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Olawale Olaniyan

Jun 24, 2017
05:07

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Dear Pyrolysis GmbH team.

This is a good idea. I'll like to suggest a post-sale service especially for your potential clients in the developing countries where such service may not have existed. With that, your proposed biotechnology may be able to solve one of the technical challenges associated with production and utilization of biomass-based energy in those countries. 

Best regards,

Olawale


Ridwan D. Rusli

Aug 16, 2017
08:19

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Your choice of product or service, assuming economic feasibility of your technology, depends on whether you are targeting customers in advanced or developing countries. In the former, farms and industry are sufficiently sophisticated and are more likely to be able to examine and purchase your technology and equipment.

In developing countries your (what I assume is) build-own-operate (BOO)- like scheme may be more appropriate. But this will require much more developing effort and cost on your side, in sizing the plant capacity etc and educating your potential customers.


Bryan Boots

Sep 3, 2017
03:25

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Very interesting concept, Alexandra. It seems like it has a lot of promise!

Some suggestions to help you sharpen the concept to give it the best chance of success and widest deployment:

I get what the project is at a high-level: machinery that uses pyrolysis process to convert organic waste into either soil amendments, or fuel for energy generation. However, if possible I would recommend sharpening your description of what the solution is, specifically. One way to do this could be to describe, at a basic level, the process that the waste would go through from start to finish in your plant.

In the “Who will take these actions?” section, I think it would be helpful to also describe some different general categories of end-users of your machinery. You mention in other sections of the proposal that the machinery can be used by either produce or livestock farmers. Perhaps you can focus further and describe if the ideal size of the farm is a small farm or a large farm? Row crops, fruits, or vegetables? Cattle, swine, poultry? If you can focus your own plan as to who the ideal end-users for the machinery would be, it will help you better find and reach those users when it comes time to deploy your technology. You might also think about trying to deploy your technology with NGOs and/or agriculture- or climate-focused government agencies, as these groups may be more likely to have the financial resources to be able to deploy the technology (unless you’re considering going after large, corporate farms).

About 500g CO2 can be fixated permanently in abut 135 g of biochar.” – I liked this quote from your proposal. If you have other specific numbers or figures that you can use to support your claims, I would include them.

In the “What are the proposal’s projected costs?” section, you mention needing 40,000 Swiss Francs to build a firewall. However, it would also be helpful to detail the different costs needed to produce and deliver the machinery. How much would each machine cost you to produce? What would the ongoing operating and maintenance costs be to the owner of the machinery?


Sergio Pena

Sep 4, 2017
09:03

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Alexandra, great idea. However, the general impact con diminishing the emission of ghg seems not to appear in  your proposal. Further, you should considera the price and legal requirements. If you could work a little bit more con this will be of help to improve the proposal. Best.


Sergio Pena

Sep 4, 2017
09:06

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Alexandra, great idea. However, the general impact con diminishing the emission of ghg seems not to appear in  your proposal. Further, you should considera the price and legal requirements. If you could work a little bit more con this will be of help to improve the proposal. Best.

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