SUPERIOR MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS FOR PREMIUM
WHAT IS MAP™?
Radient's patented, proprietary Microwave Assisted Processing or MAP™ technology is based on the selective and localized heating of the moisture that is present in all natural materials, using microwaves as the energy source.
While conventional solvent-based extraction is a diffusion-driven process, which relies on concentration gradients, Radient’s continuous-flow MAP™ technology provides instant volumetric heating of the biomass, creating a targeted, pressure-driven extraction process.
THE RADIENT ADVANTAGE
MAP™ extraction allows higher throughputs for a much faster recovery of the extracted compound (minutes vs. hours). The process also increases yield and purity of the extracted compound, while decreasing solvent and energy requirements. Because only water and/or ethanol are used as solvents, MAP™ eliminates the need to use harmful toxic solvents. In comparison MAP™ is faster, less expensive and more scalable than alternative conventional extraction technologies including supercritical fluid/CO2 extraction, column chromatography, conventional solvent extraction, and steam distillation.
How does MAP™ work?
MAP™ makes it possible to apply heat (or more precisely, energy) in ways that are not achievable by any other means. Radient's technological advantage and decades of experience in selectively transferring microwave energy into different parts of a biomass' complicated chemical system (thus causing an instant volumetric heating and pressure-driven extraction process), forms the core of our extraction advantage. Furthermore, Radient’s unique, continuous-flow processing method allows for the high-speed extraction of natural compounds at significantly higher throughputs than is possible with other existing conventional extraction methods. The result? Higher purity and yields, using less energy and solvents.
OUR HIGH TECH
EDMONTON MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Radient’s GMP-compliant, NNHPD licensed and Health Canada approved Manufacturing Facility is approximately 23,000 sq ft (2,316 sq m), and is dedicated to the industrial-scale processing and refining of cannabinoids from both cannabis and hemp. With MAPTM at its core, Radient is capable of processing in excess of 200 kg of cannabis biomass - from dry input to package-ready extract - in a single day at this location.
Applied to industrial hemp, Radient's platform will be capable of processing in excess of 1,200 kg of hemp biomass per day into CBD-rich oil extracts by mid-2019.
EDMONTON MANUFACTURING FACILITY - 2020 EXPANSION
At more than 100,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m) in size by the time of completion, this expansion will provide Radient with capacity of more than 1,000 kg of cannabis throughput - from dry biomass to packaging-ready extract - per day of operation. CBD extraction from hemp will be expanded to an expected 10,000 kg per operating day. Moreover, this expansion will add downstream refining matched to Radient's high-throughput upstream capability, ultimately offering customers the depth of product development and manufacturing necessary to support global campaigns.
GERMAN MANUFACTURING FACILITY - 2020
Building on the designs of its Edmonton Manufacturing Facility, Radient is developing an industrial-scale cannabinoid processing facility in southern Germany, expected to be complete in 2020. Also with MAPTM as its core technology, Radient's platform in Germany will be capable of processing more than 1,000 kg per day of cannabis biomass, and 10,000 kg per day of industrial hemp. As in Edmonton, downstream refining will allow Radient's European customers a similar degree of product development and high-volume manufacturing capability to drive new products into the global marketplace.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES
Radient’s primary Research & Development laboratory is located at the company’s main headquarters in Edmonton. In addition, the Company has contracted a second Research & Development laboratory and Pilot Plant based in Lyon, France, via Processium.