MoSES Co2 Extraction System
Sk-Skrlj provides us the best solution for the production of substances that have potential applications in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and dermo-cosmetic sectors.
With the SK-Skrlj MoSES system, we perform supercritical CO2 extractions of plant-based compounds such as active ingredients, terpenoids, fatty acids, heavier waxes, and color components.
The MoSES sub and supercritical CO2 extraction system feature a completely safe, fully automated, and consistently efficient method of botanical extraction.
With an average cycle of 6 hours per run, The MoSES is capable of processing up to 4000kg of (hemp) biomass annually.
The extraction machine, being a closed-loop system boasts a 95% recovery of CO2 which is recuperated and reused in the next cycle.
The operator has full control over the whole process with the intuitive touchscreen panel. This enables precise manipulation of CO2s unique solvent properties by changing the pressure and temperature during the extraction.
Modulation of said parameters allows us to make different fractions of extraction and select what we want in our final product. This way we greatly diminish the need for post-processing steps.
Essentia Pura has established its own analytical division which is able to perform high-quality analytics of different oils, herbs, and natural extracts.
The main focus of supercritical extraction consists of extracts produced from natural materials. All our CO2 extracts are oil-soluble. Some have a waxy consistency and can be liquefied by the gentle application of heat and then incorporated into any oil or fat phase.
We are producing two types of extracts: the CO2-se (selective) and the CO2-to (total) extracts. The former is roughly comparable to traditional steam distillates (essential oils) and the latter to traditional hexane extracts (oleoresins).
All plant material is naturally dried and extracted in supercritical carbon dioxide. The quality of the raw materials and final products is tested and traceable according to the high standards using supercritical chromatography system UPC2 (Waters Inc.).
We are producing also highly concentrated ethanol tinctures which are produced using ultrasonic ethanol extraction and vacuum concentrated. In the production of our products, CO2 (carbon dioxide) is used to extract the aromatics from plant materials instead of hydrocarbons or steam. Under high pressure, CO2 is compressed until it has the density of a liquid and becomes “supercritical” carbon dioxide – neither a gas nor a liquid. In this state, it is able to act as a gentle and pure solvent.
The beauty of this method of extraction is that the CO2 quickly and completely evaporates, leaving no residue and the process does not require heat. The resulting oil has an aroma closer to the natural plant than a steam distilled essential oil.
Select CO2 Extraction uses lower pressure and the resulting oil is closer to the essential oil as only the lighter aromatic components are extracted. Total CO2 Extraction uses a higher pressure which dissolves more of the constituents of the plant. The result can be thicker or waxier and more closely resembles the whole plant rather than just the essential oil fraction of the plant.