Our proprietary extraction and downstream processing platform is a highly efficient and cost-effective way to reduce nicotine in tobacco at industrial-scale volumes. Using this method, we can reduce nicotine in tobacco by up to 98% (even more than the FDA is recommending) without affecting the taste, smell, or appearance of the tobacco leaf. It’s also faster than any other processing method.
We use heat, water, and ethanol to quickly extract nicotine from tobacco without damaging it. These harmless solvents are constantly recycled, which helps increase flavour and decrease solvent storage. This continuous-flow processing ability means our extraction units take up far less space than other extraction methods and don’t need to shut down between batches.
RADIENT HAS PROVEN ITS MAP™ TECHNOLOGY IS CAPABLE OF:
- Nicotine depletion of over 95% across multiple cured tobacco types;
- Nicotine depletion without altering the physical appearance of the tobacco;
- Limited removal of compounds linked to flavour, verified by taste panel evaluation; and
- The potential for nicotine depletion in a continuous-flow system, at industrially-relevant scales.