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The advantages of supercritical CO2

Discover the benefits of
Supercritical CO2
Clean technology
Higher yields
Preserve molecule integrity

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This unique form of CO2 allows increased solubility and a high diffusivity coefficient in raw materials, making extraction more efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional methods.

Why supercritical CO2?

Supercritical CO2 is obtained by increasing the pressure and temperature of carbon dioxide until it becomes a solvent, an intermediate between a gas and a liquid.

Thanks to these properties, supercritical CO2 penetrates to the heart of the material to extract the compounds of interest. By varying the extraction operating parameters, we can control the solvent power of CO2 and thus select the extracted molecules or compounds according to their chemical nature.

Supercritical fluids are used as effective solvents in processes such as extraction, impregnation, particle formation (SAS, PGSS, RESS), formulation, sterilization, coating of compounds, extraction of active ingredients, cleaning and chemical reactions, and others to be discovered.

Respect for the environment

No effluent production and non-polluting

No waste production

Supercritical CO2
green technology

Non-toxic / non-flammable / safe

Using a green solvent such as scCO2 requires fewer resources

Easily available and fully recoverable

The advantages of supercritical CO2
for your extraction

This unique form of CO2 allows increased solubility and a high diffusivity coefficient in raw materials, making extraction more efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional methods.

Higher extraction efficiency

Gentle process that does not damage the plant or the raw material

No CO2 residue in the final extract

Extraction from fresh or dry raw materials

Supercritical CO2 is an excellent substitute for conventional solvents

As a “solvent”, supercritical CO2 can replace common solvents such as hexane, ethanol, ethyl acetate or acetone, but depending on technical conditions, it can also be a source of innovation, leading to new products, applications and processes (desolvation, drying, texturization, carbodistillation, etc.).

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An ecological and economic asset

This solvent is “green” because the CO2 used in the process is a recovered product. It is itself a co-product generated during certain industrial processes. It is therefore easily recovered and reused for future extractions. This method requires less energy and resources than a conventional process. As well as being more environmentally friendly, supercritical CO2 also offers other economic advantages. It is more cost-effective than traditional chemical solvents, which can leave undesirable chemical residues in the final products. Supercritical CO2 leaves no residue, simplifying post-processing.

Multiple uses

Supercritical CO2 is already used in many industries, including food production, pharmaceuticals and perfumery. However, its development potential is still immense and could be used in many other sectors.

Supercritical CO2 represents a unique opportunity to build a greener, more economical future. It’s important to continue exploring and developing this technology to ensure a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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