Product Team Update February 8, 2019
THIS WEEK'S UPDATE
The Loyalist team will be finalizing the beer samples for the Cambodian investors. Once this is complete the priority will shift to completing samples for the FICO investors.
The schedule for sample availability has been published on the Biz Dev channel in Cliq. Assuming things go as planned, we will be able to produce 3 sample bottles of beer per week, starting on March 4th and ending on April 8th. Smartsheet 020017 has been built out to indicate when samples will be available.
The Alpha Laval equipment purchasing recommendation will be submitted to the board later today. This equipment will support the dealcoholization, clarification and quality of our finished products
The filter press trials were postponed last week and rescheduled for Tuesday. The purpose of these trials is to confirm that we can use a filter press to remove the solids from the sugar solution.
The process trials at Glen Falls started late last week. There are seven conditions in total, and each will go through the following process: Pre-treatment (cook); Sugar analysis; Enzymatic hydrolysis; Sugar analysis
The conditions are staggered, so we anticipate seeing results from the initial trials by early next week.
An alternative source for used packaging equipment has been sourced. We will receive pricing later this week. If the pricing is attractive, we will consider investigating the equipment further.
Pre-treatment design and engineering continues.
The equipment from Andola (filter screens, pumps, motors, etc.) will be arriving next week.
A responsibility matrix has been created to distinguish who is responsible for what in the design/construction for the pre-treatment plant, brewhouse, packaging line and facilities.
Today we will be finalising the plan for the separation of the power between the two properties
An RFQ for the line automation controls will be submitted next week.
Further discussions with Alpha Laval need to take place, we believe there are further options to reduce the cost of their services.
We will be shifting focus from the brewhouse/line to work on the laboratory design. The objective will be to reduce the overall cost estimates.
Once the Glen Falls results are in, we will be looking to develop the supply chain requirements for creating hemp-based sugars at contract facilities.
We anticipate that we will be using multiple partners to achieve the desired outcome.
Continue to develop the scopes of work for the contractors on the responsibility matrix
Finalize the line design and submit for board approval.
THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH
We require additional support to help with the engineering and design documentation. We would like to hire an engineering student.