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close this bookCase Studies of Neem Processing Projects Assisted by GTZ in Kenya, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Nicaragua (GTZ, 2000, 152 p.)
close this folder2. Survey of neem-processing methods
close this folderExtraction technologies
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentA) Extraction with alcohol (also called one-step extraction)
View the documentB) Refined neem extracts - AZADIRACHTIN-ENRICHED EXTRACTS (also called two-step extraction plant)
View the documentC) Extraction using centrifuges
View the documentD) Extraction with Supracritical CO2

D) Extraction with Supracritical CO2

This technology has recently been used in India in a joint venture with a German company and is considered a very "elegant" technology from the technical point of view.

The technology is relatively environmentally friendly, using CO2 under high pressure and a transport carrier. The investment costs are quite high, at approx. US$ 3.5 million. Very little is known about experience with this technology so far.