So, a leetle report from the front lines of the business world. As you all know I’m working on ‘untin slags in the ‘ore mountains.
A likely path through the thickets has been planned. But we’re facing an odd little problem.
Through the various alliances we’ve made we can work up to a certain scale without having to worry overmuch about environmental licensing. We’re going to obey all of the laws, of course. Things like dumping into water runoff and all that: no, we know that poisoning Dresden is not the way to win friends and influence people.
So it’s not the regulations that are the problem: this is what is. Once we get past lab/pilot plant size we’ve then got to file vast, voluminous, plans about what we intend to do next. OK. But it takes 18 months for such plans to be “considered”. No, don’t know why, it just does. Same in Germany, the UK or the Czech Republic.
And of course once we’ve proven our process at that lab/pilot plant scale we’d want (well, may well want to) scale it up immediately. From processing a few hundred kg a day to a few tonnes a day.
There’s no other factory that we can take on as the processor either: no one else actually does our process. So any/everyone would face the same problem.
So, is there some country that one can actually work in (ie, not Russia or Burma etc) where there isn’t this bureaucracy caused 18 month gap? Anyone with any bright ideas?
Anyone know anything about North Africa? Ukraine? Western Ukraine would be good actually: possibly using some small part of an extant chemicals plant.
Essentially, somewhere that’s civilisation but without the cunts from Brussels?