MADISON, WI May 7, 2019 — Infinity Supercritical LLC, a hemp oil extraction equipment development firm, is pleased to announce development of a unique process to extract plant oil using water.
The environmentally friendly electrowetting process for plant cell disruption uses electricity and water. The key features of this technology are cell lysis, fractionalization, and solubility. This method of extraction is considered eco-extraction.
Using a process called digital microfluidics (DMF), Infinity is able to disrupt cell structure to extract oil from hemp, using distilled water. One of the benefits of using this technology is the ability to digitally separate water and oil. Other than extraction, this is a solid-state version of centrifugal partitioning methods, and can also be used to adjust the solubility of the oil, in-situ.
With the Federal legalization of hemp, there will be an explosion of hemp cultivation this year, along with a huge bottleneck at fall harvest from the lack of hemp oil extraction facilities. Traditional methods of hemp oil extraction using ethanol do not retain terpenes, and can produce a poor quality full spectrum oil (but can produce a fast method of isolate access). While access to ethanol extraction equipment is relatively inexpensive, the huge cost of the consumables (loss of ethanol from slippage) looms over the processor.
Infinity has already developed a method to extract oil from hemp using water cavitation, and this is another method of using water as a solvent. Water provides a eco-friendly alternative to ethanol extraction, and can produce a better quality full spectrum oil. The cost of water versus ethanol as a consumable is significantly less.
Infinity is currently looking for early-adopters who wish to fund testing in exchange for first access to the technology, and processing equipment.
As the hemp industry matures, Infinity foresees a huge need for fast and efficient eco-extraction, using a clean, pure, and renewable solvent. Using water as the solvent is not only good for the environment, but even better for the consumer.
Infinity Supercritical LLC develops and markets innovative botanical oil extraction systems. Emphasis is placed on developing new technology to reduce extraction time, and producing a superior oil product, maximizing extracted antioxidants, terpenes, and nutrients.
Contact: G. Giese | CEO | Infinity Supercritical LLC | TEL (720) 541-9113