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Biotechnology Experts

What does a biotechnology expert or consultant do?  Biotechnology is the use of some biological processes for industrial or other purpose, like the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.  There are many types of bio technologies, including medical (such as vaccines and antibiotics), agricultural (such as pest resistant crops and […]

Anaerobic Digestion Expert

What does an Anaerobic Digestion expert or Anaerobic Digestion consultant do?  First, let’s define Anaerobic Digestion.   Anaerobic Digestion refers to is a series of processes in the absence of oxygen in which bacteria convert organic materials to biogas, digestate and water. An Anaerobic Digestion expert or Anaerobic Digestion consultant is someone who has significant background […]

1+1=3: Vastly Improve Biogas Production With Mixed Feedstocks in Anaerobic Digesters

By John D. Forcier, P.E. Anaerobic Digesters provide an excellent baseload renewable energy source. Cow manure has been digested in the cow’s four stomachs and domestic wastewater has been digested in the human digestive system. Therefore, those materials have limited remaining energy, but they still have excellent methane producing bacteria. However, by adding select external […]

Landfill Biogas Expert

What does a landfill biogas expert or consultant do?  Landfills are locations set specifically for disposal of residential, industrial, and commercial waste.  Landfills are a very large source methane emissions. Biogas from landfills is also called landfill gas (LFG), since the digestion process takes place in the ground rather than in an anaerobic digester. There […]

Waste-to-Gas Expert

What does a Waste to Gas expert or consultant do?  Waste-to-Gas technology is used to covert waste into gaseous energy products like syngas, biogas, or flue gas. There are many types of waste, including biomass waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial waste, sewage sludge, and used tires that can be used as feedstocks. These wastes […]

That Was Then. This is Now. The New Economics of Biogas Projects.

By Scott Warfield This is the seventh in a series of articles prepared by the experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. With respect to Susan E. Hinton for the great title, the economics of anaerobic digester projects to […]

Case Study: 1 MW to 3 MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

By John D. Forcier, P.E. This is the second in the 8-part series, State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018, prepared by experts at Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) who will be speaking at the ABLC 2018 conference in Washington DC, February 28 to March 2. Challenges Due to the project location in central Maine, there is a […]

Circular Economy and Waste Conversion

By Zoltan Kish, Ph.D. The increasing amount of waste is one of the most demanding problems facing the world, which creates global environmental challenges. Worldwide, 2.12 billion tons of waste are generated annually, and it is expected to rise at the current trend [1]. The most of the trash ends up in landfills emitting harmful […]

The Industrial State of Biofuels Technologies

By Dr. Gerald Kutney, Lee Enterprises Consulting A myriad of biofuel technologies exist, but which ones are truly industrial processes? The question is not always easy to answer. And one must define what is meant by an industrial process. To facilitate this task, three classifications of industrial status are utilized: Established – modern facilities are numerous, […]

Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

By Andrew Grant, Lee Enterprises Consulting Canada, New England, and California all have Carbon Credit programs to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass – dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of GHG reductions are given, and the carbon impact of […]