Botanical Extraction News from Infinity Supercritical


$49,000 10L Supercritical CO2 Shop Demo Zero Hours (Until July 31): More Info

$89,000 Innovative Pricing 10L CO2 Extraction System: More Info

$149,000 Complete CO2 Extraction System: More Info

Pro Tips and Training for CO2 System: More Info

Technology for Supercritical CO2 Extraction: More Info

Video for Infinity Supercritical CO2: More Info

Parts for Sale (pumps, seals, valves): More Info

Payback on Extractor System as short as 11 days (ROI): More Info

High Quality Full Spectrum Oil: More Info

Email: greg@infinitysupercritical.com

TEL: 608-238-6001

Shop Demo For Sale

Shop Demo For Sale

News and Specials

Shop Demo Supercritical CO2 Extractor 10L full spectrum botanical oil extraction (put down a deposit to hold the deal for 30 days).

One (1) System Available. Zero processing hours, tested, crated and ready to ship.

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Email: Make offer on demo system

Hemp Investor and Business Strategy: Extract, Bottle, and Sell Direct

Hemp Investor and Business Strategy: Extract, Bottle, and Sell Direct

Starting a Hemp Extraction Business

With the incessant demand for consumer grade hemp rich products, along with isolate for product infusion, there is a bottleneck between harvest and concentrate extraction. This is because most farmers don’t have funding or capabilities to perform extraction. Third party extractors, termed toll processors, often demand a 50 percent toll for their services. Unfortunately, there aren’t many processors available and many are unreliable.

Of the extraction systems available on the market, they are high-priced, legacy-based systems that perform inefficiently, and effectively cause a bottleneck in processing.

Infinity Supercritical recognized these inherency’s in 2015, and established a line of technologically advanced extraction systems.

Why Now ?

Timing: The market has a high demand for CB D rich hemp products.

Opportunity for this market exists as processors scramble to meet demand, with legacy extraction systems. Unfortunately, ethanol extraction falls short with a inferior product that doesn’t have good terpene retention. Starting a Hemp Extraction Business (pdf)

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The $399 DIY Full Spectrum Oil Extraction System for Home or Small Business

The $399 DIY Full Spectrum Oil Extraction System for Home or Small Business

$399 DIY At-Home Mason Jar Hemp Extraction for Full Spectrum Oil

Micro Botanical Oil Extractor and formulation system using the most advanced induction mixing technology. From farm to table, this oil extractor is perfect for full spectrum hemp and other nutraceutical and essential oil botanicals using the latest green extraction technology. The same mixing technology can also be used to deploy your botanical extraction into a DIY skin cream.

1. Buy certified and legal organic farm-fresh hemp flower (wet or dry).

2. Grind or put whole flower into Mason jar.

3. Add carrier oil (Olive or Rice Bran Oil).

4. Replace pump top with Stainless Steel high micron filter.

5. Turn on magnetic mixer.

Result: The oil extracts the full spectrum hemp oil. You can then dispense (via pump top on Mason jar) for external use, or use to make full spectrum hemp oil skin creams in the same jar.

Start a Business: Make extractions to start a business and sell online or at the farmers market. Mix and sell directly in Mason Jar (touch-free), or make into high value skin cream or salve.

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Order Now: SwissMixIt Starter Kit $399 includes shipping for USA customers


Sell Products Showcase

The Infinity Supercritical CO2 hemp extractor can make craft extractions for your organic hemp flower. These range from making infused hemp cigarettes, hemp cigars ($20/each retail), tinctures, D8, and skin creams. We have a separate skin cream maker system which uses touch-free induction mixing for high value skin cream products (not limited to hemp, but can use any infused oil or botanicals).

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Green County Hemp processes with two of our 10L systems.

Green County Hemp processes with two of our 10L systems.

Pro Tips and Consulting Services From Brook at Green County Hemp

Fee based support is available from these groups who own Infinity Supercritical extraction systems and use them on a weekly basis to produce product that they sell for a profit.

Brook Bartels (see email link below)

Green County Hemp:

Owns (2) 10L Systems | Specializes in hemp and hemp extract products | Consulting Services: Start-up, training, optimization, marketing, on-site available, post-processing, CO2 pump | (Wisconsin, Midwest, online support).

