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1Do you license your technology?
Yes. We have licensed our technology across a number of industry sectors both in exclusive and non-exclusive deals. These include the Health & Safety, Fire Retardant, Food and Beverage sectors. We have divested of some intellectual property assets we acquired to ensure that the best companies have the ability to maximize the value of assets Cellulac deem not to be core to our growth strategy.
2Are you limited to the type of feedstock SoniqueFlo uses?

No. We have tried multiple types of lignocellulose feedstock. This is introduced at up to 20% dry matter into the flow of the reactor at 5m/s. Steam or CO2 is introduced at between 6 and 10 bar pressure to accelerate the material to 1000m/s.

This creates a supersonic flow with low pressure vapor phase inducing shear and cavitation effects on the material. This results in an opening of the cell walls exposing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin for further treatment such as enzymatic hydrolysis and separation

3In as simple terms as possible, how does SoniqueFlo work?

Okay, the science bit.

We use a combination of temperature and pressure for mechanical cell disruption in the upstream processing to expose the contents of micron-sized bacteria cells for oil recovery and enzyme accelerated access.

We use super-critical fluid/gas in the downstream process to deliver a major impact on the chemical reaction conversion. Pressurization of CO2 has a chemical effect as it changes polarity. This triggers a non-solvent catalyst reaction within a very small chamber with a continuous process flow.

This differs from the conventional batch processing with a metal or acidic catalyst scaled up to very large hydrolysis or fermentation tanks which requires costly decontamination and high cost of recovery.

4What outputs can be achieved from a typical ethanol plant?

Converts 45% of energy normally consumed to dry DDGS, by using distilled wet grains, recovered CO2, which is a by-product of ethanol production, to maximize output of production site. Clip-on 2nd generation solution with raw materials on-site (CO2, Ethanol, Wet Grains) eliminating transportation and significantly reducing carbon footprint of production.

CO2 is also a feedstock for growing microalgae, producing specialty lubricants and Omega-3 oils, nutritional proteins, nutrient feedstock and enhancement of carbon/nitrogen mix for stover in anaerobic digestion, generating biogas reducing plant energy consumption.

5What do you mean by Food & Fuel of the 21st Century?

The ethanol industry has been accused of driving up the price of food. What is under estimated is the potential for extracting high value proteins, amino acids and nutritional oils, such as Omega-3, that can be used in the human food chain.

This has already been well established in the dairy industry converting the protein that has bee left over from the lactose whey. The corn plant contains valuable proteins that currently are being sold as low-value animal feed for $110 per tonne when human food proteins are being sold for up to $2500 per tonne.

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