Hemp Extraction and Processing 101
Dr. Jon Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, extraktLAB | United Science
In this talk, we will give an overview of the process of extracting hemp into CBD oils. We will discuss start up and operating costs, products, and facilities requirements. We will review the success factors for existing operations and give recommendations for getting started. Learning Objectives: Learn about the hemp processing workflow. Learn about the startup and operating costs. Learn about the kinds of products that can be made. Learn about the requirements for facilities and quality. Learn about the top 5 success factors for hemp processing startups.
Dr. Thompson is the founder and CEO of United Science, an innovative equipment company with a long, highly successful history of putting hundreds of companies in the business of cannabis extraction, formulations, and manufacturing. Most well known for their extraktLAB supercritical CO2 extractors, the company manufacturers cannabis and hemp processing equipment in an ASME accredited, ISO 9001:2015 certified, 30,000 ft2 facility in St Croix Falls, WI, USA. The company also operates its Institute for the Advancement of Bioprocessing and Formulations in a fully operational, 75,000 ft2 GMP certified, Certified Organic hemp processing facility in a nearby location. The facility currently processes five tons of hemp per day into CBD oils. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Thompson, extraktLAB equipment is renowned for full turnkey extraction capabilities. These include: winterization equipment, short path distillation, wiped film evaporators, bucking machines, supercritical CO2 extraction and manufacturing execution software with batch recording capability. The equipment is known for having the highest throughput, smallest footprint, lowest energy consumption and most scalable CO2 extraction process in the industry. Dr. Thompson has a track record of writing winning cannabis licenses and has implemented hundreds of start-up operations in Canada, Europe and throughout the US for various clients. Dr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry and a Doctor of Chemistry degree from the University of Minnesota.