Pro Tips from Brook (updated on April 14, 2021):

Brook says that pump cooling is not required if the chiller is run closer to 40F, and the liquid CO2 reservoir is at a higher pressure (near 700 psi). Also said that matching the Collection Vessel (CC) closer to reservoir pressure resulted in beautiful quality honey looking oil extract. Brook runs for 2-3 hours and says running longer than that does not extract any appreciable amount of extract (i.e. waste of time for hemp). Green County Hemp (using two 10L Infinity Supercritical extractors)

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Email: Brook for Support Request

Email: Brook at Green County Hemp

Green County Hemp Process and Extraction
CO2 Cavitation Device Used for Pumping and Sonochemistry Experiments

CO2 Cavitation Device Used for Pumping and Sonochemistry Experiments

Producing Alcohol from Liquid CO2

Infinity has already built lots of closed-loop supercritical CO2 systems, and experimented with CO2 cavitation to make a one-moving-part liquid CO2 pump.

Infinity currently sells a cart-mounted portable on-demand supercritical CO2 phase change system for $150,000 which can be used for the experiments listed below, along with many others. It is a cart which was designed to fit through any standard door, hallway, or elevator and has heaving duty casters for mobility.

We are currently looking for funding to develop the following:

1. On-Demand CO2 to Alcohol: Using our closed-loop liquid CO2 phase change system, adding Nafion in the process to make alcohol. Inputs: Liquid CO2, water, and electricity. About 3-4 kW to make a liter of alcohol (from lab experiments).

2. CO2 to Alcohol with In-Situ Power Generation: Using our closed-loop supercritical CO2 phase change system, produce the power via miniature CO2 turbine generator of static electricity generator (SEG) to power the conversion via Nafion.

3. Spin-To-Liquid (STL): A novel one-step approach to producing alcohol from liquid CO2 using a cavitation device with Nafion. This is a one-moving-part device employing sonochemistry with inputs of water and liquid CO2. Electricity is produced in-situ. Shaft rotation is required to spin the device (this can be done via a electric motor, pressure expanding turbine, or other shaft rotation such as a wind turbine).

You can further our efforts by buying our $150,000 systems (which we build - and have four in stock) or by considering an investment to fund our development.

Teaser: Why was Nikola Tesla so fascinated with static electricity and spinning discs ? Our guess is that he had already found the worlds best battery - water. The Tesla turbine (while a fascinating pump) was actually a static electricity generator originally designed to charge water. All of his Colorado Springs experiments revolved around static electricity. Power generation and (wireless) transportation was via static electricity.

The New Chemistry of Fuel Cells (pdf download)

Email: Investor for Reverse Fuel Cell CO2 to Alcohol Questions

Innovative Reverse Fuel Cell Converts Waste CO2 Into Valuable Chemicals 10x Faster (note: Infinity did this in 2004)


Frequently Asked Questions

Why not go fully automated ?

CO2 extraction is already a legacy extraction method. In 2015 we surveyed industry extraction professionals and they wanted a semi-automated machine. We also surveyed Apeks Supercritical customers, and found their dissatisfaction with automation when the power when out (the CO2 was automatically vented, providing huge loss of CO2, which happens more regularly than you’d think), and software update issues. Apparently there were a number of lawsuits initiated because of unhappy customers. So we decided to apply our pressure vessel knowledge from our renewable energy systems (organic rankine cycle) to this industry. We made a system that was semi-automated. The only issues we have are with the Cat310 pump (as with every other extractor manufacturer who has problems with CO2 pumps).

What are the issues ? CO2 is high pressure. Sealing high pressure is difficult and expensive. Pumping a CO2 gas can be done with a diaphragm pump, which requires an external (loud and another maintenance item) air compressor (Apeks), or a liquid CO2 pump using pistons (most common and effective for liquid pumping). Other pumps exist, but cannot tolerate the pressure, unless you go exotic (i.e. expensive).

Why not just invent a new reliable pump ? We did. It was a liquid CO2 cavitation pump (see photo). One moving part. Magnetic seals. No pistons. No maintenance. Nobody had an interest in buying it.

