Welcome to CO2 Extraction

We specialise in the extraction of high value bio-active compounds and oils from botanicals using CO2 SuperCritical Fluid Extraction.

A Unique UK-Based Solution

  • We are UK-based enabling growers to explore different revenue streams and produce high-end, 100% indigenous and naturally sourced products.

  • We have both pilot scale and commercial scale CO2 SCFE equipment available under the one roof. No-one else in the UK can currently match that.

  • Our R&D department and chemical labs enable us to collaborate with clients in both optimising processes and the development of new applications with new compounds and products.

SuperCritical Fluid Extraction

CO2 Extraction Ltd (CO2E) specialises in the extraction of high value bio-active compounds and oils from botanicals using Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) processes. The process is low energy, environmentally friendly and accepted in all industries from nutraceuticals to food and beverage, to pharmaceuticals, to cosmeceuticals. With our scaleable equipment we are making SCFE accessible to all.


CO2 gets a bad press. Quite rightly in many respects as it has been well documented that high levels of CO2 are problematic (to say the least!) However, as with all things it is about balance and without CO2 life on our planet is unsustainable. It is a naturally occurring gas and isn’t going anywhere. We will continue to investigate and highlight how CO2 can be harnessed and used to make a positive impact on the world around us.

The Partner You Need

Whoever you are, whether you're a large corporation, a horticulturist or a farmer, CO2E can help you unlock natural solutions to the world around you. Our equipment allows for the extraction of phyto-chemicals, oils and resins from almost any form of natural raw material - plants, leaves, buds, flowers, seeds, bark, roots and fruits are all bio-active extract sources. Plant extracts are major commodities traded domestically and in huge global markets.

Nutraceuticals | Pharmaceuticals | Cosmeceuticals | Flavour/Fragrance 


CO2E looks to establish long term relationships with its customers. It’s co-location of both pilot scale and Commercial plant enables the company to provide a complete service to any client. The client can prove concept, determine optimum extraction settings, analyse the results, identify target ‘actives’, and move directly into Commercial production without leaving our facility – You’re welcome!


CO2 SCFE has long been an optimal extraction process. Benefits include higher yields, superior quality, and zero solvent residues. The technology allows for the targeting and separation of compounds from complex mixtures using the dissolving power of supercritical fluids. It has lower production costs owing to reduced energy consumption which in turn ensures product stability and quality.


Providing medical or health benefits, a nutraceutical is any substance that can be considered a food. Products can range from nutrients, dietary supplements and herbal products. The global nutraceutical industry is projected to rise due to health concerns and the perceived need to find alternative solutions to current medicines.

Flavour and Fragrance

The global market is projected to rise signficantly by 2022. Main sectors of the fragrance industry are soaps & detergents, cosmetics & toiletries. Fragrances include products such as perfumes, deodorants, aromatherapy, shampoos, bath lotions, toilet soaps, toothpastes, mouth washes, and into items used about the house, office or industry such as air fresheners, laundry soaps, detergents, cleaning agents, and the like.


A cosmeceutical is essentially a skincare product that contains a biologically active compound that is thought to have pharmaceutical effects on the skin. The cosmeceutical industry is a relatively new phenomenon although the practice has been around for hundreds of years with the market estimated to rise by 2020.

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