concentration of the diets. Soybean Oil is widely used for human food (frying oils) or for bioenergy production (biodiesel) through specific industrial processes.

Neutral Soybean Oil

Neutral Soybean Oil results from the chemical treatment of Degummed Soybean Oil. The degumming and neutralization process aims to reduce acidity levels, typically from 0.8-1.2% to levels below 0.1%. Applications include human food (after which it will have to be treated for this purpose and often in mixtures with Sunflower oil) or for the production of biodiesel (there are also several production options, see definition of biodiesel).

Degummed Rapeseed Oil

The extraction of Rapeseed Oil is achieved through an industrial process, in a first step through a mechanical pressing process, followed by a solid/liquid extraction with solvent. After mechanical extraction, only a clarification phase is required, where impurities and dirt are removed by decanting and centrifuging, but in chemical extraction, clarification is necessary, where impurities and dirt are removed, by washing and physical separation of the hydratable phosphatides. Degummed rapeseed oil has no direct application for food purposes and is mostly used in the production of bioenergy (biodiesel) through specific industrial processes, due to its excellent cooling properties, compared to Soybean Oil and Palm Oil. Its application in frying oils in human food is very limited, compared to Soybean and Sunflower Oil or even Palm Oil.

Neutral Rapeseed Oil

Neutral Rapeseed Oil results from the chemical treatment of Degummed Rapeseed Oil. As with Soybean Oil, the degumming and neutralization process aims to reduce acidity levels, typically from 0.6-0.9% to levels below 0.1%. In this case, applications for human consumption are very limited due to their chemical characteristics, so most of the Neutral Oil is directed to the production of Biodiesel, a more environmentally friendly fuel, and an alternative to diesel of fossil origin.

Camelina Oil

Camelina Oil is the oil extracted (by pressing followed by solid/liquid extraction with solvent) from the seed of Camelina (Camelina Sativa), an oilseed of the Brassicaceae family (such as rapeseed) which has been cultivated since time immemorial (it is native to Northern Europe and Central Asia, but is currently cultivated all over the world)). Camellia oil can be used both for technical purposes (such as the production of biodiesel – excellent cooling properties) and for human consumption. In this particular, it is a largely unsaturated oil (>90%), with high oxidative stability, with a high content of omega-3 (approximately 39% of fatty acids, with 38% of alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (with approximately 18% fatty acids, with 17% linolenic acid) as well as vitamin E. The levels of erucic acid in camelina oil are below the maximum level (5%) of erucic acid allowed in cooking oils, salad oils and margarines.

Sunflower oil

Sunflower Oil is the oil extracted (by pressing followed by solid/liquid extraction with solvent) from the seed of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Sunflower oil after being extracted and desolventized must be processed to create an edible product. This processing consists of its refining (to develop, among others, flavor, odor and color), using processes that degum, neutralize, whiten and deodorize the oil. These oil refining processes eliminate contaminants such as phosphatides, free fatty acids, and pro-oxidants. Sunflower oil is one of the most important oils used as a food source (due to its mild flavor), for frying (due to its high smoke point), and for cosmetics. It can also be used for technical purposes, for example in the production of biodiesel. It is an oil with low content of saturated fat and high content of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.


Biodiesel is a renewable energy intended for combustion in diesel engines, and which was developed with the aim of improving energy independence from fossil fuels, generating employment and contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It is produced through mixtures of various raw materials, such as Rapeseed Oil, Soybean Oil, Palm Oil, including the recycling of used cooking oils and animal fats. It is currently the most widely used alternative fuel and, to date, there are no other options on an industrial and commercial scale. Regarding the quality of the fuel, Biodiesel meets the highest technical requirements and guarantees from car manufacturers, it can be used in diesel engines without modification and, in Portugal, it is sold in mixtures with mineral (fossil) diesel that can reach 7 %, and in other countries, such as the United States, it can reach 20% of incorporation.

This product and the by-products resulting from its manufacture, namely fatty acids and glycerin, are currently produced and marketed by Biovegetal, a Group company.


The TPA – Terminal Portuário de Alhandra is part of Iberol, which has a length of 250 m of berth, and whose concession was awarded by public tender promoted by the Administration of the Port of Lisbon, which includes two vertical Silares units, automated with capacity of storage in the order of 20,000 metric tons each for agricultural products. These quays allow the reception of vessels dedicated to river transport, and with logistical conditions for road and rail access.

The terminal is licensed as a Type A customs warehouse, allowing it, with the installed capacity of both human resources and equipment and storage, to be used as a logistical storage center for goods destined for the industrial unit, allowing the flow of products processed in that drive directly to the main national and international road axes.

The TPA is located in the Port of Lisbon, on the north bank of the Tagus River, having three railway lines inside with connections to the main railway axes of the country through an uneven passage, which allows the movement of machines and circulation without restrictions. .

It also has a tax warehouse at OZ Energia’s facilities, in Trafaria, with an installed storage capacity of approximately 5,000 m3, which it uses to supply biofuel tankers.

Iberol is thus equipped with integrated logistics solutions with high added value, namely those that require specific storage, with specialization in the Agro-Food sector, whether intended for human consumption (food) or animal feed (feed), fully complying with all the requirements at the level of Security and specificities of the sector (HACCP).

The Iberol Laboratory’s main purpose is to support the company’s activities.

Its framework within Iberol’s organizational structure guarantees total hierarchical and functional independence from the Production and Marketing Sectors, allowing for impartiality and impartiality in the services provided both in internal requests and for external customers.

The suitability of its technical resources for the most diverse methodologies and the qualification of its human resources, allow the performance of analyzes and tests on various types of products, namely oilseeds and derivatives, oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin, biodiesel and glycerin.

Regular participation in aptitude tests contributes to the evaluation of the quality of your results and the continuous improvement of your performance.