IHF LLC offers hemp and CBD extraction services at our lab in Colorado. We offer tolling services if you send in the hemp biomass to us. We also offer a discount on tolling services if you buy the biomass directly from us. We can convert hemp raw material into decarboxylated and winterized crude oil, CBD distillate, THC-free Distillate and Isolate. Read more about pricing at the bottom of the page.
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What is CBD Extraction?
CBD extraction is a process to extract Cannabidiol from hemp biomass. There are different types of CBD extraction processes with pros and cons. It is important to choose a professional CBD extraction company when looking to turn hemp into CBD distillate, isolate or full-spectrum. IHF LLC offers low-cost CBD extraction at our facility in Colorado Springs. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about our CBD extraction process, machinery and cost.
Types of Extraction Processes
C02 Extraction Method
The process of C02 CBD extraction involves using pressurized carbon dioxide (C02) to extract natural cannabinoids, terpenes and oils from hemp biomass. When C02 reaches a certain temperature, it works as a solvent. Although heated C02 works as a solvent at higher temperatures, it is non-toxic and will not leave toxic left-over residue as a by-product in the finished CBD products. This is obviously one of the main benefits of extracting CBD with the C02 method. The downside is it is much more expensive than other CBD extraction methods.
There are different types of c02 extractions available. One such sub-method is supercritical extraction, which is a higher pressure process. Subcritical extractions are lower pressure and produce smaller yields than supercritical. The benefits of subcritical over supercritical are that the finished product retains more natural terpenes, oils and phytochemicals from the hemp. The downside is that it produces smaller yields than supercritical. Supercritical is used more often for pure CBD isolate and distillate because it damages most of the terpene profile and other phytochemicals. Supercritical C02 extraction will give a higher yield of CBD isolate per lb of hemp biomass.
Ethanol CBD extraction Method
Ethanol is the more popular type of CBD hemp extraction process. Ethanol extraction bases its process off using ethanol as the solvent instead of heated gas in the C02 method. The FDA classes ethanol a Class 3 risk solvent; meaning it has a low risk of acute or chronic toxicity in pharmaceutical manufacturing when the residue is less than 0.5% of the remaining finished product. Many herbal products and extracts are made with the ethanol extraction method. This extraction method is by far the cheapest and fastest method for extracting CBD with very little ethanol residue.
There are two types of ethanol extraction and it is important to know the difference. There are room-temperature and supercooled extraction techniques. Room-temperature cooling preserves more pigments and waxes from the natural hemp flower. Supercooled strips more wax and pigments and is usually the chosen method for producing the cheapest CBD finished isolate and distillate.
Best CBD Extraction Method?
The best extraction method for turning CBD hemp biomass into CBD is really the choice of the client and their goals. Obviously, cost and efficiency come into play when developing bulk CBD products. C02 extraction leaves no solvent residue but is more expensive. Ethanol extraction on the other hand, is much cheaper, efficient but leaves some very trace amounts of ethanol residue behind. As for safety, the FDA regards ethanol extraction as safe under FDA guidelines if the solvent remains under 0.5% of the finished product. At the end of the day, the client must decide the best CBD extraction method for their product or service. Cost, market and type of CBD product will all be determining factors in deciding upon a hemp processing company. If you wish to learn more from one of our experts about choosing an extraction method, please email us here.
Extraction Price Step 1: Biomass into Winterized/Decarboxylated CBD Crude Oil
$30 Flat Rate per pound of hemp biomass
If you supply the hemp biomass to our facility, we will convert the biomass into winterized and decarboxylated cbd crude oil. A customer can expect 55-70% CBD from the crude depending on the quality of hemp biomass flower.
$1.00 per gram flat rate – Crude into CBD Distillate
We charge an additional $1.00 per gram if you wish to turn Winterized/Decarboxylated CBD crude into CBD Distillate
Extraction Price Step 3: Converting CBD Distillate to Isolate
$1.00 per gram flat rate – CBD Distillate to Isolate
We charge an additional $1.00 per gram if you wish to turn CBD Distillate into CBD Isolate
Looking for a Professional CBD Extraction Company?
If you are looking from a professional ethanol CBD extraction company, look no further. Contact IHF LLC to inquire more. A member of our sales team will be happy to answer questions or set up a tour of our top of the line lab in Colorado Springs.