Why pre-treat biomass

Quite simply pre-treating biomass improves the digestion process, by how much depends on the feedstock and the treatment.

Processes using physical, biological, chemical and thermal forces or a mixture of these, aid organic break down of the feedstock(s).

Hydrodynamic cavitation in the CaviMax harnesses extreme fluid dynamic pressures that cause particle disintegration and cell disruption.

The CaviMax can break down recalcitrant materials into a flowing mass, aiding microbiological access to the cellular juices, and is capable of enabling the use of high lignin feedstocks.

The greatest biogas % increase is achieved through treating recalcitrant materials that are indigestible, unusable and the energy usually wasted or inaccessible.

We can carry out cavitation of prospective feedstocks to see if they are viable and what what biogas uplift you can expect with a CaviMax, before and after cavitation samples are then sent to an independant accredited laboratory for BMP (Biochemical Methane Potential) and gas composition analysis. This will provide data that can be used to calculate the payback period of the capital outlay. Please get in touch for a quote for this service.