The equipment provided by Kokonut Pacific consists of the
robust rack and pinion SAM™ Press with its interchangeable
stainless steel cylinders and pistons; two electric graters (230
V 370 W); plus collection, measuring and cleaning tools and
Trainer’s Manual. This equipment weighs about 100 kg.
However, as explained above, in order to avoid the problems of
an ‘orphan’ site and to gain economies of scale, a
DME unit should operate within a ‘DME system’.
The minimum cluster for an area should be 3 units. (For costing
see below) . Installation includes a factory building that is
supplied by the purchaser at local prices. A
fully economic project is likely to involve 10 to 100 DME units.
Overheads for training
remain relatively constant with larger projects.
Because DME Coconut oil is produced at the farm level, the prime
markets will be local and domestic markets. This allows communities
their own oil for imported cooking oil, cosmetic oil, and soap and
as kerosene and diesel substitutes for lamps and engines.
As production exceeds domestic needs, producers will be seeking
export markets. For this reason, Kokonut Pacific is now seeking
for DME oil from South Pacific and Asian countries that have met
market needs and have established regular collection and export
quality assurance programs. Initially the shipments will be in 200 litre
drums. Delivery dates depend on supplies and customer requirements.
See bottom of page for further information on the this
Small Business Opportunities
Do you live in a remote area, have lots of coconut
trees, and would you like to produce your own
Virgin Coconut Oil, make your own soap, produce
bio-fuel for diesels, sell cooking oil, body oil,
insect repellent, etc. Consider your own DME small
Two graters are supplied with a DME basic press kit.
Grater motor 1/2 Horsepower (.375Kw) 220-240 volts 50Hz
Stainless steel bowl
2 grater heads with two spare sheaths
Bolt pack and rubber gasket
Shipping Weight 12Kg
These graters are available for purchase. Such purchases can be made on the
Niulife shopping cart.
On the KP site and on the cart there should be the phrase ”For overseas purchases & freight costs, please contact us for a quote.
DME Stainless Steel Kit
A highly accurate laser-cut stainless steel kit (components are 0.55mm to 0.75mm depending on their purpose) is supplied ready for folding. This needs to be complemented
with two 1.2M x 2.4M x 2mm SS sheets for drier top that
would normally be acquired locally.
Furnace door parts
Shipping weight on plastic pallet 10Kg
Basic Kit is supplied with press and graters for a new site
Bowls, inside and outside brushes
Scales and measuring bowls
Stirrup, corkscrew and gloves
Training manuals we have 3 versions, books, computer CD's and DVD's
Use the following Calculator to approximate
the cost of one unit. Prices given are in Australian Dollars but you can
select your country and the exchange rate and view the
prices in your own currency. Change figures to local prices
2. Next click here
$6000 ex-Canberra (excludes local agent’s fee – if any)
$3000 Change this to suit your own local prices more...
Help with 7x8M Factory You will be provided with plans to build a 7 x 8M shed with a concrete floor, 2 doors and one internal room. This cost covers to the top of the walls. If you can build this or convert a existing shed put your local cost. See diagram above
$800 Enter your local prices (see diagram above) more...
Help with 7x8M Factory Roof You may be able to build your own roof with existing materials we suggest an all weather roof with corrigated iron. Put the cost you can build it for. If you have all the materials put $0
Help with Drier You will be provided with plans to build a drier. Materials including cement bricks, steel pipe, grating and reinforcing rod usually have to be bought in although you may have some on hand
Help with Stainless Steel Tops Stanless Steel tops are highly recommended for food production and necessary for Organic Certificiation. They do not rust when the drier is not in use but they are expensive. They are availabel in Australia, India and Indonesia but freight is expensive.
$150 Pails must have good lids, local products will do more...
Help with 20L Plastic Buckets You should be able to get these locally, 20 Litre is the preferred size but 15L will do. Make sure the lids fit well and will not leak in transport They can be supplied from Australia.
$1200 Between $800-$1600 (see freight calculator below)
$6000 10 days training on site @ $600/day (optional) more...
Help with Training Training by experts gets things off to a good start and although we provide excellent written manuals and comprehensive computer CD's and DVD instruction options we often find that people who miss training take a few months longer to get to the expert stage. Training consists of 10 working days, five for completing the construction of the drier and the remainder in training the operating team. If training is not an option, visiting an existing site may be another option