The price for Apollo-50 is 345k and Apollo-100 is 395k. Right now we are doing an early adopter 25K discount. So 320k and 370k for Q1. This is a turn-key system so we include EVERYTHING needed for complete setup including all ancillary components: pumps, chillers, heaters, tubing, hard piping, connectors/adapters, insulation, fluids, etc. We are also including free installation and training right now for Q1 early adapters, anywhere in the country. ApolloXstill systems are UL listed, C1D2 rated, peer-reviewed, GMP and FDA compliant.
There is about a 2% loss rate in the biomass. Right now I believe ethanol is around $10/L so that’s cost of $20/hr.
At full capacity, 100lbs/hr, you will consume about 50L of LN2. LN2 costs range from $0.07 to $0.25 at these volumes depending on where you are in the country. So that’s about $10/hr in LN2 costs.
Apollo-100 requires about 100 amps. Avg kWh: $0.10 x 25kW = $2.5/hr of electricity costs.
Only 1-2 operators are needed to run the system.
To answer your question about the speed:
SONIC-100: 50lbs of biomass with 80L (20gal) of ethanol per run. 2 runs can be done per hour. The time it takes to get the 80L of ethanol from room temp down to -80C is about 5-10 minutes. While this is happening, PLUTO’s LN2 exhaust vapors (-100C) are ducted into the chamber of SONIC to pre-chill the dry biomass while it slowly tumbles. Once the buffer tank is full with the 80L of ethanol at -80C, it’s pushed into SONIC for the wash cycle. This whole process happens in about 15 minutes. Then another 5min for wash/dry and then on to the next batch. The clean ethanol is recovered with ROCKET and reused for the next run in a closed-loop process.
Sputnik is just an industrial buchner style filtration system that is jacketed and closed loop that we built to work seamlessly with the Apollo system. Not sure what’s all out there to compare to but we’re not claiming to have invented anything there!