The current project for Muradel's [MDP] with the benefit
of supporting funds will constitute a plant upgrade in
Whyalla, for integrated preliminary-scale capability to
supply commercial green crude.
Muradel is now positioning for progressive scale-up activities and to aim for future commercial success, and will apply funds raised towards meeting the following objectives:
- Upgrade Muradel Demonstration Plant infrastructure
to integrate various feedstock storage alternatives, new
modernised pre-treatment and extraction capabilities and
to increase the production capacity.
- To complete the demonstration of the Green2Black™
technology for processing of renewable biosolids at
pre-commercial scale it is required to upgrade the MDP
to include new modernised pre-treatment, expand the SCWR
as found applicable, extrapolate the post-treatment and
revised alternative extraction process. The SCWR is
subject to some alternative development and can be
expanded to 9 reactor tubes (as per the original design)
to maximise the processing capacity or an alternative is
to build a similar one in size to complement the
proposed new production format.
- Reach a proposed steady-state operations at pre-commercial scale
- New product alternative in development and pursue
further certification of the biofuel products from
various renewable biomass.
- Production of a commercially relevant volume of
green crude for supply as a feedstock for supply of
renewable diesel fuel to a large scale end-user
- Finalise capital requirements and construction plans
for a 200ha algae production facility to produce
sufficient algae biomass to satisfy the new and revised
Business Plan projections for algae production and
Green2Black Technology advancement.
Achievement of these various alternative commercial
milestones will add substantial value to the company and
underpin subsequent capital raising to finance the
construction of a commercial algae production and biofuels
Research and investigations are continuing through 2017 into alternative biomass
for the use in the SCWR Green2Black technology by developing more efficient uses
for the kerogen output. Early days..!!
Building of a concise business case during 2017 for the development of the available 200ha property for the growing of commercial scale algae. The selection of algae strains depends upon commercial contract arrangements, various input from interested parties looking to invest, substantiating new market potentials and using proposed algae biomass as a basis for an alternative fuel source.