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Supercritical CO₂ Extraction

Supercritical CO₂ (sCO₂) natural and non-toxic yet one of the most powerful solvents in nature

Are you a coffee/tea producer looking for a less toxic solvent to effectively decaffeinate your product? Or a functional foods ingredient producer looking for a natural way to extract active ingredients? Or are you looking for an environmentally friendly way to extract ornachloride pesticides or metals from your crops, safely replacing harsher solvents?

By increasing the temperature and pressure of your CO₂, you can reach a supercritical phase where CO₂ has a gas like diffusion (fills up the space like a gas) and a liquid like density. In this state, the CO₂ becomes one of the best solvents in nature. Additionally, our CO₂, recuperated from clean industrial emissions, has a very low carbon footprint. This is why an increasing number of food ingredients and coffee producers are using sCO₂ in their extraction processes.

With our state-of-the-art sCO₂ laboratory and extensive know how, we can help you determine the ideal settings for your specific extraction needs.

Why Choose sCO₂?

There are numerous benefits to choosing sCO₂ to extract desired active substances or undesired elements:


Mature technology with a growing number of applications

Cost Effectiveness

Economical compared to other alternatives


CO₂ is non-flammable and non-toxic

Precision and Tunability

Compounds extracted are soluble in CO₂ under varying pressures, allowing you to perform selective extractions

Quality Preservation

Low process temperatures ensure an optimal product quality preservation


Same yields as with organic solvents


Low environmental impact and smaller carbon footprint than harsher solvents


Air Products gases, typically provided in gaseous and liquid form, enable customers in a wide range of industries to improve their environmental performance, product quality, and productivity.

Carbon Dioxide

Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their industry and application knowledge to provide you with a compressed or liquid carbon dioxide supply and technology solution to meet your unique needs.

Bulk Supply

Delivered by truck and stored on your site either as a liquid in cryogenic tanks or as a gas in high-pressure tubes based on your volume, desired pressure, purity level, flow rate, and operating pattern.

CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions

A convenient and cost-effective solution for larger operations. CryoEase® tanks are available in a range of sizes. The CryoEase® service simplifies your gas supply by eliminating the need to handle cylinders, stock taking and ordering.

Do you want to hear more about sCO₂?

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