As clean energy and climate change become more mainstream concerns, more investment and other renewable energy funding opportunities will continue to surface for renewable projects. Whether funding comes from venture capitalists, family offices, foundations, government support (like loans and grants), or even from banks, those seeking these funds must always be prepared. Entering any market, and especially a newer one like renewable energies, requires a readiness to demonstrate why the idea has merit, how the financial picture looks, and a showing that both the project technology and the project team are top-notch. Those seeking funds, and those being asked to fund, should always consult with renewable energy professionals. Those seeking funds will want third-party validated business plans, pro formas, and all the other things that go into a techno-economic analysis. Those providing funds will be best served by asking someone other than the recipient to validate at least the technology and economics of the project. It is wise to know where the inevitable funding gaps will occur and how they will be handled. Renewable energy or renewable chemical projects are somewhat more capital-intensive than other early-stage projects. Some will need additional research or have an unproven technology that will need prototypes and pilot projects first. It is important for those entering this market to be well prepared and engage known expertise at the earliest possible time.
Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC) offers a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. The company has business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans, and other renewable energy funding. The company also offers technical and engineering-related services like techno-economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and expert witness engagements. The company also has strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement. With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting also has experts in anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel fuel including algae biofuels, solid state and industrial fermentation, green energy grants, ag biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one-stop shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
Look at our 150+ experts and the services we provide. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full-service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. See a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.
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