The production of sugars from non-food biomass is the Holy Grail of many biotechnology developers. The goal is to produce low-cost sugars to support competitive end products, and to avoid dependence on food resources. Feedstocks include lignocellulose from wood, from agricultural wastes, and from municipal and industrial wastes – garbage. These are the goals of several major capital projects.
Biomass conversion experts are asked to assist with every phase of the development and operation of processes and projects to convert biomass feedstocks to sugars. We start with our experts’ long experience of working with such feedstocks, and the knowledge that the feedstock controls the process outcome. A team will normally include biomass feedstock experts to ensure that both technical and contractual aspects of feedstock sourcing and handling are addressed to minimize risks in this important area.
Then, the biomass conversion experts will evaluate the proposed conversion process, be it thermo-mechanical, enzymatic, microbial or catalytic in nature – or a combination of techniques. The conversion experts support successive scale up of processes to demonstration and fully commercial projects and offer an insight on the best strategies for doing so. The biomass conversion experts provide due diligence reports, assess the acquisition of existing biomass facilities as part of a new project, manage FEED design and cost development work, advise on contracts and performance guarantees, and act as members of the Owner’s team into commercial operation.
A biomass feedstock to sugars conversion expert is someone who has significant background in this area, through education and experience. An expert in biomass conversion to sugars has a wide range of expertise in the technologies and business practices used in accomplishing such projects.
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.