In 1993, Fritz Chess read an article about a pharmaceutical company that sent researchers into remote locations to find indigenous people who used botanicals to cure illness. If these researchers found two separate groups who used the same botanical to cure the same illness, they brought it back to study and to find ways to make the medicine available worldwide. This ignited a spark in Mr Chess to unlock the secrets of a multitude of botanicals using a variety of extraction and distillation processes for the pure science of it and to find more healthful and natural ways to produce products for human consumption.
Fritz built the first Coldfinger™ system for ethanol extractions and distillation in 1993 and founded Eden Labs a year later in Columbus Ohio. Further research lead him to experiment with the use of other solvents, pressures, and temperatures and in 1996 he engineered his first commercial scale Supercritical CO2 extraction system. Since then Eden Labs has lead multiple industries in the use of safer, more efficient extractions with SCFE technology worldwide. Today Eden Labs is known for pioneering and significantly impacting medical botanicals such as; cannabis, astaxanthin, omega oils, kava kava, cats claw, nutritional algae’s, and many others. His interest in environmental impact has also lead to early research into bio-fuels such as algae bio-diesel, cellulosic ethanol systems, CO2sequestration, thermo electric generators, bio-digesters, gasifiers, electrical component sterilization, plasticizer extraction, along with many more. Mr Chess currently resides in Seattle Washington and sits on the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board, runs a phenomenal R&D lab, surfs and continues to create new technology in extraction and distillation for the health of the world.