I have access to several 100k lbs of spent hexane biomass, per day, as well as basically unlimited space, including industrial scale storage tanks.
My goal is to develop a RnD proposal to determine the feasibility of biopulping the mass into a clean, lignin free pulp.
Here is my BioPulping Data Dump folder
Here’s the Hemp BioPulping paper
Batch Trial Scale
Disc Refiner - 12" Sprout Waldron single?
Continuous Process Scale:
Screw conveyor with steam
Screw Conveyor with cold air + inoculation
Ventilated Pile Temp / Humidity Controlled Pile
Bjerkandera sp. strain BOS55 (ATCC 90940)
Unsterilized corn steep liquor to multiply the inoculum
Testing for lignin removal
Testing for cellulose strength