[Calculator] CBD Yield Calculator – Hemp extraction of Biomass to Isolate
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Estimating Potential Yield from Biomass
Any processor of hemp for cbd isolate needs to have the capability of estimating the potential yield from their biomass. There are a range of factors that contribute to the quantity and quality of CBD yield – but none more important than plant potency. By evaluating the quantity of biomass and the potency of the crop grown, processors can carefully determine the potential yield they may receive. This is essential to identify pre-extraction, post-extraction and extraction operations that will aid you in building and growing your business while remaining profitable.
The CBD Yield Calculator is an essential tool for figuring a total yield from your hemp harvest. This includes yields from crude oil, winterized crude, distillate and isolate using an E-140 or E-180 supercritical CO2 extractor with a 90%-95% recovery of botanical extracts and hemp oils. Knowing your yield can allow you to estimate return and help you to make informed decisions on processing your material. Be sure to let us know what you think. If you find any issues with our calculators or have suggestions for others you would like to see, let us know and we will get an extraktLAB care package out to you.
Having the yield of your isolate, distillate, or crude oil from your processed hemp biomass is crucial to running a precise, lucrative extraction operation. Knowing your yield can provide you the information necessary to determine what to expect for profits, product formulation, and help you to decide if the extraction industry is right for you.
The fact of the matter is that the hemp industry is only growing with extraction of cannabinoids booming and industrial hemp processing as well. According to Hemp Industry Daily, licensed US hemp acreage fell 9% but there was a 27% increase in hemp growers. Despite this fact, not all will succeed in this booming industry. This is likely due to improper planning, extraction pitfalls, poor management, but there is always room for growth in the hemp industry.
Our calculators are designed to help you optimize your extraction operation no matter your size, location, or success in the industry. The CBD Yield calculator is specifically designed to help you to figure your potential yield from your biomass to make the best possible decisions in your extraction operation.
The Significance of Hemp Biomass CBD yield
Yield is the unit of measurement used to decide the amount of hemp grown and any product that results from extraction of hemp biomass. Yield is correlated with overall return, so it is crucial to fully understand the yield you can expect during any particular extraction operation.
Having an educated estimate of your biomass yield can positively influence your plans for the grow/harvest season, expense planning, potential processing output and potential CBD product formulation and profitability. The basic principle is that the more CBD crude can be produced from an extraction, the higher your yield will be as a result. From there, distillation and isolation further refine the CBD product formulations and raise the overall profitability of the yield altogether.
This calculator will provide you with yields for each of these in process materials. This includes crude, winterized oil, distillate, and isolate – all of which are products that can be sold business to business or business to consumer. Knowing your potential yield for any of these products will help you to prioritize your grow, harvest and processing and tailor it to the right customer for your operation.
Botanical Extract Compound Value
Of course, hemp and botanical extraction is done primarily for the purpose of obtaining cannabinoids like CBD for product formulation. While there are other plant compounds that are present in the hemp plant, cannabinoids are sought after for their high market value and effectiveness in products like tinctures, topicals and edible products. Other plant components found in the hemp plant include fats, waxes, chlorophyll, and others that may decrease the potency of CBD crude affecting the overall yield and value of the product. This is why further refinement is necessary to make the most of your CBD yield including dewaxing, filtration, solvent removal, distillation and isolation. By doing this, your CBD yield is optimized for product formulations that are profitable in the booming hemp and botanical market today.
Other Factors Affecting Hemp Biomass Yield
In other cases yield can be affected by the equipment you use and the efficiency of the hemp processing method. CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, and closed loop hydrocarbon extraction system yields have a range of variables, including the solute power of the extraction solvent and the experience of the extraction machine operator. Using equipment like the extraktLAB fracTron industrial scale solvent recovery unit, and clearSTILL 2 stage wiped film evaporator you simply put in your input and there is little room for error with automated programs and methods, which will minimize and can eliminate user error.
Without automated extraction and distillation equipment like the fracTron, clearSTILL and supercritical CO2 extractors, biomass yield can be significantly reduced compared to less refined equipment. For that reason, we find it vital to use the highest quality equipment possible to ensure your overall biomass CBD yield is optimized to the fullest extent. If you are interested in adding the optimal equipment to your extraction operation that will undoubtedly increase your CBD yield overall, we are here to help. Contact us at any time to speak with a representative who can evaluate your business, your current operations and where you would like to be.
So, whether you are just starting up your hemp extraction business, or you are a long term extractor who simply wants to utilize our free CBD yield calculator, our goal is to help you reach and maintain your goals. We believe that a successful extraction operation relies on every critical detail from plant to product and our calculators are designed to refine the process step by step.
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