As the first US state to legalize commercial cannabis, Colorado has become ground zero for the CBD (Cannabidiol) extraction industry. We’ve worked with several local CBD extraction companies to develop their process on an industrial scale and provide them with equipment to get the job done. There are many potential methods for extracting CBD from raw hemp and several separation & refining steps after the initial contact with a solvent. Our engineering team has helped many companies design and refine their process flows by removing bottlenecks in heating & cooling of CBD crude, solvent recovery, waste reduction, and more. Our team has learned a great deal about CBD extraction and the hemp industry along the way. We have experience with decarboxylation, winterizing, cryogenic ethanol extraction, and other methods used in CBD extraction. We’ve helped take laboratory concepts through the pilot stage and on to full industrial scale.
With several Chemical Engineers on staff, our basic understanding of processing principles enables us to provide better recommendations and sizing of process equipment. With our stock of used equipment and our qualified equipment-rebuilding team, we’re proud to have become a trusted resource for our local CBD extractors. We’ve sized and provided extraction tanks, evaporators, heat exchangers, pumps, and more as we have helped these companies optimize their processes.
For those new to the extraction process, the use of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), alkanes (butane, pentane, hexane, heptane, etc.), or other flammable hydrocarbons as the initial solvent may be quite daunting. We can often upgrade existing equipment to meet explosion proof standards for use with these solvents.
The above photos are just a sample of the types of equipment we keep in our inventory. From pumps, process tanks, and heat exchangers to centrifuges and custom made alcohol reclamation stills, Dairy Engineering can serve as an important resource for your CBD extraction process.
Whether you’re building a new extraction process or refining an existing one, contact us today and see how we can help.