Supercritical CO2 Extractor
Increase yield and throughput at a lower operating cost
extraktLAB’s supercritical CO2 extractor deliver the highest daily throughput of biomass processing in the industry, while also delivering the lowest processing costs of output oil.
Highest Throughput Supercritical CO2 Extraction Machine
- The extraktLAB E-180 is the fastest, most advanced and most powerful supercritical CO2 extractor on the market today.
- It can process 844 lbs of biomass per day!
- Designed to provide high yield in a short period of time while staying GMP compliant.
- Variety of extraction methods.
Smallest Footprint Extractors
Size matters… at least when it comes to your equipment! We know that floor space is vitally important in determining what you can and can’t do. Our E-140 Extractor is our most popular machine as it fits most facilities while providing impressive throughput.
There our situations when space is limited and every inch counts which is why our E-110 CO2 Extractor is perfect when you don’t have a lot of space to work with.
E-110 Size: Footprint: 24 sq ft Shipping Weight: 3,000 lbs Dimentions (without light mast): H 72″ x L 99″ x W 34″
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Supercritical Extraction Machine
We have the perfect machine for small, medium and large producers. Our model line makes it easy for you to scale your operations while keeping your operating costs at a minimum.
For smaller producers or research labs that need a small footprint.
For larger producers who want to scale up capacity.
For larger producers who want to scale up capacity.
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Low Labor Costs Supercritical CO2 Extractor
Our CO2 Extractors are so easy to use we’ve seen one operator running NINE MACHINES at the same time!
How is that possible?
Not everyone can do it, but with the right setup and additional equipment, you can completely optimize the time consuming process. Though our Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions we take all of the guesswork out of it, so don’t worry. Depending on your needs this can include:
- Facility layout and process design
- Solution configurations for phased growth
- All processing equipment and extraction process, including 3rd-party products matched for quality and capacity
- Documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all processing steps
- Extraction Equipment installation and training of your labor force
- Manufacturing line commissioning to verify oil output quality
- GMP compliance support
- And more…
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Unlimited Scalability with CO2 Supercritical Extraction Machines
As long as you have space for another one of our extractors you can keep scaling! Our product platform provides unlimited scalability to any capacity size, and in any increment for the highest flexibility and return on capital.
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Ethanol vs CO2 Extraction
What is the best extraction systems for your business? There are many considerations including costs, capacity and potency.
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A Critical Analysis and Comparison of Ethanol and CO2 Extraction Techniques for CBD Derived from Hemp
The Science Behind
The CO2 Supercritical extractor use carbon dioxide (CO2) at an elevated temperature and pressure to extract soluble compounds from natural products. Carbon dioxide above the critical temperature (31ºC) and pressure (1071 psi) becomes a supercritical fluid, which has an increased capacity for solubilizing non-polar compounds. Raising the temperature and pressure of the liquid CO2 even further provides highly efficient extractions of oils in a short period of time.
The (ScCO2) extraction has become the preferred method for extracting THC and CBD oils to serve markets with the most demanding standards for safety, quality, purity and consistency. It is also preferred by consumers for the same reasons, and progressive brands are boldly stating “ScCO2 extraction” on package labels.
Technicians were super supportive and provided valuable tips. Equipment works great!
Your support tech was terrific. He knew the instrument in-and-out, was incredibly knowledgeable about extraction chemistry, and worked tirelessly to give us terrific service. He gave us every insider trick that he had learned in running the instrument for years. I can’t wait to have him back out to my laboratory. Truly exceptional worker! Couldn’t say more positive things!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people are needed to operate a one ton a day Co2 extraction equipment?
If you are just talking about the supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, you will need one person per shift to run the CO2 extractor equipment for one ton per day throughput.
Does the CO2 extraction process require ethanol?
The CO2 extraction process does not require ethanol. However ethanol may be used in several different ways in hemp processing. first, ethanol may be used to speed extraction with in CO2 extraction. This is called a CO solvent. Second ethanol may be used to dewax the CBD oil. An alternative to dewaxing CBD oil is to extract the hemp under Low pressure subcritical conditions.
One thing to keep in mind is that ethanol as a solvent is not bad. the use of food grade ethanol is perfectly fine in a hemp production process and to post process after the extraction method is complete. However, The use of large amounts of ethanol for ethanol extraction is very costly and therefore not desirable. Also the use of denatured ethanol Do we need to chemical contamination of the product. The only reason a company would use denatured ethanol in their process is to reduce the cost of the process.
Can CO2 be used to extract other botanicals?
CO2 is used to extract many different kinds of biomass. The most famous and successful industrial process for CO2 extraction is the coffee decaffeination process. However there are many other essential oil extracts that are used in the supplements industry that utilize CO2 extraction. Hops is a good example. cops are used to brew beer and add flavor to beer. CO2 traction is used to extract the essential bitter flavor from the house so that the flavors can be Blended and Preserved.
Is CO2 cheaper than ethanol?
A pound of food grade ethanol when purchased in bulk is $4.71/lb at current price.
A pound of food grade CO2 when purchased in bulk is about $0.04/lb at current price.
What’s the purity of the CO2 used in CO2 extraction?
There are many grades of CO2 including industrial and food grade and medical grade. We typically use food grade but medical grade is also highly desirable. the specifications for each of these grades are published by the Compressed Gas Association or by your gas supplier.
Can I have a facility tour for reference?
By appointment, you are welcome to visit our facility in Osceola, Wisconsin. Once your license is approved by your governing body, we can set up a demo for you to tour with a member of our sales team.
I hired some new employees. How do I get additional training?
We can offer training packages to come to your location for hands-on training or you can come to our headquarters in Osceola, Wisconsin for training.
Can I purchase a maintenance package for my extractor?
Yes, we can add a maintenance package to fit your needs. Maintenance is on-site at your location at predetermined intervals.
What happens if my machine breaks down?
We have a Technical Support team available 24/7. They can be reached at email@example.com. If your issue is covered under warranty or extended warranty there will be no charge to dispatch a member of our Technical Support team.
Do I have to run at only supercritical pressure/temperature?
No, you may run our extractors at subcritical depending upon the finish of crude you wish to achieve. Those parameters can be set into the menu for repeat use.
Do I have to fill the entire column with biomass?
No, you can extract a partially filled column. To avoid CO2 loss you may fill the rest of the column with an inert material such as aquarium glass. So, small batch processing is achievable with all of our extractors.
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Meet Our CEO and Founder Dr. Jon Thompson, Ph.D
Dr. Thompson is a separations scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. As a scientist, he has a strong technical background and industry experience in analytical instrumentation, in-vitro diagnostics, biotech, mining, and homeland security markets. During his cannabis industry career, Dr. Thompson has earned a strong track record of winning and implementing medical cannabis licenses in well-regulated, medically-modeled states. Dr. Thompson has assisted numerous companies to attain their goals in cannabis and hemp manufacturing, as well as market development, strategic marketing, and worldwide business-to-business alliance formation (including international markets).
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Master of Science degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Chemistry degree–all from the University of Minnesota.