Periodic Reporting for period 1 - QUALIGRAIN (Increasing grain quality through advanced oxidation treatment during storage)
Reporting period: 2014-09-01 to 2015-01-31
Under this context, La Sanfermese, a company specialized in maize storage, has been working in a cleaning treatment solution based in advanced oxidation, which will be able eliminate 99% of any type of biological contamination (insects, mould, bacteria) and reduce mycotoxin levels while producing no chemical residues and at cost efficient price.
However, before this innovative solution could reach the market, a feasibility study had to be carried out to evaluate the viability of the proposed product. Therefore, La Sanfermese presented a Phase 1 project to the SME Instrument H2020 - June 2014. The project was granted and between SEPT204 and JAN2015, a Feasibility Study comprising a Business Plan has been carried out.
Regarding commercial activities, it has been conducted an exhaustive search and selection of partners and subcontractors for the project execution and future commercialization. On the other hand, a commercial and exploitation plan has been developed, including an accurate analysis of the maize market and the definition of a sales strategy and an exploitation plan. Finally the financial viability of the project has been evaluated by projecting the revenues, margin and return of investment (ROI) for the first five years.