Supercritical CO2 Extraction and Purification
Aqueous Gold (AG), located in Santa Barbara, California, is an early stage technology company building the only continuous supercritical CO2 extraction and purification equipment. Our patented equipment can reclaim valuable products, or extract the hazardous molecules from waste streams. It can deliver low cost ultra-pure separations for biofuels, nutraceuticals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics, and foods. It can make low cost separations of edible oils and petrochemicals. It can pasteurize or sterilize fruit or vegetable juice, retaining all the original fresh squeezed nutrition and flavor. We are developing a new capability for petroleum pre-purification of crude oil at the wellhead. AG-Continuous technology costs much less than batch CO2, and replaces destructive conventional thermal methods, by purifying or extracting below body temperature, so no thermal damage can occur. We recycle CO2 for a carbon neutral footprint, and provide huge energy savings compared with all thermal methods.