Organic Hydrocarbon Extractions
Hydrocarbons act as non-polar solvents and are both very efficient and comprehensive in extracting critical and desirable components from the plants. We use only 99.9%+ pure solvents in all of our extraction processes and leverage either n-Butane (straight chain) or d-Limonene (cyclic) as the hydrocarbons of choice depending on our clients needs.
Organic Alcohol Extractions
Organic Alcohol has been shown to be one of the most effective cannabinoid solvents that can produce an efficient extraction, while retaining high terpene content, and is also safe for consumption in its raw solvent form. We perform a chilled alcohol extraction to minimize tendency of the polar solvent to capture less-desirable components in the concentrate.
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extractions
CO2 extraction is already a standard extraction method for the food, dry cleaning and herbal supplement industries. The CO2 extraction process allows compounds to be extracted with little damage and low toxicity; it utilizes a high-pressure vessel containing cannabis, which then has Supercritical CO2 inserted into the vessel, and pumped through a filter where it is separated from the plant matter once the pressure is released.
Winterization, Distillation, & Solventless Concentrates
Winterization with a secondary solvent to removes fats and waxes.
Ensuring THC is at compliant levels in crude oil to be sold as a raw hemp product.
Distillate cannabinoid fractions resulting in an oil that is very light in color, has almost no taste or aroma, is very consistent, solvent-free and fully decarboxylated.
Cold water and dry sieve processing of flower material.
What we Do
Botanical Extraction & Refinement - From Soil to Oil
The Loveland Molecular Laboratories extraction facility is one of few licensed and certified facilities in the State of Colorado focused on whole-plant, non-psychotropic cannabinoid processing of botanical material. The laboratory is housed in a 2500 square ft. facility in Loveland, Colorado. In addition to processing all product from the Elite Botanicals farms, we are able to provide processing services to 3rd-parties across a variety of botanical extraction methodologies, solvents, and systems.
• Organic alcohol extractions and distillation
• Organic hydrocarbon extractions (n-Butane & d-Limonene)
• Super-critical CO2 for selective extractions
• Winterization, Decarboxylation & Fractional Distillation
Loveland Molecular Laboratories has a staff of trained experts capable of producing pure, consistent and potent whole-plant extractions with no residual solvents. Aligned with leading chemists, engineers and scientists, Loveland Molecular Laboratories is working with advanced distillation procedures using green solvents while continually striving to advance the state of cannabinoid processing and terpene isolation for the industry.