Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Extruded Activated Carbon (EAC)

Extruded activated carbon (EAC) combines powdered activated carbon with a binder, fused together and extruded into a cylindrical shaped block.  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. EACs are applied similarly to GACs however due to…

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Global Biofuels Production

What does global biofuels production look like worldwide?  While global biofuels production did increase in all major producing regions, it was at slower rates than in the previous decade. The United States is still the largest producer of biofuel in the world, accounting for 38% of global biofuels production in 2019. Supplies of global biofuels…

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Biofuels Costs

The two most often asked questions with respect to biofuels revolve around their costs as compared to fossil fuels, and their impact on food. The cost of biofuels varies greatly depending on a number of factors.  Given that the majority of biofuels’ production costs are dependent on the price of the feedstock used to make…

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Food v. Fuel

The “food v. fuel” argument revolves around whether using farmland or crops for biofuels production is a detriment to food supply and causes a rise in food prices. This debate has been around since the beginning of biofuels and involves strong views on both sides. While this debate seems to have quieted in recent years…

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Best Renewable Energy

What is the best renewable energy?  To even attempt such an assessment requires answering two questions initially.  First, what is encompassed by the term “renewable energy”?   Second, how does one evaluate which is “best”?  By definition, “renewable energy” refers to a specific type of energy that is collected from some renewable resources, such as sunlight,…

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Environmental Consultants

As companies and municipalities move toward sustainability in production and seek renewable energy sources, both to provide a competitive advantage and reduce their environmental impacts, they increasingly turn to environmental consultants and experts to guide the way. In the renewable fuels sector, environmental consultants provide public and private sector clients’ thorough environmental assessments across a range…

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Enzymatic Consultant

Enzymatic experts are those that address the enzyme in the renewable fuels or renewable chemicals process. Enzymes are protein molecules that are part of every living organism and support all of life’s functions. Enzyme technologies utilize biological catalysts, enzymes, rather than chemical catalysts in industrial reactions.  Enzyme engineering is the application of altering the enzyme’s…

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Synthetic Diesel

Synthetic Diesel.  Clean-burning, sulfur-free synthetic diesel fuels are gaining interest as an alternative to diesel refined from crude oil, which produces harmful emissions, and to further reduce dependence on fossil fuels.  In 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates,[1] diesel fuel used in transportation resulted in the emission of 451 million metric tons of carbon…

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