Filtration Group selected by Yelo Enterprises for UK’s first new full scale rapeseed oil plant for 30 years

Filtration Group selected by Yelo Enterprises for UK’s first new full scale rapeseed oil plant for 30 years


Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem were selected for the UK’s first-full scale Rapeseed Oil plant for 30 years, supplying seven Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters (VERSIS-VPLF) for Multiple Refining stages in the Production Process. The Yelo plant operation is unique, it is designed to generate its own heat and power from low-grade biomass wood.

Yelo will only use UK farm assured rapeseed from the central and eastern counties and once cleaned seed is delivered to site, the Refining process via Filtration Group Pressure Leaf Filter units will deliver animal feed (primary feed delivered via the PLF units)


The locally farmed rapeseed is stored, cleaned, heated and crushed at the site which creates two unrefined products – untreated oil seed cake for animal feed and a coarse oil which is the primary product.


Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) VERSIS Automatic Vertical Pressure leaf Filters were selected by a contractor who Filtration Group has worked with internationally for many years delivering competitive solutions to Edible Oil producers.

The Operations Manager at the Yelo site commented that he has used these products in various European locations, working successfully to produce quality Edible oils with minimal downtime.

May 2019 the Yelo plant is in its final stages of Commissioning and will be ready for the 2019 Harvest.

Primary Filtration Steps:

Step 1 The oilseed is vacuum dried to remove moisture.

Step 2 The oil is then first pressed through 2 x amafilter-LFC Lochem VERSIS Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters with 48m2 surface area each.

Step 3 and again through another two amafilter –LFC Lochem VERSIS VPLF units with 40m2 surface area each removing finer solids.

The Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters use no consumables and use the solids in the oil to build a ‘cake’ on the fine mesh screens which builds in the clarification process. The ‘cake’ acts as the filter and is removed via an automatic process; stopping flow, removing pressure and then vibrating the Leaves and opening the bottom discharge valve.

The solids are the expeller cake heat treated, which, become the branded animal feed product.

Step 4 The unrefined oil is then centrifuged to remove the Phosphorus Lipids (Gums) from the oil.

Step 5 Wet De-gumming process is followed by a dry de-gumming process utilising a single VERSIS VPLF unit with a surface area of 24m2 which utilizes cellulose powder and or granulated carbon to aid in the process of degumming the oil.

Step 6 The oil is bleached to remove Chlorophyll using 2 x VERSIS VPLF units with 14m2 surface area each utilizing clay and or cellulose.

The refined oil is then Deodorised and passed through ‘Police’ Filter Bags into storage tanks. From storage into distribution channels, the oil again passes through ‘Police’ Filter Bags

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Amafilter started building filters back in the 1930’s and we still do. With Filtration Group we are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier & more productive.

But we couldn’t do that without a dedicated team. As a marketeer I am always impressed by the amount of craftsmanship and dedication that goes into our filters everyday… our driven and experienced team makes the difference and I will keep sharing this.

Below is a collection of pictures I made today just to show you what we are capable of. Don’t think this is a collection of pictures that was made over a couple of months… no… this is in our factory today… right now, an actual update (not saying it’s a weeks work though).

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Multiple x Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filter

2 x VERSIS 1500 SS  Vertical Pressure Leaf Filter in Stainless Steel

2 x VERSIS 1500 Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters

4 x amafilter-LFC Lochem VERSIS Vertical Pressure Leaf Filter

20 x amafilter-LFC Lochem Bag & Cartirdge filter vessels

1x Compact Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filter

2 x Cricketfilter for cocoa butter

Multiple Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filters work in progress.

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2 more days @ AOCS St. Louis, our team is there for you.

We are at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo from May 5 to 8, a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, proteins and related materials.

Visit our booth to discuss your filtration challenges with our experts Carl Berthold, Richard Corel and Mike Peters to find out more about our advanced, high-quality pressure leaf filter systems and the unique Cricketfilter® technology to separate solids from liquids.

Both Jonell Systems™ & Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter®-LFC Lochem® are attending the AOCS Annual meeting together where both companies will showcase their own and joint capabilities. The AOCS Annual meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known worldwide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas. We hope to see you at the AOCS Annual Meeting at booth no. 612.

About us

Filtration Group Process Systems, better known as amafilter® & LFC Lochem® (Lochem, The Netherlands) & Jonell Systems® are specialized in solving diverse solid-liquid filtration needs. Offering advanced, high-quality pressure leaf filter systems and amafilter – LFC Lochem unique Cricketfilter® technology to a global customer base in the food & beverage, chemical, oil&gas industry and many other areas where solids are separated from liquids.

Experienced and highly skilled

We offer an experienced and highly skilled team of process technologists, engineers, industry specialists and fabricators that are able to realize custom filtration solutions to solve diverse and complex challenges.

