The target audience should be divided into product buyers and technology buyers.
Technology products: vulcanized mastic, building binder will be available in retail for private construction of houses and landscaping.
Also, the target audience will be building companies and concrete products plants, which will be able to produce from innovative binder their products: blocks, roof tiles, siding tiles, gutters, curbs, paving slabs.
The target audience of the project will also be manufacturers of sealants, who will be able to buy components for innovative sealants (thiokol, acrylic); chipboard manufacturers who will buy an environmentally friendly binder for their boards.
The target audience - technology buyers will be gas producing organizations, for which the utilization of elemental sulfur, from which natural gas and oil are cleaned, is important, and whose overproduction is a global problem. For Russian gas producers, the accumulation of associated sulfur is the main deterrent to increasing production. The buyers of the technology will be organizations engaged in oil production and gas production, interested in utilization of associated sulfur accumulated in dumps (for example, processing units of Gazprom, Rosneft). Norilsk Nickel is also interested in the introduction of sulfur utilization technology. They will profit from any part of their sulfur processed by innovative technology.
The buyers of the technology will also be large agricultural companies interested in processing their grain waste, waste of vegetable oil production, and poultry waste into construction materials.
Monetization of the project.
The mini-plant to be created for this project will be a show-room, a demonstration stand, which will show the possibilities of processing large-tonnage waste: agricultural waste (sunflower husk, rods of corn cobs, poultry feather) or industrial waste (elemental sulfur, phosphogypsum) in popular commercial products. Representatives of large agricultural holdings, representatives of oil-producing, gas-producing and oil-refining companies will be invited to familiarize themselves with the possibilities of experimental production in order to offer these firms to acquire and place such plants for processing their problematic waste on their base. Owners of lignin dumps and peat developments may be interested in cooperation.
It is known that for gypsum products, non-waterproof and not strong enough, with low frost resistance, it is difficult to compete with concrete products based on рortland cement. Therefore, representatives of gypsum plants (and any owners of gypsum quarries) can be invited to the show-room to be interested in the possibility of modifying (waterproofing and reinforcing) gypsum binder with innovative additives to increase the strength and water resistance of gypsum products.
Most Russian wood chipboards do not meet international quality standards due to the high toxicity associated with the release of formaldehyde into the indoor air from urea-formaldehyde resins used as a binder. Therefore, owners of woodworking plants, plywood factories can be interested in the possibility of developing and introducing non-toxic and cheap polymeric binder based on lignocellulosic raw materials for furniture and heat-insulating particle boards. Innovative binder, which is vulcanizable under normal conditions, will allow the process of pressing plates without heating, which will make production more economical and environmentally friendly. Moreover, lignocellulosic raw materials (sunflower husks, cereal husks) can be not only the basis of the binder polymer, but also the filler of composite structural and heat-insulating plates.
Based on the annual production of particle boards by large Russian factories in the amount of about 4,400 thousand tons, the need for polymer binder for this product is about 354 thousand tons per year.
Roofing tiles, facing facade plates, gutters, curbs, paving slabs can be produced from an innovative building binder. But in addition to the innovative raw mix for these products, the mini-plant will be able to produce activated mineral powder for road asphalt concrete. The quality and frost resistance of the road surface is an eternal Russian problem. Mineral powder is a necessary component of high-quality asphalt concrete, introduced into its composition in the amount of 8 ÷ 11% wt. In a number of Russian regions there is no extraction of limestone - the raw material for the production of mineral powder. Therefore, representatives of asphalt concrete plants from various Russian regions can be invited to the show-room to demonstrate how activated mineral powder can be obtained at a mini-plant by grinding samples of local mineral raw materials brought by them: quartzite, or river sand, or dolomite, or metallurgical slag and other industrial wastes. According to the results of the demonstration, managers of asphalt concrete plants will be offered to purchase a mini-plant for the production of mineral powder from local raw materials to meet the needs of the enterprise.
The activated mineral powder can be sold to concrete products plants at $ 30 per ton to replace 15% of the cement in the concrete. For example, at a cement cost of $ 74 per ton, a concrete products plant or a house-building factory will have savings of $ 6.6 per ton of cement.
There is a composition and production technology of activated mineral powder from quartz sand, a patent, technical conditions, test reports.