Diversey, a leading global hygiene and cleaning company, in partnership with Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) has premiered a revolutionary new cleaning process and clean-in-place (CIP) system for CO2 extraction equipment in the hemp industry.
By reducing the use of ethanol in the cleaning process, Diversey’s new CIP system effectively reduces the capital cost of expansion. The innovative CIP system is constructed as a skid that sits alongside the extraction unit and automates the cleaning process.
“There is nothing else comparable within the industry,” said Robert Bowness, a sector director for Diversey. “The CIP process produces a cleaning efficacy due to the change from ethanol — which works more as a sanitizing agent than as a cleaner — to an alkali process using a food-grade cleaning agent. … Safety is also a big factor in this and, aligned to the stimulus to hemp industry expansion, we confidently anticipate the system will have a significant impact.”