Already after the first few experiments, we noticed that something unordinary was going on in the cooking process. We were able to fractionate biomass extremely efficiently into its main components without destroying the molecules. Out came pure hemicelluloses, sulfur free lignin and very pure cellulose. Many weekends and holidays were spent experimenting night and day trying to figure out what was going on with our invention.
We went on building a larger reactor at the same time moving out from the garage. We kept on finding new and even more exciting ways to manipulate the cooking process. Finally, BLN-Woods was founded and a patent application was filed in 2012 (WO2014009604).