Periodic Reporting for period 1 - OPTIFUEL (A reliable and transparent solid biofuels online quality control system)
Reporting period: 2014-10-01 to 2015-01-31
1. End-user survey
2. Partner search
3. IPR study
4. Elaborated business plan
Partner search target was to find partners from energy companies and power plant suppliers for Phase 2 project and for future co-operation. Main result was finding two power plant partners for OPTIFUEL long-term demonstration in Phase2 project.
Target of the IPR study was to accomplish novelty search, update Inray’s IPR strategy and to do preliminary agreement with partners of sharing IPR’s in the Phase 2 project. Main results were FTO (freedom to operate) analysis and updated IPR strategy. The FTO is showing that Inray’s product, is not infringing valid intellectual property rights of others. Agreements with demonstration partner of sharing IPR’s were not done and were decided to complete during phase 2 project.
Target of the elaborated business plan was to update and complete Inray’s business plan with market studies and business model evaluations. Main results were market studies of selected countries, new business model, and elaborated business plan and investor material.
- Development of solid biofuel quality control and combustion optimization technology;
- Performance verification and certification;
- Demonstration in field environment at customer premises;
- Dissemination of the information to the potential customers, partners and general public.