The dictionary defines biomass energy as a renewable energy source from living or recently living plant and animal materials which can be used as fuel. What does a biomass energy expert or biomass power expert do? A biomass expert or consultant is someone with the education and experience in renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. A biomass energy expert or consultant can assist with any biomass that can be burned directly or processed into biofuels. These would include such things as bio ethanol and methane. Since biomass is certainly a renewable feedstock, and it is certainly used to produce renewable energy, it is very much on the forefront of today’s renewable energy agendas.
The biomass energy expert comes in many varieties, and can be of assistance in process design, testing or improvement, research and development, feedstock supply and offtake, and much more. The biomass consultant can also assist investors in selecting the right biomass technology, in assessing biomass costs, or in preparing due diligence/feasibility studies and loan/grant applications. During design, the biomass energy expert may perform a peer review of the design, prepare cost opinions and assist with permit applications. During construction, the biomass consultant might assist with construction oversight of the facility and provide commissioning reports. They may also provide operator training, start-up assistance and management to assist in making the facilities run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Especially in matters involving ethanol fuel or ethanol gas, the biomass energy expert can be of valuable assistance. In matters involving biomass litigation, the consultant may serve an expert witness and assist the attorneys with understanding the processes and related technical issues and may testify in court about biomass technology, economics and related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting will certainly have experts in biomass energy. They also offer a wide range of services in the general areas of biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis, and will have many specialized business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans and bio market research. A big consulting group like this should also offer technical and engineering related services like techno economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis and expert witness engagements, and have solid 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. See also: Biomass to Synthetic Natural Gas and Biomass Gasification.