Our Seed to Sale Process
Use your valuable plant trim to CO2 extract great oil and distillate. Dry and ground trim from cannabis or hemp make great feedstock for CO2 extraction.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a supercritical fluid, meaning it converts into liquid form when pressurized. CO2 extraction uses carbon dioxide, in liquid form, as the extraction solvent to strip out different elements in a plant to create pure oil. The solvent is pushed through the plant material at such a high pressure separating the plant from the purest essence of the bud. The end product is transparent amber oil.
Winterizing the extracted CO2 oil prepares the solution for removing any water and filtering the waxes, fats, and lipids. Cryogenic freezers are typically used, or this can be done in jacketed reactors (glass or stainless) with chilled glycol cooling, and proper mixing.
After proper winterization we filter out the fats, waxes, and lipids. There are a few options for filtering and various size micron filters that can be implemented.
Distillation - Fractional Distillation
Rotary evaporators are used to distill off ethanol and water, leaving the pure oil ready for the end product. Rotavaps typically include a chiller and vacuum pump to make it a complete working system out of the box. There are a variety of fraction distillation technologies available for making pure oil distillates.
For edibles, tinctures, capsules, balms, and lotions it is important to decarboxylate the oil (or decarb plant material prior to extraction) to active the THC and CBD. For decarb process we use vacuum ovens for the plant material, and glass reactors or hot plate stirrers for post extraction decarboxylation.
Chromotography for Separations
Used for separation of specific cannabanoids, these systems are complex and its mandatory to purchase on site startup and training services.
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