Event Details

Beer Technology Event - Free Pizza

6th Annual Chem E Home Brew Event

2018-06-15 17:30:00
Date/Time   Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:30pm
Place   CF Technologies, Inc.;  (Directions)
One Westinghouse Plaza
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Phone: 617 364-2500
Price   $0 - Free -Pre-registration required -click on Proceed to payment
Topic Info  

Presentation Topic: 
Supercritical Extraction of Hops (w/ short talk on Marijuana extraction)

Supercritical fluids, that is fluids at temperature and pressure above their thermodynamic critical point, have solvent properties that have been exploited for numerous commercial applications.  The most common critical fluid, carbon dioxide, with a convenient Tc of 31 C, and Pc of 73 atm, is used for hops extraction. 

This application, in commercial operation for decades, remains the primary method used for the production of hops extract.  Yet, because of the unique solvent properties of critical fluids – large changes in solvent properties with relatively minor changes in temperature and pressure, allows each processor to tailor their process and product; and to continue researching and improving their process and products. 

The talk will contrast hops extraction with commercial extractors of several thousand liters in capacity with cannabis extraction, another use of SFE, with popular commercial extractors of 5 and 20 liter capacity.

CF Tech’s current collaborative projects with Tufts, MIT, Northeastern, Memorial U (Newfoundland), and Idaho National Labs which range from making biofuel from waste to small molecule purification will be surveyed.

Facility Tour
The facility tour, will include a demonstration of the extraction of hops at bench scale in a windowed pressure vessel.

Then it will be time to taste the beer and talk to the home brewers!

Home Brew Tasting - Talk to the brewers while tasting their beer!

Several home brewers will be bringing some of their finest beers for you to taste, as well as provide information about how each brew was made. There will also be some mead and hard cider.

Attention Home Brewers - If you would like the joy of watching real beer lovers taste your home brew at this event - please send an email to Kevin Kennedy kevinbkennedy1@gmail.com Please tell Kevin what type of beer(s) and the quantity you have available or will have available by June 15th.

               Come for the technology – Come for the Beer
Early Registration suggested - beer events sell out fast - space is limited!

5:30-6:00              Registration and networking
6:00-6:30              Facility tour
6:30-7:00              Free Pizz Dinner
7:00-8:00              Presentation/hops extraction demonstration
8:00-9:00              Beer tasting/talking to home brewers

Please note:

This meeting will be held at One Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park in the mezzanine level, to which there is not yet handicap access.

The Saw Tooth Tech Center at Westinghouse Plaza is named for its distinct saw tooth roof architecture. A brief history of the site can be found at http://www.sturtevantfan.com/BldgD.html.  Their objective is to house start-up and “small” chemical technology-based companies that will complement each other. Companies with commonalities in technology, profiles, and requirements.  The vision is to have a fertile location for interaction with shared spaces such as reception area, break rooms, and conference rooms and a variety of support services available such as machine shop, wet lab, analysis and characterization instruments.

Pre-registration is Required

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If you have problems registering online, please email "Elizabeth Gugliotti" EGugliotti@irwinengineers.com

Speaker   John Moses

John Moses has over 30 years of experience in research, development, engineering, and commercialization of critical fluid processes for a variety of applications.  The founder and president of CF TECH, he is responsible for directing research and engineering.  He is the principal investigator and primary inventor of numerous processes, materials, and equipment both patented and held by trade secret for the technology in the energy, environment, and natural products field. 

John received his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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