Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BIORELOAD (INNOVATIVE BIOLOGICAL PRE-TREATMENT TO INCREASE THE METHANE YIELD OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC AGRO-INDUSTRIAL WASTE IN BIOGAS PLANTS)
Reporting period: 2017-05-01 to 2017-08-31
BIORELOAD is a pre-treatment bioreactor inoculated with a consortium of bacteria and fungi capable of altering the lignocellulosic structure of plant based feedstocks making high lignin content materials (e.g agricultural wastes) more attractive as a feedstock. The objective of our project was to evaluate the commercial viability of BIORELOAD and create a robust plan for prototype optimization and testing under different operational real-scale conditions. At the conclusion we have sufficient market, technical and commercial knowledge to continue the development of the BIORELOAD. To reach market, we require additional funding to develop the product and our primary option for this funding would be through Phase 2 H2020 SME funding.