CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) says it is building a state-of-the-art supercritical fluid extraction system to produce high value cannabis extracts for Canada’s Island Garden Inc. (CIGI).
“We are very excited to be introducing our new extraction lab in partnership with Canada’s Island Garden,” says David Campbell, chief operating officer of AESI. “Through our work with CIGI we have designed a state of the art, modular and self-contained supercritical fluid extraction lab. The lab is completely portable and takes up a limited footprint, so it can be shipped from Prince Edward Island across the globe.”
Campbell adds that the new modular system is expected to be up and running at CIGI in the summer of 2017.
This system is a modular adaptation of AESI’s CO2 extraction systems, which produce contaminant free oil extracts for the global medical marijuana industry. Unlike organic solvent extraction methods, CO2 extraction is clean and green and is quickly becoming the gold standard for residual free cannabis extracts.
“The demand for oil from licensed cannabis producers is consistently increasing, and it is our goal to adapt and respond to this growing demand,” says Edwin Jewell, president of CIGI. “We are thrilled to be entering this market with a company that has a reputation for creating top quality equipment, as it is always our objective to produce an end product that is the most safe and effective for the end consumer. We are confident that we can meet this objective with AESI.”
Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. and Canada’s Island Garden are two of more than 50 companies that make up the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Cluster.