Livestock production and biofuels – especially ethanol – seem like a match made in Heaven. Ethanol producers can leverage the corn-purchase requirements of integrated operations for the economic benefit of both. Also, the co-products coming out of the ethanol plant can be fed back to the livestock – with the cost-savings synergies realized in not drying the co-products and dramatically reduced freight and / or other logistics benefits. However, very few integrated operations exist. The reason: with few exceptions, ethanol plant operators and livestock producers have little experience with operating their counterpart business. Both businesses tend to experience “boom or bust” economic cycles; both operate on thin margins. “Learning the hard way” is not really a viable path to success for such an integrated operation!
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a team of consultants that can analyze your entire operation and provide expertise for integrated operations such as these. For example, we have consultants with real-world experience in ethanol operations, livestock production, plant design and engineering, as well as project management. Further, we have individuals that can advise on meeting regulatory requirements and can assist with procurement of capital for your integrated project.
If you are livestock producer or an ethanol plant operator seeking to diversify your operation, and implement cost-savings benefits by integrating a system, Lee Enterprises Consulting can assist.
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 bio market research. 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 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.See also: Sustainable Livestock Production; Feed Ingredient Evaluation for Livestock Producers; Feed Co-Product Nutritional Values; Feed Co-Products in Biofuels