One of the huge benefits of supercritical CO2 is the tunability of the process through modulation of temperature, pressure and co-solvent inclusion. This means that for any one specific feedstock, achieving the highest extraction yield, or producing an extract with the highest concentration of a particular target compound requires optimisation of these conditions.
Our ‘optimisation process’ is often applied to novel biomass feedstocks not currently explored with SCF extraction. We understand that the cost of SCF extraction has long been a prohibitive factor in the choice of extraction techniques, meaning that many extractions are historically done using less than ideal processes. We are keen to re-explore the processing of these feedstocks with our clients, as well as investigating completely novel feedstocks made achievable only by working closely with a SCF processor such as ourselves.
We also work with clients at the other end of the spectrum, exploring a range of feedstocks with a particular target compound in mind. This may involve screening multiple biomass with a similar chemical composition to understand which feedstock would be most suitable for the end application.
Contact the CO2E team today to find out how we can help.