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 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 in commercial operation.
A biomass feedstock to sugars conversion expert is someone who has a 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.
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. 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.