Making a Profit from Botanical Oil Extraction

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Introduction: The market segment which is making money right now is oil extraction and concentrates. This might be cannabis oil (vape pens), hemp oil (CBDs), or in the nutraceuticals industry, phenols and metabolites. The later is mainly used in the supplement industry in tablet, capsule, and concentrate form (tincture – used to drop into tea, flavor drinks, etc.).

Oil extraction is a value-added segment of the industry, which is more profitable than cultivation, due to the limited number of extractors. Lots of cultivators and large supply, drive prices down. Limited extractors, and small supply, drive prices up.

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Research: The best strategy is to research and study the area you want to focus on, and which industry and consumer to target. If you focus on a niche market, you will have better results, than if you do what everyone else does.

Branding: Having your own brand will identify your product with consistency. It allows the consumer to quickly chose your product, and refer your product to others. Word of mouth is sometimes the best advertising, and best of all it’s free.

Steps to Profit

 

Step 1: Identify your botanical, product, and market. What product do you want to sell, and who is going to buy it ?

Step 2: Identify attributes to your product, and benefits of the botanical. Choose a brand name.

Step 3: Establish a botanical supplier and purity. Have a certified lab test your botanical sample, and indicate pesticide free, and available oil. Negotiate your best price on the botanicals, and insist on regular sample testing, and tracking from growth, harvest, and final delivery.

Step 4: Flavinoids. Do you want your brand product to have flavor ? Botanicals are flavored by compounds called terpenes, which can be removed in the extraction process. They can even be removed, and replaced, with a different flavor (such as removing a hops taste or smell, with vanilla).

Step 5: Establish your market network. This may include direct-to-customer sales (via a website or sales agents), for non-regulated items Amazon, or through retail organizations like dispensaries.

Step 6: Source and assemble your extraction process, including the extraction equipment and any post-processing equipment needed to put the oil or concentrate into a consumer ready format (i.e. vape pens, tincture, etc.). Get competitive quotes on equipment, and go see it in operation before you buy.

Step 7: Develop a comprehensive website, which includes ordering direct, publications on the product, including any scientific research. For fast set-up, use WordPress.

Step 8: Test run your production line, and provide free samples for a limited time.

Step 9: Price your product. A brand name will command a higher price than a generic product. A niche market will also bring higher prices. Do you want a one-time sale, or offer a subscription ?

Step 10: Return on Investment feedback. Set a loop in the chain of supply and sales that allows you to capture and analyze metrics of the cost of goods versus your profit. Adjust your supplier price, and sale price accordingly.

Summary: While this is not a comprehensive list of everything that needs to be done, this will get you on the right path. These steps are merely guidelines, that can get you on the road to profit. You may need to re-number the list, according to your priority and product development. Redefining markets, customers, and profits is a dynamic strategy, since none of those factors are static. Over time, you need to constantly innovate new ways to market and develop your product for a savvy consumer.

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Infinity Supercritical Botanical Oil Extraction Machine Which Uses CO2 as the Solvent

Infinity Supercritical Introduces Fast Filter System for Winterizing Process of Removing Waxes

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April 11, 2018 Addendum: This fast filter technology can also be used to fast filter graphene from graphene processing. The filter allows fast capture of graphene which is currently used in the high-tech sector.

Fast Filter Process for Dewaxing Winterized Liquid – Portable and Modular Fast Filter System – Plug and Play

If you currently use Buchner flasks, consider a Infinity Fast Filter System for dewaxing your winterized solution for up to 10 times faster than conventional filtering.

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Example of dewaxing hops winterized solution – 1 Liter in about 30 seconds

This is the perfect compliment to your botanical extraction system, whether it be hydrocarbons, ethanol, or supercritical CO2.

The modular system includes everything you need to get started, including a vacuum pump, paper filters, and a fast filter system mounted in a cart frame with industrial casters, that can be easily moved by one person. The 1-5L system runs off of 110V and can be solar powered with an inverter for off-grid use.

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The Fast Filter System allows you to process more product, in less time, saving you valuable labor and giving you access to more profits.

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Features and Process:

– Different than Buchner: Fast filtering, can use variety of sorbents (paper, carbon, Zeolites, etc.). No glassware.

– Portable: Self-contained cart-based system is mounted on casters. Tilt and haul away.

– Cleaning: use ethanol to clean surfaces

– Construction: All stainless steel for filtering system.

– Maintenance: Clean surface after use. Change gaskets as desired.

– Vacuum: On-board included system.

– Certifications: FM approved (similar to UL).

– Filtrate (finished concentrate without wax): Collected in stainless collection vessel at bottom of cart. Use rotary evaporator to remove ethanol.

– Wax By-Product: Sell for cosmetics, consumer, surfboard wax, food coatings, polish, wood coating and end sealants, or making candles.

– Paper Filter: Discard after use. May use 24mm diameter filters in 5, 10, 20+ microns.

– Other Filter Media: Carbon, zeolites, and other media.

– Containment Loading Vessel: 1 Liter. Feed rate .5 to 2 Liter per minute depending on wax density.

– Collection Vessel: Up to 10 Liters

– Winterizing Solution: Ethanol to concentrate 10:1

– Scalable and Modular: Mount multiple units on our 24×48 inch footprint caster beam cart for up to 8x capacity.

– Add Capacity: Add capacity as your processing capacity grows.

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Summary: Winterization (ethanol alcohol wash) is done after extraction process to remove unwanted compounds such as wax, fats, and chlorophyll. The primary advantage to winterizing is a more potent CBD (Cannabidiol). The disadvantage is that the final CBD product will contain fewer terpenes (flavor/smell). Terpenes can be purchased separately, or removed prior to extraction run on a CO2 process, and prior to winterization, and then re-added after winterization (final product blend). The Infinity Fast Filter is perfect for the winterizing liquid filter process. The self-contained cart system includes a on-board vacuum system for fast processing. Winterizing Process: 1. Ethanol 10:1 Concentrate  2. 4-24 hours of ethanol oil solution in freezer -20 to -80 C  3. Filter paper in filter, then put oil solution from freezer into filter and turn on vacuum pump.  4. 1L in under 5 minutes.  5. Remove wax from filter, and discard filter.  6. Rotavap to remove ethanol.  Filter Media (Available on Amazon): Paper Filter: removes waxes  Carbon Filter: removes color and other waste components.  Zeolites: Experimental absorber.

For more information, please contact Infinity Supercritical

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Filter Paper Supplies from Amazon (50 cm or 20 inch diameter):

 

Ahlstrom 6170-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 35 Micron, Fast Flow, Grade 617, 50cm Diameter (Pack of 50)

Whatman 1001-500 Quantitative Filter Paper Circles, 11 Micron, 10.5 s/100mL/sq inch Flow Rate, Grade 1, 500mm Diameter (Pack of 100)


Ahlstrom 6310-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 10 Micron, Medium Flow, Grade 631, 50cm Diameter (Pack of 100)

Ahlstrom 6090-5000 Qualitative Filter Paper, 50cm Diameter, 4 Micron, Medium Flow, Grade 609 (Pack of 9)