The Multi-Purpose Site Will Be Home to Post Processing Tolling Facility, an R&D Facility Dedicated to Hemp Plant Genetic Research, a 5-Acre Greenhouse, and 20 Acres of Farmable Land for Future Use
Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct, multi-vertical lifestyle company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Khrysos Industries, has closed on a 45-acre tract of land in Central Florida. The company advised that it intends to move quickly to erect two separate, already contracted , pre-fabricated 2,800-square-foot buildings on the land – one of which will be dedicated as a revenue center focused on toll processing utilizing Khrysos’ new continuous flow post processing system. This end-to-end industrial food grade stainless steel system combines falling film ethanol removal, wiped-film first and second-stage distillation, all in one system with estimated 480 liter production through put capacity. The system also includes decarboxylation and filtration. The second building will be dedicated to hemp genetic research with the aim at increasing specific yields of certain cannabinoids. This combined with the 5-acre greenhouse will allow for the production of tissue culturing and quality hemp seed production. Additionally, the company announced it has leased an 8,800 square foot facility in Central Florida that will serve as the assembly, manufacturing, and production facility for Khrysos’ one-ton Hyper Supercritical extraction systems.
“Today we start to unfold more aspects of Khrysos Industries’ capabilities and multiple revenue centers built into its business model” said Dave Briskie, President and CFO of YGYI. “This end-to-end post-processing facility is designed to not only act as a profit center that will help meet the significant demand of processing hemp oil into non-THC isolate and distillate, but will also double as a working showroom for prospective clients to see our end-to-end systems in full-scale production.”
“This is an exciting time for Khrysos Industries as we focus on capitalizing on the shortage of production of non-THC oil into isolate and distillate and begin to address the growing shortage of quality tissue culturing and seed availability within the hemp industry,” said Dwayne Dundore, President of YGYI’s newly-formed Khyrsos Industries. “The pre-fabricated buildings are scheduled to be delivered to the site in the middle of March and the 5-acre greenhouse will begin to be assembled in early April. We anticipate pre-production processing beginning on a small scale in early April and ramping up to full production with our end-to-end system in early July,” Mr. Dundore continued. “We anticipate that our genetics research facility and our greenhouse production capabilities will be at full-scale in the production of tissue culturing and quality hemp seeds as we move into the 2020 growing season.”
About Youngevity International, Inc.
YGYI, Inc. (NASDAQ:YGYI), is an emerging conglomerate with a rapidly growing portfolio of consumer brands produced via in-house manufacturing and distributed by traditional and non-traditional channels including a multi country direct selling network. The brand has pioneered a hybrid of the direct-selling business model, and has a deep interest in e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, YGYI offers products from the eight top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, fashion, essential oils, photo, as well as innovative services. The Company was formed in the course of the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company’s food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For investor information, please visit YGYI.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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