Our Vision at Draconis Technologies, will take the current technology from a costly, complex-to-operate, highly labor-intensive, and inefficient, energy wasting batch-processing into a highly automated, continuous flow of the 21st century industrial-scale, and energy-efficient CBD facility.
Paul T Baskis has had 30 plus years of track record research and development, inventions, facility design and engineering work that has resulted in the awarding of more than 60 patents worldwide dealing with Waste to Energy and Waste Water. Several of Baskis’ patents have been and/or are currently used in commercial wastewater, food processing and/or biomass/animal renderings to liquid fuel facilities.
Our many Businesses, including Draconis Extraction/Distillation that utilize Baskis’ patents have received prestigious awards, and recognition from Scientific American, National Geographic, Time, Money Magazine and many others. One common thread in Baskis’ work has been to find the most energy-efficient way of extracting and converting Carbon, the building block of all organic life-forms, into useful products, using methods and technologies that are inspired and derived from natural processes.
Extraction & Distillation technologies that use ethanol, alcohol, butane or other solvents have been in widespread use in the food sector, medical and recreational sectors for nearly a century, though its use declined after cannabis was outlawed in 1937. The ethanol-based E&D technologies experienced a revival in the 1970s, and scaled up in the mid-1990s when several manufacturers began to build, sell and lease industrial-scale facilities. While some E&D facilities use alcohol or butane, ethanol-based facilities are now most widely used due to the fact that they are safer, healthier and more cost-effective to operate. Ethanol-based E&D technologies are now best known for being a low-cost way of producing large amounts of hemp-derived oil products.
On the other hand, CO2 extraction technologies have a much briefer history, dating back to German efforts in the 1930s and 1940s to extract oil from shale. When the war ended, these large- scale CO2 extractors were repurposed to extract hops for the beer industry. CO2 supercritical extraction technologies became more widely used in the CBD, hemp industry during the last couple of decades.
Baskis’ patented ethanol-based E&D technology introduces low-cost improvements and refinements to existing ethanol-based E&D technologies. These refinements allow for improvements to the productivity and safety of the process, greater control over the quality of the output, lower facility build and operating costs, nearly fully automated facilities, and it dramatically increases the energy efficiency of the process. In fact, Baskis CBD facilities will be the most energy-efficient facilities in the world as a result of Baskis’ nearly 30-year history of working in the WTE sector.
Baskis began to focus his research and development into CBD technologies in 2014 when he realized that, with minor changes, WTE technologies and inventions, that convert any biomass (including harvest residues into biogas and bio-diesel fuels), he had been perfecting for nearly 30 years could easily be applied to extracting CBD oil from hemp.
Baskis’ interest in CBD oils was partly the result of interacting with his son, Steve Baskis and his friends and other Veteran friends we have known. Some of whom were using CBD oils to help them deal with the physical and psychological scars of being wounded warriors from the Iraq and/or Afghanistan wars. Baskis was determined to find a way to produce large amounts of CBD oils at a more affordable cost, which he was quickly able to accomplish after adapting his latest WTE patent to work on hemp.
After numerous tests on hemp flower, including test results from third-party labs, confirmed the viability and productivity of his technology, Baskis filed his CBD patent in 2015, which was granted in February 2018. With the Patent in hand, Baskis began to reach out and network with leading players in the CBD and medical marijuana industries to find suitable partners in order to bring his game-changing CBD Patent to market.
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