What do cellulosic ethanol experts or consultants do? Unlike ethanol, which is produced by the fermentation of sugars with yeast, or by some petrochemical process, cellulosic ethanol is an ethyl alcohol produced from cellulose (i.e. the stringy fiber of a plant), as opposed to the plant’s seeds or fruit. Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from grasses, wood, algae, or other plants. Unlike ethanol, however, these feedstocks are mostly inedible, thus eliminating the “food v. fuel” arguments that sometime surround standard biofuels. For this, and other reasons, there is great interest in cellulosic ethanol exists – especially in light of its potential for strong economic returns.
A cellulosic ethanol expert or consultant is someone who has a background in agriculture, biology or chemistry, and a strong experience in biofuels. Cellulosic ethanol experts/consultants do a wide variety of things. They may assist investors in selecting the right cellulosic ethanol equipment or help them with overseeing the building or retrofitting of a cellulosic ethanol plant. They may assist cellulosic ethanol plant owners in making the plant run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They may assist obligated parties under RFS2 in buying quality cellulosic ethanol or Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS). In matters involving cellulosic ethanol related litigation, the consultant may serve as an expert witnesses and assist the attorneys with understanding the issues.
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a number of highly qualified cellulosic ethanol experts available to assist you with any cellulosic ethanol related matter. Feel free to call or email us for more information.