Who We Are…
We are CO2 Extraction Limited. We specialise in the extraction of high-value active compounds from botanicals using Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SFCE). We are based in Morecambe, Lancashire and are establishing an eco extraction hub in the North West (UK). We work in partnership with Lancaster University and are able to offer both R&D and Commercial scale extraction capability.
The services we offer to clients are in three main categories:
- We enable growers to diversify their revenue streams by working with them to identify potential lucrative natural compounds and the crops that contain them.
- We collaborate with industry on innovative and novel processes to extract naturally sourced bio-active compounds from botanicals and other naturally occurring feedstocks.
- Working with clients to prove concept at a laboratory level and then trialling scale up all the way to commercial viability – all in house.
Based in Lancaster, in the North West of England, 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.
CO2E operates in a niche area offering clients the opportunity to realise the full ‘value added’ for the extraction of their bio-actives from natural resources. This at a time when the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries are increasingly seeking natural ‘active’ ingredients for their products.
SCFE has long been regarded as the optimum extraction technique available. Other techniques involving refrigerant gases, butane and hexane extraction have become less popular and even illegal owing to environmental concerns. Other processes such as steam distillation or cold pressing are considered wasteful, and/or time consuming.
What CO2E is able to offer is a holistic or ‘one stop’ service to those clients previously unable to consider CO2 technology for their extractions due to prohibitive cost or simply a lack of availability. Our versatility comes from having both a pilot plant and commercial scale equipment in house. Our R&D facility enables clients to prove concept, optimise the extraction and then move immediately into commercial production – a unique proposition.
Contact the CO2E team today to find out how we can help.