Much like cannabis, hemp is ground up and added to the extraction vessel. CO2 is pressurized and passed over the plant material. The pressurized CO2 can either be processed subcritically (low pressure, low temperature) or supercritically (high pressure, high temperature), depending on the desired outcome. Subcritical extracts will require less (if any) post processing, while supercritical extracts will need post processing work to remove undesired plant compounds like fats and waxes.
Using The Fleet, operators can process different parameters on each system, so they can use one system for terpene extraction, one for subcritical, and one for supercritical. The systems can run continuously, which means production can continue 24 hours a day.
With the Fleet, the external chiller will help with Good Manufacturing Processes, which is important when it comes to processing goods intended for human consumption.