Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Alternative and Renewable Energy Types

Alternative and Renewable Energy Types? While the terms are often used interchangeably, and many forms of energy fit both classifications, there are some distinguishing factors between the two. “Alternative energy” is energy that is generated in a manner that does not deplete natural resources or harm the environment.  Simply put, alternative energy is an “alternative”…

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Alternative Energy and Renewable Fuels Companies

There are over a hundred alternative energy and renewable fuels companies publicly traded on the stock exchanges worldwide.  These range from solar and wind companies, to hydroelectric, bioenergy, and renewable fuel companies.  There are thousands more worldwide that are privately owned.  It is fair to assume that significant effort is moving toward energy that is…

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Renewable Energy Funding

A variety of renewable energy funding comes from federal programs that support innovative new technologies that have been successfully tested/operated at a demonstration-scale and documentation (technical, market, socio-economic, environmental, and financial feasibility) and are ready for commercial-scale development. The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has several USDA Funding programs and resources that are available to support…

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Financial Due Diligence in Renewable Energy

Financial due diligence is an important step for securing financial backing.  Most renewable energy projects and technology proposals will receive money from investors, financial institutions, or grant makers only after they pass the scrutiny of major due diligence. Securing the upfront financing and arranging due diligence, from experts or firms that can offer the most…

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Biomass Processing Equipment

Biomass is plant-based material that, for the purposes of energy production, typically originates as residuals from another value extraction process (sawmilling, agricultural, industrial processes) or is grown specifically for the energy conversion process.  Biomass has the advantage of being renewable, sustainable, and has the unique feature of storing the sun’s energy in chemical form to…

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Energy Crop Expert

What is an energy crop expert? An energy crop expert is someone that understands the many complexities of those plants that are grown solely for producing energy as opposed to those grown for food or fiber. These crops come in many forms and varieties; energy cane, miscanthus, biomass sorghum and switchgrass are some of the…

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Powdered Activated Carbon

Powdered activated carbon (PAC) is dosed as needed, most commonly used in liquid applications, and removed via settling or filtration As the demand for activated carbon continues to grow, so too, does the number of suppliers. It can be an overwhelming decision to choose a suitable product. For drinking water (potable), PAC is typically added…

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Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is also used in a number of gas/air applications to remove contaminants.   As the demand for activated carbon continues to grow, so too, does the number of suppliers. It can be an overwhelming decision to choose a suitable product. GAC is used in both air and liquid applications, typically in a…

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