Any industry that uses large-scale equipment knows that proper CO2 extraction equipment cleaning and maintenance is crucial to producing safe, quality products. This is especially true for industries that make products for consumption, such as CBD or Essential oil. Determine a Cleaning Schedule As with any machinery, maintaining a consistent cleaning schedule is key to ensuring residue does not build… Read more »4 Tips for CO2 Extraction Equipment Cleaning and Maintenance
Supercritical CO² extraction using CO² is an environmentally safe way to extract herbs without the use of heath or harsh chemicals. Peppermint CO2 extract uses CO² (the gas that plants turn into oxygen) to gently remove the powerful compounds found within the herbs. The extractors operate at high pressures of 300 bar(5000 psi) at very low extraction temperatures, (max 65°C)… Read more »Menthol And Peppermint: 2 Differences, 4 Applications
Extraction is a separation technique seeking to separate a target compound from its matrix. This is not the same as chromatography, filtration, or distillation. The goal is to selectively remove the compounds desired from the resin.Within the cannabis and hemp industries, the utility of CO2 for extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from dried plant material is widely known and accepted. As… Read more »4 Critical Considerations for CO2 Extraction of Cannabis
Biomass Potency Selecting high-quality cannabis biomass is a crucial first step in creating high-quality cannabis distillate. As the cannabis industry expands with new-to-industry professionals, we find it important to start by defining the term “biomass”. What is Cannabis Biomass? It’s a common misconception that cannabis distillates are produced from the same flower that is packaged and sold to be smoked.… Read more »5 Critical Extraction Yield Considerations in CO2 Extraction
Soy lecithin is a commonly used emulsifier in food processing due to its ability to disperse fats and oils in water. However, it contains residual oil that can negatively affect the quality of the end products. The supercritical CO2 deoiling process is an effective method for removing residual oil from soy lecithin. This article will discuss the process and its… Read more »The Supercritical CO2 Deoiling Process of Soy Lecithin
Products related to cannabis are still subject to strict overview and regulation around the world, the EU is aiming to achieve a common policy in regards to CBD products. Despite this, it is not uncommon that different member states regulate cannabis and its products differently. If you are setting up a CBD business, comprehensive knowledge of regulations and laws is… Read more »Is CO2 extraction of CBD oil legal in Spain?
In order to concentrate all the essential oils (such as CBD oils) down into your favorite product, it needs to be extracted from the plant, seeds, or peels of the plant. This is a lot more difficult than it sounds because of the properties of extract and other essential oils. Just like THC and CBD, as well as terpenes, are… Read more »Which extraction method is better – co2 or hydrocarbon?
The terms residual solvent and residual solvent analysis get thrown around pretty regularly in the extraction industry. Solventless vs Solvents There are many methods of extraction used in the cannabis industry today: hydrocarbons like butane and propane, alcohols like methanol and ethanol, supercritical CO2, and solventless elements like water and liquid nitrogen. All of these products have an application in… Read more »Extraction Explained: Solventless vs Hydrocarbon