Columbia Basin Bioscience Opens Industry’s Largest Vertically Integrated, Single-Site CBD Production Facility
2000+ Acres of Organic Hemp, Dried and Processed On-Site into CBD Isolate Give Columbia Basin Bioscience Unmatched Scale
HERMISTON, Ore. – Nov. 19, 2019 – Columbia Basin Bioscience has opened the industry’s largest vertically integrated, single-site Cannabidiol production facility designed to provide high-quality oil and isolate at an unprecedented scale.
With harvesting currently underway and an expected yield of more than 10 million pounds, the company’s first production of CBD oil and isolate will be on the market in January.
Columbia Basin Bioscience (CBB) was created to put the full production chain in a single location. From its 2000+-acre farm in Hermiston, Ore., CBB grows its organic industrial hemp, extracts and distills the CBD oil, and produces CBD 98 percent isolate.
“Because we control all aspects of production, from soil to isolate, we are able to guarantee product quality and consistency,” said Alan Cleaver, an agronomist, third-generation farmer and CBB’s co-founder. “Our aim is to set new, higher expectations among CBD customers looking for supply chain partners they can trust.”
The ideal customer is buying large quantities of crude oil or isolate for use in a variety of consumer products, including natural healing products, health & beauty products, and nutritional supplements, for nationwide distribution.
“Everything we have done to date has been focused on consistently producing crude oil and isolates that have a very high degree of purity and potency,” said Shawn Fleming, CBB’s co-founder. “We all know that better quality CBD translates into better quality consumer products that deliver powerful benefits to the end user.”
In addition to its acreage, CBB’s facilities include a 168,000 square foot extraction facility capable of processing 50,000 pounds of biomass each day. Their 20,000 square foot ISO 3 clean lab space allows CBB to research, test and develop new techniques and applications in the CBD industry.
A single, vertically integrated facility has important advantages:
- Purity – Careful land management, along with on-site testing, allows CBB to assure customers that no pesticides were used and no heavy metals or other contaminants are present in the plants or CBD.
- Consistency – Control over production assures a higher degree of consistency in the CBD, while the proximity between farm and production – harvested plants reach the world’s largest purpose-built hemp driers quickly – assures that biomass potency remains high.
- Delivery – CBB’s single location shortens timelines and eliminates the need to ship biomass to contract processing facilities that, in some cases, are thousands of miles away.