The highest industry standards and design code compliant

Our products are made with the highest industry standards in mind and we are able to make our filters compliant to almost any design codes like ASME U-stamp or CRN, PED 2014/68/EU, EN13445, AD2000, SELO, TRCU32, British Standard, NR13, AS1210, CODAP.

A steady parts supply for years of ownership

amafilter® has been around since 1930. In our Lochem and Nowata facility, we are able to manufacture or deliver almost every part you can think of for existing pressure leaf or cricket filters. On a regular basis, we supply parts for filters that have been installed over 4 decades ago. These parts include vibrator parts, leaves, butterfly valves, liners, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, bolts, nuts, clamps, felt rings, filter cloth and drain cloth, air supply units, and many more.

Rescreening or replacement of filter leaves

One of our expertise is the rescreening or manufacturing of filter leaves for pressure leaf filters. In most cases, rescreening of our robust filter leaves can save up to 40% of the cost of a new filter leaf. Our team can inspect, refurbish or remanufacture almost all filter leaves, not only that of our own products but also from our competitors against competitive pricing.

Dedicated stock, more productive

Many leading industrial companies rely on Filtration Group Process Systems for its part to maintain steady production flow. We offer possibilities to reduce lead times and keep stock in our warehouses.

Promoting other capabilities within Filtration Group

With brands and companies like amafilter®-LFC Lochem®(FG Process Systems), Air System Products, Air Flow Technolgy, AG industries, Chemco, ClearEdge, FACET, FILTRAN, FG industrial Air, FG Fluid, Filtrair, GlobalFilter, Jonell, Multisorb, PCI Membranes, Porex, Purafil, WACO Filters, Zinga we, Filtration Group Corporation  has access to a team with a combined experience in filtration of over 500 years to solve your needs.

Cricketfilter®, the preferred solution for the filtration of cocoa butter

cocoa butter filtration skid 12-12-2018

Cocoa powder is used for chocolate milk or as a topping on hot drinks. Cocoa powder is also the ingredient that makes the difference between brown and white chocolate!

Cocoa butter is used for the production of chocolate as well. Cocoa butter melts around 36°C (97°F) and gives chocolate the smoothness and the characteristic that it melts in your mouth.

Cocoa butter is also used in cosmetics. Especially in ointments and lip balm.

Cocoa butter filtration was one of the first Cricketfilter® applications in 1988.

The Cricketfilter® is a pressure filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. The Cricketfilter® is unique because of its patented filter elements, which allow discharge of the filter cake by back pulsing.

The Cricketfilter® is used for clarification of cocoa butter, directly after the cacao press. The Cricketfilter® is a proven filter system in this industry and successfully in use at many major cacao producers.

Clarification of cacao butter is thickening filtration. The Cricketfilter® is fed by a top feed. At the end of the filtration cycle, the filter cake is back pulsed and sediments into the filter cone. The cylindrical part of the filter is emptied via the partial drain. Thereafter the cake slurry is drained through the bottom valve. The cake slurry is sent back to the feed tank before the cocoa press, avoiding any product loss.

Learn more about our Cricketfilter solution for cocoa


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Our new Filter bags & filter cartridge brochures are available for download.


Our new Filter bags & filter cartridge brochures are available for download.

We are proud to announce the availability of our new filter bags & bag filter housings and our new filter cartridge & cartridges filter housing brochures.

In these brochures, you will find an overview of our complete product line up.

Filter bags & bag filter housings brochure include:

  • needle felt filter bags
  • woven monofilament filter bags
  • woven multifilament filter bags
  • extended life needle felt filter bags
  • added area filter bags
  • pleated needle felt filter bags
  • multi-layer filter bags
  • high performance filter bags
  • high efficiency filter bags
  • absorptive filter bags
  • resin bond filter bags
  • our wide range of standard or customized single or multi bag filter housings

Filter cartridges & cartridge housings brochure include:

  • amaTech premium wound filter cartridges
  • amaPure polypropylene cartridges
  • amaCarb activated carbon cartridges
  • amaLloy metal filter cartridges
  • amaGuard pleated filter cartridges manufactured from
    polypropylene or micro glass fiber
  • amaFine polyethersulphone or polysulphone membrane
  • amaCera porous ceramic filter cartridges
  • high purity filter cartridges
  • our wide range of standard or customized single or multi bag filter housings

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Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Filtration is a key process step in the edible/vegetable oil industry. The presence of gums, slimes, and gels requires experience in filtration. Knowledge in combination with creativity is the key to success in solving filtration problems. Filtration Group has more than 50 years experience in filtration of edible oils. More than 5000 filters have been sold to the edible oil industry so far.

Amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) filtration systems filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to minimize production costs and to improve product quality.

