Development of Clove Oil Processing Installation to Comply with Indonesian Nasional Standard (SNI) in Gerbosari Village
One important oil center is in the Samigaluh sub-district, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, as there are several small business groups, and most produce clove oil. Gerbosari village, one of the villages in the Samigaluh sub-district, is one of Indonesia's largest clove oil producers. Yet, the development is not significant enough as distillation technology is still considered minimal and less profitable. The problem revolving around clove oil production for small businesses is that the produced oil's quality is deficient. A notable amount of iron (Fe) can still be found in the oil, resulting in a relatively low selling price. Community service was suggested based on applying appropriate technology targeting the clove oil refining actors or industry on the Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises (MSME) scale in Gerbosari, namely MSME Surya Wulan, to obtain export quality clove oil eligible to Standar Nasional Indonesia (SNI) or National Standards of Indonesia. This year's community empowerment activities proceeded the previous year when the zeolite adsorbent was made, which was done at CV Fruitanol Energy and has undergone physicochemical characterization in FMIPA UGM's chemistry laboratory. Zeolite adsorbents were applied for the clove oil's purification process and then tested for quality to determine compliance with SNI standards and carry out chemical and physical properties characterization. This year's community empowerment focused on installing and applying clove oil purification technology using an energy-efficient distillation. Clove oil production's business feasibility study from this technology application was also carried out to describe the market's production potential, demand, and continuity. The results were summarized in an integrated module to transfer knowledge to MSME Surya Wulan. Furthermore, coaching will be carried out to MSME Surya Wulan to produce clove oils independently and sustainably.
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