We are pleased to announce that after several months of due diligence we are now in the position to start our first research project with the University of York.
Following a final meeting on the 13th of February it was confirmed that Lorenza Carta will be the person responsible for working with Natural Science from the University of York’s Green Chemistry team. Lorenza has just finished an MSC in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology and for the first collaborative research project, she will be looking into the commercial viability of various extraction and purification techniques including the analysis of the market leading equipment suppliers and manufacturers.
It is still the long-term objective of Natural Science to construct its own GMP extraction and purification facility so that it can produce hemp derivative products such as distillate and isolate.
The results of this research project will be very helpful in identifying the most competitive equipment suppliers in the market and also looking at the best way to optimize the extraction process to gain as much of desired material in the final products. This collaborative research project will take approximately two months to complete and has now started.
Natural Science and The University of York are now looking at other collaborative research projects for Q2 2020, which will focus on how the biomass reacts to heat during the drying process.