What does a biomass feedstock expert or biomass feedstock consultant do? A Biomass Feedstock Expert is an essential part of biomass project financing: the expert acts as a credible, recognized independent 3rd party to help biomass project developers and capital providers assess the feedstock risk of individual projects. A Biomass Feedstock expert can assist with things like:
- Source various types of biomass such as wood fiber, agricultural residues, and food wastes.
- Find higher value markets for biomass by-products such as solid and liquid food wastes, wood fiber (i.e. sawdust) or agricultural residues (i.e. corn stover), or by-products (i.e. digestate, DAF float, peanut hulls, packaged food waste, whey waste, ash);
- Assess and quantify the risk of biomass supply chains;
- Manage and de-risk biomass supply chains;
- Decrease the cost and increase the reliability of biomass feedstock supply by finding additional suppliers.
A biomass feedstock expert should have many years of experience in feedstock supply and risk mitigation. They should have a deep understanding of the intricacies and complexities of biomass supply chains, including supplier habits and preferences, buyer tactics and strategies, and the role of biomass specs and price in supply chain behavior.
They should be familiar with the most up-to-date and accurate analytics used to quantify biomass supply chain risk including computer modeling of growth-to-drain analysis, competitor impact analysis, Monte Carlo price and risk forecasting, GIS-based analyses, competition impact assessments, transportation cost analysis, and location optimization.
For more than 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been at the forefront of the bioeconomy. Our highly differentiated market position centers around our deep subject matter expertise in very specialized areas. In our feedstock section, we assist clients with matters involving feedstock analysis, forecasting and hedging, conventional grains, oilseeds, fats & greases, energy crops, forest, pulp & paper, wood-related matters, plastics, rubber and latex, algae, biogas, CO2, methane, glycerin, solid recovered fuels, hemp, glycerin, and a variety of waste related matters like a municipal solid waste (MSW), agriculture waste, landfill waste, wood, plastic food, and fermentation wastes, construction waste, waste oils, wastewater, and sludge.
We help clients minimize technical and economic risk by leveraging best practices in our industries, and we have a long track record of providing insightful analysis and practical advice. Our reputation is unparalleled because we provide a simpliﬁed process, with a single point of contact to a diverse international network of proven experts in biofuels, biomaterials, feedstocks, alternative proteins, and existing & emerging technologies. Providing access to over 150 world-renowned bioeconomy experts allows us to create tailored solutions to meet each project’s individual needs. Please take a look at our experts and the services we provide. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for further information.