Summary of CO2 vs. Ethanol

There are a number of methods used to extract hemp extract products, but two in particular are in a constant competition for the proverbial crown. Supercritical CO2 and ethanol are both effective extraction solvents that have been used in the industry for a number of years and there are pros and cons to each. Ethanol and CO2 are both powerful and efficient extraction methods in terms of throughput, efficiency and potent end products.

In fact, each of these methods have been used for years in a variety of extraction industries including essential oils, cooking products and coffee decaffeination. So, it would seem there is a time and place for both ethanol and CO2 in the hemp industry… However, extraktLAB continually turns to supercritical CO2 as their extraction solvent of choice due to its clean and green status, reliable efficiency and lack of residual contamination when compared to denatured ethanol.

In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall discuss a 30,000 ft high overview, breaking down which extraction method is right for your hemp extraction business. Dr. Jon compares supercritical CO2 and ethanol methods of extraction for hemp. Listen closely as they expose the pros, cons, facts, and myths spread throughout the cannabis and hemp extraction industry.

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Time Stamps:

0:00 — Ethanol Vs CO2

2:00 — Choose your Solvents

3:37 — Trade offs

05:39 — Safety Issues

9:15 — Costs?

12:54 — Terpene Profile White Paper?

16:37 — Favorite Scotch?

17:30 — Building Justified Questions?

19:28 — Tincture of Death

22:33 — 1981 White Paper

23:13 — Benefits of using Ethanol

26:44 — Ethanol Equipment Cheaper?

27:34 — Throughput?

29:31 — Space for CO2 Facility

32:09 — Use Ethanol For CIP?

33:17 — CO2 to Remediate delta-9?

34:14 — Business Decisions

39:11 — 100% Ethanol Free?

41:07 — Topic Next Week

42:13 — CBD Jam Session

42:52 — Best Method For Tinctures?

45:08 — Difference of Extracting CBD and delta-9?

46:48 — Advantages of Terpenes?

49:48 — Current Market and Where it’s Going?

53:00 — Why We are Here?

55:00 — Parting Words

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