What does a bio-coal (biocoal) expert or consultant do? Biocoal is another word for torrefied wood. Biocoal is a relatively new type of energy, produced via fast pyrolysis coupled with an atmospheric distillation process. The key advantage to bio-coal is its ability to be used with little or no modification and the high heating values of most bio-coals (which are comparable to those of commercial coals). The life cycle assessment of biocoal shows that its production process can achieve net positive energy, financial, and environmental benefits, all positive indicators given the enormous pressure on plants to reduce emissions.
A bio-coal expert or bio-coal consultant is someone who has a background, education and experience in this area. These experts will have a good command of the technological development, experience to help overcome technological and economical challenges in project development and will typically also have experience with biomass feedstock selection, handling and eventually necessary pre-treatment.
Technologies to produce bio-coal exist worldwide. Biocoal expert are often called upon to assist in selecting the right equipment for a particular project, of help in the oversight of building of a plant. They are also used by investors conducting due diligence on project or technology. In matters involving coal related litigation, the biocoal consultant may serve as an expert witness assisting the attorneys with a better understanding the exact issues involved, and they may testify in court about the coal related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biomaterials and biochemicals as well as the more common areas like bio and renewable fuels, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, and biotechnologies. These larger groups will also have expertise in other things like biocoals, animal health products, aquaculture, bio-fertilizers, bio-fibers, biomass to sugars, bioplastics/polymers, enzymes, food ingredients, industrial chemicals, latex, lubricants, nanocarbon/cellulose, nutraceuticals, organometallics, rubber and solvents.
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