What is the market ?

Below $10,000: Everyone can afford to buy at this price, but the extraction amount is low, customer service support high, and most at this level are in the hobby-want-to-be-commercial extractor, with very high expectations of profit. This is the group with the lowest amount of professional business prowess, and least educated to make a profit. Turnover, support, and refunds are high in this group. The general customer type is angry, and provide lots of threats (i.e. lawsuits, extortion, harm, fake social media posts, etc.).

$20,000-$50,000: Niche market and most active for purchases and businesses that want to make money and more professional.

Above $50,000: More professional clients, but harder to sell product.

Above $300,000: Most desired, but least available.

What has the Pandemic done to sales ? Sales have tanked. Nobody is spending money in this industry for equipment. The hemp market has seen raw hemp flower bottom out, since everyone wanted to grow this new novel crop.

What is the best technology ? Water extraction or oil-oil extraction. Both of these methods do not require high pressure, expensive fittings, or a CO2 pump (which is the heart of any CO2 system, and the most problematic). Either system can be push-button (for the operator factor).


Infinity Supercritical Review: Ethanol Extraction. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Infinity Supercritical Review: Ethanol Extraction. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Date: 1/20/2019

Ethanol Extraction

With the huge influx of hemp flower and demand for hemp derived full spectrum oil and CB D, processors have turned to huge batch fed extraction methods.

Ethanol extraction is a low initial cost entry method to get a fast botanical extract. For the processor, it’s a quick way to turn cash flow.

For the consumer, they are unwittingly purchasing a product that is cheap to produce, but lacks the robust components when using CO2, or water extraction. Think of product shorting.

The long term results of ethanol processing are higher consumable costs, a highly flammable process requiring fire code compliance (Class 1 Div 2 D), and poor quality product. On the consumer side, the product shorting may not actually address why the consumer purchased the product in the first place (i.e. reducing inflammation from valuable terpenes and CB’s).

Fast Extraction: Large quantities of hemp need to be extracted at harvest time, and ethanol is one extraction method for bulk processing fast.

Low Capital Cost: Large batch fed assemblies are inexpensive to acquire.

Big Batch Quantity: .5 to .6 gallons of ethanol per pound botanical input. Can scale up to almost any size tank or batch.

Super Chill Extraction and Winterization: If you chill with CO2 or nitrogen down below -70 F, you can optimize extraction and winterization simultaneously.

Poor Overall Efficiency: Unless you use good quality (expensive) ethanol, poor overall extraction efficiency.

Terpenes: Poor terpene retention.

Appearance and Bitter Taste: Unless high quality solvent, expect green tints and bitter taste from chlorophyll.

Lack of Active Hemp Components: Depending on process, you may lose terpenes and CB’s.

Ethanol Recovery: A slow process to recover some of the consumable.

Lipids (Waxes): Ethanol pulls out long chain fatty acids very efficiently.

TIME: Carbon Filtering. Many processors use carbon filters to remove the green tint and bitter taste, which also removes the CB’s.

Poor Quality Ethanol: Expensive ethanol has low water content (good). Cheap ethanol (80-90 proof for example) has water content, which further reduces the quality of the extract (i.e. more green, bitter tasting chlorophyll, and poor extraction efficiency (bad).

Ethanol Storage Compliance vs. Expensive Rotary Evaporators: There are some huge compliance issues for storage. A potential solution is a large, but expensive, rotary evaporator to increase ethanol recovery.

CAS 64-17-5

Class 1 Division 2 Group D flammable liquid

Ethanol Extraction. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. (pdf download)

Ethanol Extraction



New to the site are reviews of research topics for the botanical extraction industry. Topics Review Articles

Vortex Extraction and Separation

Vortex Extraction and Separation

Botanical Oil Extraction VORTEX TUBE (Air and Water)

Infinity has experimented with many technologies which perform cell lysis. One of those is the fascinating vortex tube. It has traditionally used for pressuried air to produce spot cooling and heat, along with separation functions in the oil and gas industry. The vortex converts pressure into rotational energy (over 1,000 g force) which effectively becomes a centrifuge liquids (air, water, oil, etc.). The high g forces can result in cell lysis, and the rotational element can separate resulting extract. Video (YouTube)

