The BioStill 500


The BioStill 500 is ideal for the small to medium sized essential oil farmer who has up to 5 ha of essential oil crops. It is perfect for lavender, rosemary, thyme, rose geranium, spear mint etc. The BioStill 500 can distill up to 1 metric ton of plant matter a day. It is easy to operate and discharging the spent plant matter takes only a few minutes.

BioAfrica has used one such unit for over 15 years - in fact this unit has produced many hundreds of thousands of Rands of good essential oils for a very low investment. It can be mounted on a trailer or commissioned in a shed.

The BioMass Steam generator delivers about 40-60 kg steam per hour. It requires about 0.5-0.8 cubic meters of wood or biomass per 24 hour shift. It requires about 2 hours heating time before it reaches full steam and about 10-15 litres of water is pumped into the boiler every 15 to 20 minutes.

It is advised that the BioStill unit is operated for 24 hours a day for the maximum efficiency.

A complete BioStill 500 costs R85,000 to R120,000

The BioStill 500 is made from Stainless steel and Aluminium

It includes:

500 litre retort with lid

Condenser and pump with water cooler

Oil separator

Optional BioMass Steam generator

Optional Extras for BioStills

Commissioning on site

Trailer mounting

Cooling Tower


BioStill 500 Not the right size

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