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Botanical Extraction & Refinement Certification

If you're new to botanical extraction or looking to train new employees, start off on the right foot with BVV University! Our university suite is centered around our Botanical Extraction & Refinement Certification which was made in accordance with NFPA guidelines.

Just a $499 investment.

Helping extractors learn how to operate the industry's top brands

and much more!

Helping extractors learn how to operate the industry's top brands

and much more!

All in one place, at your own pace

In this self-paced course, we demystify the complex process of extracting botanical compounds utilizing the industry's leading botanical extraction and post-processing methods.  We cover all the equipment and procedures necessary to perform solvent-based botanical extractions including, ethanol extraction, hydrocarbon extraction, color remediation, winterization, solvent recovery, vacuum purging, devolatilization, short path distillation, evaporative crystallization, and cooling crystallization while providing in-depth explanations of each botanical extraction & refinement processes, including how to perform each process safely and efficiently

Upon passing the final exam with a grade of 80% or higher, you will be awarded a certificate of completion that affirms your successful fulfillment of all program requirements.

Botanical Extraction & Refinement
Course Curriculum

Just a $499 investment.

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Micro-courses

Don't want to do the full certification...?  Try our micro-courses.

BVV University covers theory and implementation, from extraction to crystallization, teaching you how to perform each process safely and efficiently. Beyond our botanical extraction & Refinement Certification, our micro-courses teach you the theory and implementation behind ethanol & hydrocarbon extraction, winterization & color remediation, rotary evaporation & vacuum Purging, Devolatilization & distillation, and evaporative & cooling crystallization.

Botanical Extraction & Refinement

Botanical extraction is a fascinating process used widely to create some of the modern products used daily. From medicine to cleaning agents, powerful botanical compounds can be extracted from a wide variety of different plants. In this Course, we will introduce the different methods of solvent-based botanical extraction along with some of the most common post-processing methods of refinement used to create botanical extracts.

Hydrocarbon
Extraction 101

Hydrocarbon extraction is a widely used botanical extraction method that utilizes light hydrocarbon solvents like butane and propane to extract botanical compounds. Hydrocarbon extraction is preferred by many botanical extractors due to its high yields and low solvent recovery temperatures. These highly versatile extraction solvents lend themselves to producing a high purity botanical concentrate with little to no post-processing.

Botanical Extraction & Refinement

Botanical extraction is a fascinating process used widely to create some of the modern products used daily. From medicine to cleaning agents, powerful botanical compounds can be extracted from a wide variety of different plants. In this Course, we will introduce the different methods of solvent-based botanical extraction along with some of the most common post-processing methods of refinement used to create botanical extracts.

Hydrocarbon
Extraction 101

Hydrocarbon extraction is a widely used botanical extraction method that utilizes light hydrocarbon solvents like butane and propane to extract botanical compounds. Hydrocarbon extraction is preferred by many botanical extractors due to its high yields and low solvent recovery temperatures. These highly versatile extraction solvents lend themselves to producing a high purity botanical concentrate with little to no post-processing.

Ethanol Extraction 101

Ethanol extraction is an excellent method of botanical extraction valued for its high throughput potential, amphiphilic properties, and reduced flammability compared to more volatile solvent-based extraction methods like hydrocarbon extraction.As an extraction solvent, ethanol is unique due to its amphiphilic nature, meaning it has both polar and nonpolar properties. Ethanol has a hydrotropic polar head (water-loving) that can bind to water-soluble compounds, and a nonpolar tail that can dissolve hydrophobic or oil-soluble compounds typically found inbotanical biomass.

Winterization 101

Winterization is the process of dissolving a botanical extract in a winterization solvent like ethanol and freezing the botanical extract solution to precipitate out fats and waxes co-extracted during the initial extraction. Once the plant waxes have been precipitated they are then filtered Winterization utilizes the principle of solubility to precipitate plant fats, waxes, and lipids from a botanical extract solution.

Ethanol Extraction 101

Ethanol extraction is an excellent method of botanical extraction valued for its high throughput potential, amphiphilic properties, and reduced flammability compared to more volatile solvent-based extraction methods like hydrocarbon extraction.As an extraction solvent, ethanol is unique due to its amphiphilic nature, meaning it has both polar and nonpolar properties. Ethanol has a hydrotropic polar head (water-loving) that can bind to water-soluble compounds, and a nonpolar tail that can dissolve hydrophobic or oil-soluble compounds typically found inbotanical biomass.

Winterization 101

Winterization is the process of dissolving a botanical extract in a winterization solvent like ethanol and freezing the botanical extract solution to precipitate out fats and waxes co-extracted during the initial extraction. Once the plant waxes have been precipitated they are then filtered Winterization utilizes the principle of solubility to precipitate plant fats, waxes, and lipids from a botanical extract solution.

Color Remediation 101

Color remediation is a powerful refinement process that is most commonly achieved through inline adsorbent filtration. Adsorbent filtration involves the use of adsorbent media to separate the compounds of a chemical mixture based on the interaction of the adsorbate with the adsorbent.

