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The objective of this study is to assist our client in building its business by quantifying the potential market for supercritical CO2 extraction services and, insofar as is possible, by helping to identify potential customers and specific markets for those service.

The report sought to evaluate the potential of scCO2 extraction to minimize the risk to the client’s shareholders as it looked to develop its business into new markets.


During the course of the study ~50 contacts were made with scCO2 companies (tollers, equipment manufacturers and those with captive customers), distributors, and potential users of scCO2 technologies in Europe, US, India and Australia/New Zealand.

The main contents of the study were based on a large number of other sources including in-house databases, government regulators, trade journals, patent databases, scientific journals and existing reports on market sectors in which scCO2 could be utilised.

CPL carried out an extensive search of scientific publications, patents, trade news, regulatory databases and clinical trials databases.

The data collected were used to assess and analyze the issues above in sufficient depth to allow strategic conclusions to be drawn.

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Table of Contents

Objective and Background


Principal Findings



  • Opportunities

Answers to Client’s Questions


  • Applications of scCO2 In Processing
    • SCF for enhanced Enzymatic, Hydrogenation and synthetic reactions
    • Paint production (UNICARB process)
    • Production Scale Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)
    • Counter-current Column Extraction in biotechnology
    • Drying including water extraction
    • Drying of sensitive protein containing powders
    • Impregnation
    • Antisolvent scCO2 particle and film formation
    • Extraction of Organic Solvents
  • Competing Extraction and Purification Technologies
    • Essential oils
    • Extracts

Potential Markets

  • Essential and Speciality Fatty Acids
    • Omega-3 Markets
    • Oil Seeds
    • Algal and Marine Oils
  • Botanical Extracts
    • Carbon Dioxide as an Extraction Solvent for Nutraceuticals
  • Essential Oils for the Perfume, Cosmetic and Aroma Industry
    • Markets
  • Food Colours
    • Production
    • Market
    • Market participants
    • Carotenoids
  • Shelf Life Extenders
    • Antioxidants
    • Antimicrobials
    • Markets
  • Herbal Nutraceutical and Pharmaceuticals
    • Major Plant Extracts in Nutraceuticals
  • Botanical Extracts as Pesticide or Insect Antifeeds
    • Pyrethrum
    • Neem

Players and Products

  • Summary
  • Separation Companies
    • 42 companies
  • Other Mainland Chinese Companies
    • 12 companies
    • Others
  • End Users
    • 8 companies
  • Others
    • 4 companies

Contact Reports

  • 45 contacts


  • Summary
    • 17 patents

Regulatory Data and Clinical Trials

  • Summary
  • Europe
    • Novel Foods
    • Food Additives
    • Health Claims (Article 13)
  • North America
    • US Dietary Supplements
    • FDA Dockets (Market Notifications)
    • Canadian Licensed Natural Health Products
  • Clinical Trials

Recent News

  • Summary
  • News Articles
    • 25 articles

22 Tables

2 Figures

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