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Download our new edible oil brochure here


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the VERSIS, the no.1 in vertical pressure leaf filters, Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem VERSIS

the VERSIS, the no.1 in vertical pressure leaf filters, Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem VERSIS

Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter-LFC Lochem) VERSIS is a vertical pressure leaf filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. We have been building these filters for over 60 years and continuously improved its design.

The VERSIS pressure leaf filter range incorporates several product improvements making the design state of the art. Over 10,000 pressure leaf filters have been sold worldwide for various applications.

The double sided filter leaves are stainless steel. The rigid filter leaves have five layers of stainless steel wire screen. The top layer of screen depends on the application. The filter leaves are individually mounted on the central manifold, which allows the removal of any or all of the filter leaves easily and quickly. The filter cake can be dried with compressed air, inert gas or steam. The cake is discharged by a pneumatic vibrator, through a large butterfly valve.



The VERSIS pressure leaf filter is an enclosed filtration system and can be fully automated. This filter produces a high filtrate clarity after the clarification run and is suitable for all kinds of filter aids. The regeneration time between the filtration cycles is short. The vertical filters require only a small footprint and are standard equipped with a cover lift assembly. The design of the pressure leaf filter keeps maintenance to a minimum. These advantages result in an economical filtration solution.


Interested in our VERSIS vertical pressure leaf filter solutions?

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Filtration Group to attend AOCS Annual meeting

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Filtration Group to attend AOCS Annual meeting

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known worldwide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.

Filtration Group will attend the annual meeting 5-8 may in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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Filter leaf manufacturing & rescreening


Chemical and food processing industries place highest requirements on process quality, cleanliness, systems reliability, and products quality. Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) filtration solutions are used, for example, in the production of Sugar, cocoa or edible oils, sulfur and many chemical processes.

Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) is well known for it’s leading horizontal and vertical pressure leaf filters. Many global companies in a wide range of industries depend on us as a critical part of their daily operations.

Filter leaf manufacturing & rescreening

One of the special capabilities of Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) is the manufacturing of new and rescreening of existing filter leaves for pressure leaf filters. In Lochem, the Netherlands we have a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant with a highly skilled and experienced filter leaf team that is focussed on delivering the best quality filter leafs available in the market today.

We are able to rescreen all types of filter leaves including circular, rectangular, conical and tubular shaped filter leaves. We are not only able to manufacture and rescreen filter leaves for existing amafilter, LFC Lochem, amafiltergroup or former MAHLE Industrie filtration filters but for many other brands as well.

Experience & craftsmanship

With a combined experience of over 100 years in pressure leaf filter manufacturing amafilter & LFC Lochem team is able to produce according to the highest quality standards. Our team is well experienced and are highly skilled craftsmen.

Quick delivery & competitive pricing

We are the preferred supplier to many industrial companies offering a strong knowledge base, short lead times and highly competitive pricing,  especially with our ECO range.

Our competitive ECO range of filter leaves ensure the quality and standards our customers are used to but at even lower prices. Ask us for more detailed information on our new ECO range.


Under normal circumstances, our filter leaves have an expected lifespan up to 10 years and our reinforced leaves up to 20 years. We do even have examples of getting leaves back for the first time for re-screening after 40-over years!

Even after those many years, the filter leaves can often be reconditioned by our team which saves up to 40% of the costs of new filter leaves.

We provide a wide range of possibilities here and re-screening becomes an option to extend the lifetime of each leave.

Manufacturing of reinforced filter leaf

Filter leaves to original or improved specifications

The design and construction of filter leaves is probably the most critical part of a filter. The filter element is the actual heart of each filter, and many problems with pressure leaf filters are caused by improper leaf constructions and design. The performance of a filter leaf highly depends on the design and the choice of:

  • Filter media
  • Drainage and support screen
  • Binder and closure
  • Outlet

Filtration Group Process Systems often improves the original design of the filter leaves to improve the performance of the filter, resulting in satisfied customers worldwide.

Bolted construction for molten sulfur filtration

For some industries where heavy duty filter leaves are needed, we can offer reinforced leaves with bolted construction, stronger frames and an extended lifetime up to 20 years.


Filter leaves inside a Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) VERSIS pressure leaf filter

Better leaves lower the costs of ownership

Standard filter leaves employ a 5 ply construction that ensures optimal filtration performance and durability.

Our experience has shown that the 5-ply construction offers you lower ownership costs over time.

Demo of 5 ply Filter leaf.

Filter leaves of many brands and designs

Our rescreen capabilities cover a wide range of configurations and manufacturers of leaf filters. We have the capabilities to rescreen many 5–ply filter leaf element designs including, circular, rectangular, conical, and tubular shaped filter leaves, as well as competitor products.

Would you like to know more about our filter leaves?

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