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Wordpress sucks - we I wrote our own Filemaker Web Page Maker

Wordpress sucks - we I wrote our own Filemaker Web Page Maker

Why I Left Wordpress and developed my own Web Page Engine

For the past 6 years I've been using WordPress. Initially, I thought it was super easy to build and maintain websites (I had over six), but then quickly realized it was the big Trojan Horse in the room. Basically, they lure you in with flashy sites, then bog you down with Microsoft-like annoyances (uploading plug-ins to fix basic site user experience problems) and other inherencies. One feature I loved was a mobile upload using a smartphone app. It was great until I found out that images were not rotated properly, and yes, you guessed it, there's a plug-in to fix that. So annoying. It got so bad I found myself spending more time trying to fix the base operability than actually building content.

So I decided to rely on what I know best. And that was FileMaker Database. The essence of FileMaker is to storage and manage data, and replicate success, while eliminating having to do things over and over. I used this basic foundation to write a database which stored all my content (text), links, images, and pdfs and then present them in a logical format based on functionality and good content creation tags presented by the search engine Google (most searches are done from their base). This includes tags they consider important, and leaving out the gobbledygook that is not necessary.

Time savings from not dealing with WordPress issues, image management, and basic user experience were quickly realized. While more time is spent on developing a strategy, the huge time savings by eliminating duplication and confusion quickly bubbled to the top.

Now I can build, modify, and create content quickly and easily. The images and pdfs are contained within the app, so I don't have to worry about managing separate folders of each. Keep your images web friendly at around 300kb and pdf documents the same. If you need huge files, then store them remotely (separately) and link to them for speed. For movies, use Vimeo and YouTube as your storage medium and link or embed them. This not only broadens your exposure to the web for visibility, but allows you to build additional SEO and page ranking. This happens intrinsically when you link back.

The basic premise of the Web Engine strategy is to have a web page, which is comprised of blocks of information (similar in nature to WordPress, but delivered much better). Gone or endless options on text type and size and confusion in WordPress. Each page is part of a group of pages for your website. Blocks comprise the content of that page, also part of a database. Each block has options for text only, image only, text and image, or raw data (in case you want to utilize code which already exists in HTML format). Using any of those options gives you complete control of appearance and delivery.

Gone is the contact page. Instead, why not give interested viewers the ability to contact you from the top and bottom

of the page. I've never understood why it has to be an Easter Egg hunt just to send and email or make a call.

First Principles is the living methodology of Nikola Tesla and Elon Musk. Make it yours. That is, functionality over form (purpose vs. flash).

Who is this type of web strategy good for ? Those who want to delivery a message quickly, efficiently, and those who want to deploy information.

We base the business functionality of this strategy incorporating the QR code. The QR code gives quick link access to information. We recommend you put one on each page, which when printed out (each webpage generated can be printed out on standard format paper), gives the reader the ability to point their smartphone at the code and immediately link up to the page, or to order a part, or to reference a fix, or to buy a product. Instantly. Quickly.

Eliminate manual duplication. With WordPress, there was a time when you could duplicate information. For some reason, that was eliminated (of course, unless you search, find, and activate a plug-in). This means that had to manually work around the issue and take time to duplicate a page, a block, or other information. With Web Engine, duplicating pages or blocks is as simple as clicking a button. Because this is a database, you can export lots of pages, blocks, or other information, and then import them back in as new. Simple. Fast.

Make information handling simple. Any website is basically a information management system. The better you can strategize and have that information automatically organized, gives you the leading edge over your competition. Some of my background is developing equipment and systems, which involve lots of parts. My biggest pet peeve was not being able to just click, buy, and ship. The antiquated dealer network, dealer relationship, quotes, and purchase orders were just a waste of time. Give me information to buy, and let me buy. Save my time so I can go have fun or focus on what I actually enjoy doing. No, I don't need to have lunch with my supplier rep, and develop a relationship with a person just to buy a part. What I want is information quickly, accurately, and the ability to act on it. Streamlined. Efficient.

If you want to empower yourself, your ideas, and your content, consider Web Engine. It's a choice that gives you the freedom to develop, build, maintain, and deliver.

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