Prospiant Launches Delta Ethanol Extraction CUP-5 for Cannabis Processors
Designed as the smallest, most universal ethanol extraction unit in the cannabis industry
CINCINNATI, Jan. 13, 2022 — Prospiant, the agtech business unit of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROCK), today announced the launch of its most universal innovation to date, the Delta Ethanol Extraction CUP-5. The Delta CUP-5 is designed to address the specific needs of small-scale cannabis processing facilities, prototype labs, and education research labs. It combines closed-loop cold alcohol extraction technology with mechanical centrifugation, ensuring a high-purity end product.
The Delta CUP-5 is the first extraction unit in the industry that meets the needs of smaller cannabis processors. It manages plant material (depending on mill size) in batches as small as 3.5 pounds and can complete the extraction process in 2 to 12 minutes. In addition, it is easy to clean and simple to use. The operation of the unit is similar to running a washing machine.
Prospiant is an industry leader in ethanol-based extraction equipment. In 2019, the company offered the first systems that met the UL certification to ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC 1389 for use in the U.S. and Canada and in 2020 was awarded a patent for the Delta CUP platform. Now, the Delta CUP-5 becomes a standout in the CUP series with its easy-to-use design and unique features.
Delta CUP-5 innovations include:
- Unlike other extraction systemst does not need a hazardous location (HazLoc) requirement or a C1D2 environment
- The 220-volt, single-phase, low-power CUP-5 runs on a minimal 1.5 horsepower means it can run on power almost anywhere
- It uses proven and US patented ethanol technology, requiring only 5 gallons per run.
- It is a small but highly powerful extraction unit
The Delta CUP-5 is a solution for small processors looking to add ethanol to their extraction portfolio and for businesses increasing ethanol production through an existing Prospiant Delta CUP series system,” said Mark Dunson, Group President of Prospiant. “The system is uniquely designed for ease of operation and flexibility in scale, avoiding the need for a special facility. With the touch of a button, the automated program menu of the Delta CUP-5 runs the single-phase cycle to the user’s specifications.
Prospiant, the agriculture technology portfolio of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROCK) is the leading U.S.-based provider of turnkey controlled environment agriculture (CEA) solutions for growing fruits and vegetables, as well as a leading supplier of custom greenhouses for research, education and retail. The company is the only provider of soil-to-oil cannabis ecosystems globally with technologies for the cultivation, extraction and refinement of cannabinoids.
Gibraltar Industries is a leading manufacturer and provider of products and services for the renewable energy, residential, agtech, and infrastructure markets. With a three-pillar strategy focused on business systems, portfolio management, and organization and talent development, Gibraltar’s mission is to create compounding and sustainable value with strong leadership positions in higher growth, profitable end markets. Gibraltar serves customers primarily throughout North America. Comprehensive information about Gibraltar can be found on its website at Gibraltar1.com.