A key issue for the utilization of organic materials is their disintegration and the associated release of valuable contents. Hence an energy efficient direct pulping of the surface and cells of organic materials is desired for a faster and more efficient recovery of their contents. To this end the invention exposes biological process material to low-energy electrical gas discharges produced by a special high-voltage electrode arrangement. This results in a significant and sustained pulping of cellular structures. The required high voltage is generated by the resonant magnetic coupling of at least two oscillating electrical circuits.
Industrial production of bioethanol sugar starch oils and essential oils