Bioenergy is type of renewable energy created from natural, biological sources, which is used to produce transportation fuels, heat, electricity, and products. Biofuels like ethanol, biodiesel, green diesel (derived from algae and other plant sources), and biogas (a methane derived from animal manure and other digested organic material) are examples of bioenergy. Practically speaking, bioenergy covers the use of any organic material – even things like forest thinnings, residues, agricultural wastes, or urban wood waste – used to generate heating, cooling and/or electricity. With modern technology, bioenergy is even be produced from things like landfills or waste zones. Bioenergy is becoming commonly used for heat and electricity in hospitals, college campuses, school districts and government buildings. We are currently seeing a rapid expansion in the use of bioenergy as its advantages are clear: biodegradable fuels, better air quality, more energy security, less landfill pollution, and a substantial support in our agricultural and food- processing industries (with the resulting economic development and employment). Bioenergy is the future.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable biofuels like bio ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass, biomass power, feedstocks, and biotechnology. In these larger consulting groups, one will also find energy consultants in some specialty area like other biofuels like algae biofuels, aviation/biojet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coals, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, producer gas, and wood pellets.
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s premier bioeconomy consulting group, with over 100 highly qualified experts serving in all these areas. Take a 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. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information. See Due Diligence in Bioenergy Projects: Beginning with the End in Mind.