What is an alternative energy expert and what do they do? Alternative energy would be those types of energy which are generated in ways that do not deplete natural resources or harm the environment, thus making them an “alternative” to the use of fossil fuels or nuclear power. Renewable energy refers to a specific type of energy that is collected from some renewable resources, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. They are “renewable” in the sense that they are constantly replenishing within a relatively short time frame without human intervention.
Alternative and renewable energy professionals encompass many different types of expertise. An example would be an expert in renewable diesel, biomass gasification, torrefaction, pyrolysis, synthetic diesel and many more. Each has a background, education and experience in their area of expertise. Each will have a good working knowledge of the technological developments in the areas, and the ability to assist in project planning and development. Alternative energy experts are sometimes referred to as sustainability consultants, green consultants, eco consultants, or environmental management consultants.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting normally have many different types of sustainability experts and offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. These experts should be able to assist with things like business and financial services (like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans and bio market research), technical and engineering related services (like techno economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis and expert witness engagements), and should have strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas, including 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 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 video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.