Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in many different specialties within the bioeconomy, including bio-oils. These alternative energy and energy consulting groups and their consultants have expertise in renewable fuels (ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and synthetic diesel), renewable chemicals, renewable electricity, biomass energy, synthetic biology, biomass technologies (conventional and emerging), waste management, carbon-related matters (carbon accreditation, carbon capture, carbon credits), and in the many bioproducts produced. We have experts in all these areas, as well as specialists in matters like algae biofuel, agitation systems, agricultural waste, waste management, bio-jet fuel, biogas, climate change analysis, environmental permitting, enzyme technologies, renewable due diligence, and glycerin-related matters. In small projects, we have just the right expert. In larger projects, we can assemble interdisciplinary teams, with one point of contact, to handle virtually any clean energy, green energy, renewable energy, energy finance, or any other renewable-related matter, and many of our experts are available to serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation.
Bio-Oil is a generic term for a complex mixture of chemicals obtained from the thermochemical conversion of biomass including lignocellulose agricultural wastes and wood products. The composition of the oil can vary significantly depending on the biomass source, pretreatment, the method of pyrolysis, and the use of catalysts. Bio-oil typically contains significant amounts of oxygenated hydrocarbons. The high oxygen content decreases the bio-oil stability and prevents is used as a drop-in transportation fuel. It can be used in boilers and turbines that have been modified to deal with corrosion issues. The bio-oil can be upgraded by a variety of separation and chemical processes to reduce the oxygen content and convert them into a drop-in fuel.
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a number of alternative energy and renewable experts who understand the production, use, and upgrading of bio-oil. These experts understand biomass equipment and can assist with many types of alternative energy projects. They have evaluated dozens of technologies and have advised clients of those with the most promise for success. They can provide support through the technology development, permitting, construction, and implementation stages of lignin processing. They have experience dealing with government programs that fund novel programs for lignin conversion. See a list of our experts and our services and areas of specialty. Feel free to call or email us for more information.