This week, John Davis, CTO of ENTEXS, discusses his move from the oil and gas industry to the helm of an engineering and fabrication company focused on end-to-end extraction systems.
ENTEXS (pronounced “en-techs”) was founded with the sole purpose of providing custom engineered extraction solutions for the hemp industry. The company assembled a team of machinists, fabricators and engineers with decades of experience building breweries and food manufacturing plants — who were well-versed in sanitary processing equipment.
The company set up shop in Diamond Springs, California, outside of Sacramento, to focus on cold ethanol extraction. Davis works with ethanol not just because of his past experience, but, he says, because it’s easier to scale on a system level.
The team started providing systems to companies processing 500 to 1,000 pounds of biomass per day. According to Davis, the industry was piecemeal-ing the various parts of the extraction process to make a system. ENTEXS sought to make one system, with each disparate subsystem integrated into one, removing inefficiencies, human error and other bottlenecks in the process…