Two U.S. companies collaborated to provide a closed-loop extraction system for the cannabis industry. The all-in-one extraction system makes cannabis processing safer and more efficient while yielding high-quality CBD/THC oil.

According to inTEST Thermal Solutions and ApolloXstill, it is the first closed-loop, turnkey, on-demand ethanol extraction system that takes biomass to high-quality, winterized crude in a high-speed, all-in-one processing system. To meet the high-capacity cooling needs of the extraction application, ApolloXstill enlisted inTEST Thermal Solutions for its expertise in process cooling and precision temperature control.

InTEST Thermal’s line of thermonics chillers use liquid nitrogen to pack a large amount of cooling into a small footprint that integrates into the extraction system. The chiller instantaneously cools large volumes of ethanol to -80°C to support a continuous extraction process.