Draconis Extraction, Scientist Paul Baskis, Inspired to Create CBD Oil at Affordable Cost with Energy Efficient Technology, to help Veterans and Others deal with Physical and Psychological Scars

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.

To inquire about our Patented technologies, please reach out to us at Draconis Extraction. Follow our Blog to see the exciting news for the future.


Draconis Patented Industrial Scale CBD Extraction and Companion Technologies

Draconis Patented, Industrial Scale, CBD Extraction and Companion Technologies-

Draconis Patented, Industrial Scale Extraction Technology has already developed and is ready to deploy a companion plant for the CBD Extraction/Distillation plant that will take all of the residual coming out of the system and converting it into fuels and high value chemicals such as ethylene, propylene and butylene.  These are the back bone of the plastics industry.

Another companion technology, cellulose Acetate (Rayon) that DET is preparing and discussing, technology with Ravi Randhava, who was known as the father of cellulose acetate and developed the early cellulose acetate processes and products. 

We will be offering a companion plant for large scale systems (100t/day and larger) that will take the residual cellulose fiber and chemically convert it into rayon, the only true renewable plastic.  Rayon is extremely strong and durable.

Also we have plans to develop chemical retting processes that will take the fiber from the cellulose and remove the starch and other components such as lignin.  This process will also soften the fiber and make more like cotton but it will still maintain its hemp strength.

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We at Draconis, are Industrial Hemps Future – The Gateway to a Myriad of Products!

Our Patented CBD Process for extracting CBD/THC is extremely efficient and can produce food grade extract or pharmaceutical grade extract.

The Patent covers the subsequent purification of the extract using high pressure CO2 for producing isolates.

Using CO2 after the plant extraction is much more efficient and keeps you from having a stranded asset. Any post processing is covered for producing purified isolate products.

Our system can process between 25 and 1,000t/day. We are Industrial Hemps future and the gateway to a myriad of products. More to come !



  • This is an all-natural, alcohol extraction process that provides approximately 90% efficiency in the extraction of CBD or THC from cannabis biomass. The system can do a broad spectrum extraction that contains terpenes and Cannabinoids that are extremely biologically active and provides for the best reported effectiveness in the available literature.
  • The system is scalable from small appliances that can be used to produce product for cottage industry producers to commercial and industrial scale systems that would have inputs of 100 to 1,000 tons per day of cannabis biomass.
  • System costs are lower than those associated with high pressure (super critical) carbon dioxide systems and alcohol does not extract the heavier waxes like CO2 systems. The light wax that is extracted can be removed through an easy to add step after the alcohol extraction and prior to distillation.
  • Distillation can be done at atmospheric or it can be accomplished through vacuum distillation with little added expense and a much faster distillation processing.
  • The residual cannabis biomass can be further processed into microcrystalline cellulose and or energy products by adding on processing steps that provide for the production of these products.

Draconis’ Patented Process Technology for CBD extraction and companion technology for ‘Waste to Energy’

Draconis Extraction Technologies has developed and patented an extremely, efficient alcohol, extraction distillation process, that can be used with clones, transplants and seed grown plants.

The system is efficient and recovers 95% or more of the alcohol and at least 90% of the heat, used to distill the oil.

Draconis also has a companion technology to convert the waste material into energy in the form of a biogas, synthetic natural gas, synthetic petroleum and a high fixed carbon fertilizer that will have a 5-5-5 composition.

All of the energy can be used on site to power the facility and excess energy can be wheeled out on the power lines.

Draconis is also developing systems to use some of the residual biomass from fiber production to produce a fine cellulose for the paper industry. Also the cellulose fiber can be treated and converted to rayon for use in the plastic industry.

Please contact, Tommie Baskis, CEO, for more information