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Services - Process Development

Matches helps develop a process from laboratory to pilot plant thru first commercial unit. Matches has over five decades of experience in process development. Process development is a long path and Matches' assistance helps avoid mistakes and increase speed to first commercial unit.

From laboratory or operating data, Matches prepares process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, selects/sizes equipment and prepares operating instructions for laboratory, pilot plant and first commercial scale. At each scale, Matches projects the design to commercial operation. This typically includes capital and operating costs for several production rates. This focuses development effort and decisions.

Process development is well suited for deveoping ideas into commercial processes. For example consider the development of a process to recover oil and torrefied wood pellets from fresh cut red cedar biomass. Red cedar samples are tested in a laboratory. The results suggested the design for a small commercial unit with expected yields. This combined with a heat balance and market analysis suggested that the concept would be profitable.

Service Request for Process Development

Describe the process you desire to develop. Provide contact information so that Matches can respond with confirmation of scope of work, estimated cost and completion time. The work and completion time will start upon your approval to proceed. When we have agreed upon the scope, cost and timing, we will invoice you monthly for work as we complete it.

Your Description of Work and List of Source Documents