Christoph Markmann, Sales Director
The cannabis industry is witnessing incredible growth over the last few years, with many countries pivoting to onboard with cannabis legalization and acceptance. This growing promise of cannabis is making businesses seize the opportunity to enhance crude oil extraction from cannabis biomass. As biomass processing undergoes the process of extraction, evaporation and further processing, employing these steps in conventional, individual machines affects the quality of crude oil.
This is where DEVEX comes in with all-in-one, turnkey equipment to streamline and optimize cannabis biomass processing to extract pure crude oil. As a global leader in bioextraction technology, DEVEX offers a proprietary cryogenic ethanol extraction system—CryoEXS—and designs and builds factories, machines and plants focused on extraction, evaporation and other necessary technologies.
“With our best-in-class CryoEXS, we serve the global key players in pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries, in crude oil extraction starting from ethanol cooling to cryo-ethanol extraction, ethanol recovery, and decarboxylation, in just one kit,” says Christoph Markmann, Sales Director, DEVEX.
The features of CryoEXS are multifold. CryoEXS uses a time and cost-efficient processing method with integrated winterization, which reduces overall processing time from days to several hours. It extracts a minimal amount of fats and waxes and has filter options for various needs. The machine does not require harmful solvents like pentane, hexane or butane, and is easy to clean, self-drainable, and designed in a way that the crude oil extract is almost free from contamination.
With ethanol used as a solvent in CryoEXS, DEVEX ensures explosion protection by designing the system to endure unsafe atmospheric conditions. To recover and reuse ethanol for other purposes, CryoEXS fully recovers ethanol out of the extraction and evaporation processes.
The DEVEX CryoEXS is available in three standard sizes to handle batch volumes of dried biomass of 100 liters, 300 liters, and 2x 300 liters. The plug-and-operate design ensures faster installation and commissioning. The highly experienced DEVEX team, following a thorough understanding of client’s requirements, customizes CryoEXS for batch volumes based on bulk density and raw material quality. DEVEX also manages maintenance services and spare part supplies. Its control system is designed to guide even unskilled equipment operators through the crude oil extraction process.
Along with its advanced technology, CryoEXS comes with GMP documentation from European medical authorities and is compliant with ATEX regulations or other international regulations. CryoEXS also has specialized parts, materials and design, making it suitable for producing high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients.
With our best-in-class CryoEXS, we serve the global key players in pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries, in crude oil extraction starting from ethanol cooling to cryo-ethanol extraction, ethanol recovery, and decarboxylation, in just one kit
Going beyond crude oil extraction, DEVEX offers multiple solutions for extraction and evaporation equipment for recovery or high concentration liquids or slurries, such as botanical extracts and pharmaceutical liquids. For drying, DEVEX provides batch and continuous dryers to obtain solids and powders.
“As a worldwide supplier of process engineering solutions, our focus is also on instant coffee production systems from green beans to ready-made dried powder,” states Markmann.
With an in-depth experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of extraction plants, DEVEX offers tailor-made systems for herbs, leaves, barks, and wood materials that are extractable either via solid-liquid or liquid-liquid extraction. DEVEX also offers cleaning and solvent management systems, and provides customized machines for processing of various types of batch loads.
As DEVEX’ roster of versatile process engineering solutions continues to speak volumes, the company is proving to be a provider of choice for cannabis businesses, from consulting on the first idea to the successful production of crude oil and even beyond.