Periodic Reporting for period 2 - InnoPellet (Self-supporting biofuel sludge pellet producing system for small and medium sized sewage plants)
Reporting period: 2017-03-01 to 2019-02-28
We have developed a successful track record and have become established as a supplier of agricultural and wastewater treatment machineries. However we are striving to increase the sales and satisfy the rising demands due to our machines being custom made. Recently, our future customers’ demands have been also widening towards sewage sludge treatment technologies. They are requiring environmentally sound, but energy-efficient solutions in order to prevent the costs of sludge management or treatment. After discussions with our customers we have come to the conclusion that the best way to increase our productivity and satisfy more municipality customers would be to make our system as compact and easy-to-assemble as possible. This would mean we can serial produce INNOPELLET machineries that would speed up the service and reduce the price.
With the project we also have the opportunity to more focus on our business development and analyzed our market in details. We had the chance to even better identify the need of our customers and developed the commercial plan focusing on the exploitation of our new INNOPELLET product.
Besides, we have participated in several exhibitions and conferences showing our new product. We focused on marketing activities as well: defined our new communication plan, improved the corporate identity and updated our new website www.innowaste.eu
Such experiences drove us to create the INNOPELLET technology, a self-supporting biofuel pellet producing system for treating communal sewage sludge that is economical in case of small scale production too.
The development of more and more strict European legislations towards a more sustainable and cleaner handling of urban wastewater creates two types of demands: (1) effective handling and management of sludge coming from municipal wastewater treatment plants without the need to pay costly fines or fees (2) provide additional side-products from the sludge treatment that can be used for own purposes of the plant (e.g.: heating) as integral part of the new circular economy strategy of the European Union
The demand from end-users, especially the needs coming from the EurAsian markets, is continuously increasing, urbanization is closely linked to the problem of managing and treating municipal wastewater treatment sludges, as a result of which demand towards environmentally sound solutions is also increasing. The product standardization in one hand could help to fulfil customer needs quicker on a reasonable price. On the other hand, it gives the possibility to target new segments and new potential customers, other than the municipality segment.