Distilling Active Ingredients is a quest in Xenoblade Chronicles. It can be received from Cherri at the Pollen Orb Storehouse in Frontier Village. It is only available if Cherri was chosen to be Dobadoba's apprentice during The Master's Successor (B route). This quest and Safer Energy are mutually exclusive. If Sharla is in the active party, she will comment. Daza, who can be found at the shop north of the Hope Farm in Colony 6, will give the party the Secret Research item.
"Data even more useful than I thought! I feel spurred on to research more and more!"