Rotary Evaporation 101

Rotary evaporators are effective solvent recovery apparatuses that apply basic principles of vacuum distillation to recover solvent from a botanical extract. Rotary Evaporators are used to distill solvents from botanical extract solutions with precise evaporation.

Color Remediation 101

Color remediation is a powerful refinement process that is most commonly achieved through inline adsorbent filtration. Adsorbent filtration involves the use of adsorbent media to separate the compounds of a chemical mixture based on the interaction of the adsorbate with the adsorbent.

Rotary Evaporation 101

Rotary evaporators are effective solvent recovery apparatuses that apply basic principles of vacuum distillation to recover solvent from a botanical extract. Rotary Evaporators are used to distill solvents from botanical extract solutions with precise evaporation.

Vacuum Purging 101

Vacuum purging is an essential post-processing procedure that removes the residual solvent from the botanical extraction process. Vacuum purging is typically performed as the final post-processing step for a botanical extract to remove any residual solvent remaining in the concentrate.

Devolatilization 101

Devolatilization is often defined as the removal of volatile compounds within a substance. This is often necessary to further refine a botanical extract via distillation. Devolatilization is an evaporative process that drives volatiles from a botanical extract when heat is applied. Typically this is a separate process performed before distillation to ensure the protection and performance of mechanical systems during distillation.

Vacuum Purging 101

Vacuum purging is an essential post-processing procedure that removes the residual solvent from the botanical extraction process. Vacuum purging is typically performed as the final post-processing step for a botanical extract to remove any residual solvent remaining in the concentrate.

Devolatilization 101

Devolatilization is often defined as the removal of volatile compounds within a substance. This is often necessary to further refine a botanical extract via distillation. Devolatilization is an evaporative process that drives volatiles from a botanical extract when heat is applied. Typically this is a separate process performed before distillation to ensure the protection and performance of mechanical systems during distillation.

Short Path
Distillation 101

Distillation is a powerful purification technique that can drastically increase the purity of a botanical extract. Distillation can be simplified as the act of purifying a liquid by using selective evaporation and condensation. This purification process is implemented by heating the input material until target compounds are evaporated and then pulling the resulting vapor through a chilled condenser where it is condensed back into liquid form and collected.

Evaporative
Crystallization 101

Devolatilization is often defined as the removal of volatile compounds within a substance. This is often necessary to further refine a botanical extract via distillation. Devolatilization is an evaporative process that drives volatiles from a botanical extract when heat is applied. Typically this is a separate process performed before distillation to ensure the protection and performance of mechanical systems during distillation.

Short Path
Distillation 101

Distillation is a powerful purification technique that can drastically increase the purity of a botanical extract. Distillation can be simplified as the act of purifying a liquid by using selective evaporation and condensation. This purification process is implemented by heating the input material until target compounds are evaporated and then pulling the resulting vapor through a chilled condenser where it is condensed back into liquid form and collected.

Evaporative
Crystallization 101

Devolatilization is often defined as the removal of volatile compounds within a substance. This is often necessary to further refine a botanical extract via distillation. Devolatilization is an evaporative process that drives volatiles from a botanical extract when heat is applied. Typically this is a separate process performed before distillation to ensure the protection and performance of mechanical systems during distillation.

Cooling Crystallization 101

Distillation is a powerful purification technique that can drastically increase the purity of a botanical extract. Distillation can be simplified as the act of purifying a liquid by using selective evaporation and condensation. This purification process is implemented by heating the input material until target compounds are evaporated and then pulling the resulting vapor through a chilled condenser where it is condensed back into liquid form and collected.

Cooling Crystallization 101

Distillation is a powerful purification technique that can drastically increase the purity of a botanical extract. Distillation can be simplified as the act of purifying a liquid by using selective evaporation and condensation. This purification process is implemented by heating the input material until target compounds are evaporated and then pulling the resulting vapor through a chilled condenser where it is condensed back into liquid form and collected.

Just a $499 investment.

ABOUT BVV UNIVERSITY

BVV University is our online and in-person educational platform created to provide our customers with the highest quality and comprehensive botanical extraction training & support – the culmination of BVV's collective botanical extraction knowledge over our decades-long experience, research, and development of our botanical extraction equipment.

ABOUT BVV UNIVERSITY

BVV University is our online and in-person educational platform created to provide our customers with the highest quality and comprehensive botanical extraction training & support – the culmination of BVV's collective botanical extraction knowledge over our decades-long experience, research, and development of our botanical extraction equipment.

A vision beyond supply extraction

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BVV University was created to save our customers time, money and above all make sure they perform botanical extraction & refinement safely and efficiently.

BVV University is the culmination of BVV's collective knowledge over our decades-long experience, research, and development of our botanical extraction equipment. From serving hundreds of thousands of botanical extractors to developing our own extraction equipment, we pack our expertise into what we believe is the highest quality and comprehensive botanical extraction educational platform on the market. 

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We are committed to making education for extraction affordable and accessible to all! 

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Every active Student will receive a 15% discount on all BVV Products.

Referral Program

Each Student will also receive an additional 5% discount for every BVV University Student they refer.

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