As more countries set to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use, the demand for cannabidiol, essential oil, will grow exponentially in the coming years. This growing demand has driven the essential oil industry to constantly explore ways to enhance current and pioneering new extraction methods to increase and scale up essential oil production through extraction systems that operate reliably and safely.

Supercritical CO2 extraction is one of the leading methods used in the essential oil extraction process. The industry prefers this method as it is:

  • Clean: Unlike other methods that use chemical solvents, this method uses CO2, which is a naturally occurring solvent that produces pure and clean essential oil with little to no post-processing
  • Low operational cost, tried and true proven method: Supercritical CO2 is widely used in other industries such as decaffeinated coffee production and hops extraction for beer brewing.
  • Safety: The extraction process is chemical-free, which means no toxic or volatile solvents to handle and remove, resulting in a safe production process and end-product.

The pump utilized in the Supercritical CO2  extraction method plays a vital role in the overall success of the process. The pump reliability directly correlates to the uptime in the extraction process. With over 85 years of experience, Milton Roy pumps are time-tested for their reliability and performance. In addition, our extensive knowledge and robust design enables the right pump for the application to ensure continuous and efficient extraction.