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What is Smart Extraction™?

Smart ExtractionSymphony

Collaborative Chemical Components

Tunable Extraction System

Collaborative Extraction

A Fully Integrated Extraction and Extract Treatment Process 

Novel polarity-directed and mixed-polarity CO2 extraction solvent systems and processes utilizing combinations of dense phase CO2, water, natural and eco-safe (and minimized) organic compounds and inorganic additives, solid or liquid extractable substances, CO2 expansion and salting-out assisted liquid-liquid extraction (CO2 SALLE), and optimized extraction process energies.

Smart Extraction Innovations

Smart Extraction

Cost-and Performance-Effective Solutions

Tens of thousands of plant species are known to contain valuable extractable chemicals, so-called “Natural Products”. Natural products represent a vast and complex phytochemical system comprising many different compounds such as terpenoids, cannabinoids, and flavonoids. To address the natural product market opportunity, many different plant extraction techniques have been developed which use organic solvents, CO2, or water. Plant extraction is the most economically and environmentally impactful unit operation in terms of manufacturing waste such as time, energy, material, and by-products.

Inspired By Nature

Solubility Gradients

Synergistic, Synchronistic, and Synthesizing

A plant is a complex system of physical structures, phytochemicals, and biochemical processes possessing a range of distinct solubility properties and behaviors. Physical structures and chemicals are logically organized and located within a plant and possess solubility parameter gradients, or more simply Solubility Gradients (↕δ). For example, plant structures possess solubility parameters ranging from hydrocarbon-like (Exterior Structures and Surfaces) to water-like (Interior Structures and Surfaces). More significantly, solubility gradients are present in synergistic, synchronistic, and synthesizing physicochemical processes such as photosynthesis, fermentation, nutrient transport, defense mechanisms, biochemistry, and biochemical processes.

Solubility Gradients are the inspiration for our Tunable Extraction System. 

Smart Extraction™ Program

Smart Extraction

Nature Inspired

Making the Case for Liquid CO2

Liquid CO2 is a Better Solvent 

Higher Power, Capacity, and Speed

Laboratory testing and commercial equipment performance comparisons demonstrate that liquid CO2 is a better exhaustive extraction solvent than supercritical CO2. Liquid CO2 is superior in terms of higher solvent power, solvent capacity, and extraction speed, and particularly when coupled with extraction process intensification measures such as chemical modification, ultrasonics, and centrifugation.

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The Future of Liquid CO2 Extraction

CO2 Extraction Reimagined

The SLO Cooker™ natural product extraction system uses patents-pending Smart Technology™ for producing healthful (and flavorful) full-spectrum extracts from plants for use in foods, beverages, tinctures, or vapes.

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