Access to the University of Ioannina

Production of plant extracts/essential oils using green supercritical fluid extraction with carbon dioxide


Laboratory equipment that will be available:

Supercritical fluid extraction unit using CO2 with co-solvent system, scales, rotary evaporators, lyophilizer.


Laboratory to which access is provided:

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Ioannina.


Methods that are used in the laboratory:

In-house methods for the production of extracts or/and essential oils depending on the species of the plant.


Permitted time for access to the laboratory:

Access to equipment and lab areas is provided during business hours for a maximum of 5 days per user.


Time period for access to the service:

1 June – 30 June 2023


Information – Clarifications:

In the infrastructure of the University of Ioannina, you will find specialized staff as well as all the necessary equipment and the consumables you will need for the green production of plant extracts and/or essential oils using CO2. You can bring your plants and our researchers will guide you by applying the necessary methodologies to receive the desired product. At the end of the process, you will be able to take the extract/oil of the plant with you in a closed vial. All the necessary supplies will be available for you to complete the process. You will be able to process up to two (2) plant samples which may yield as many as four (4) extracts/oils.