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Biomass Energy

The definition of biomass energy?  Biomass energy is a renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. Biomass can be burned directly or processed into biofuels such as bio ethanol and methane. Biomass is certainly a renewable feedstock, and it is […]

Biomass Pretreatment Expert

What does a biomass pretreatment expert or consultant do? First, we must understand the process.  Collected biomass requires some type of pretreatment prior to its conversion to fuels or renewable chemicals.   Pretreatment will involve the biomass’ handling and transport, and the actual physical processes like sizing, drying, or chemical processes such as acid washing.   These […]

Bioenergy Expert

What does a bioenergy expert or bioenergy consultant do? First, let’s define bioenergy.   By definition, bioenergy is the energy extracted from biomass as it is used as a fuel.  So, in a narrow sense, we think of bioenergy as biofuels – fuels derived from biological sources.  In a broader sense, bioenergy includes the biomass, or […]

Lee Enterprises Adds Five to Renewable Chemicals Division

World’s Premier Bioeconomy Consulting Group Adds David Dodds, Ronald Newman, Steven Toon, Bernard Cooker and David Senyk to New Division LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS:   October 27, 2016.  Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world’s premier bio-economy consulting group, is pleased to announce the addition of five new experts in its newly formed Renewable Chemicals Division.  The consulting group, […]

Torrefied Biomass: Available, Efficient, CO2 Neutral and Economic – Likely the Best Solid Biomass on the Market

Torrefaction is a thermal pre-treatment technology used to upgrade lignocellulosic biomass to a higher quality and more attractive biofuel. In the torrefaction process, biomass is heated to 250-350°C in a low oxygen atmosphere, so that all moisture is removed and the biomass is partly devolatilises leading to a decrease in mass. Most of the initial […]

What to do About Algae?

Some years ago I visited a platinum mine in South Africa. About a mile underground at the end of the maze of tunnels at the ‘minefront’ they excavate about a 1 meter high layer of material to get the 2 cm thick vein that contains the platinum. But the platinum concentration in that vein is […]

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

Energy is fundamental to economy and survival in today’s social activity. Clearly the search of alternative energy sources would have a high priority. Therefore, minimizing the quantity of waste being generated from the source energy such as recycling could be a potential remedy in waste management activities. Disposal of used consumer plastic has increased with […]

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment With Anaerobic Digestion

Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world. The “European Model” relies on cash crops and manures with very high incentives and feed-in-tariffs. The “U.S. Model” is based on mostly or all cow manure from large farms (800 to 2,500 cows, or more). The “North American Model” utilizes cow manure and […]

An Overview of the current Biochar and Activated Carbon Markets

Biochar is an emerging market; growing rapidly, still in its infancy, but with gigaton market potential when we, as in humanity, start addressing the climate crisis. Activated carbons are a mature market of about one million tons annual production, which is growing slowly. They are basically like fraternal twins; they have a lot in common, […]

CAN/CSA-ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards for Forest Biomass

In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards based on the harmonization of European and ISO standards.  The objective of the series, as stated in the ISO Standard, is “to provide unambiguous and clear classification principles for solid biofuels and to serve as a […]