Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Green Energy Financing

Green energy financing is crucial for innovative renewable energy projects, such as geothermal energy, biomass, waste-to-energy and others, are gaining interest and support as sustainable options that can provide the electricity the world needs, while cutting dependence on fossil fuels. Compared to carbon-producing sources of energy, green energy can improve the quality of air, water…

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Turning Waste Into Energy

What is WTE?  Waste to Energy.  The expression “one man’s trash is another’s treasure’’ has real-world meaning when considering the burgeoning field of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies that convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into heat and energy, through a series of complex processes. The Environmental Protection Agency says in 2015, more than 262 million tons of…

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Strategic Marketing of Biobased Products

Strategic Marketing of Biobased Products? What can a strategic marketing expert do for your biobased products?  Quite simply, strategic marketing ensures that your product has the market potential to achieve your target sales and profitability. While technical expertise lowers the risk of processing raw materials into finished goods, strategic marketing lowers the risk of transforming…

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a federally funded program designed to encourage research to meet national needs, aims to spark technological innovation, encourage creative ideas and participation by women and socially or economically disadvantaged people, and increase commercialization within the private sector or innovations created from federal research and development funding. It is…

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Energy Crop Consultant

What does an bioenergy crop or energy crop consultant do?  An energy crops expert can help you either produce biomass for conversion to energy, help select the best biomass sources for your energy generation project or help investors evaluate the merits of a proposed project. Energy crops are sources of biomass used to produce heat, electricity…

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Biodiesel Environmental Expert

What does a biodiesel plant environmental expert do? First, let’s discuss biodiesel production. As people search for alternative energy resources, the popularity of biodiesel fuel continues to increase.  Biodiesel is diesel fuel derived from non-petroleum-based sources such as biomass plant oils, animal fats, or refuse that are commonly obtained from waste or co-product streams of other…

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Food Waste Technology

Food Waste Technology, more formally called Food Waste-to-Energy Technology (FWTE), refers to processes that convert food waste i.e. any food waste from the food supply chain which was fit for human consumption at some time and no longer can be consumed due to spoilage, excess or expiry. This type of waste is generated from agricultural…

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Thermochemical Expert

What does a thermochemical expert or a thermochemical consultant do? Thermochemical processes are most commonly employed for converting biomass and waste into fuel or processed further to produce value added chemicals. Major thermal conversion routes include incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. The selection of the appropriate technology depends on the desirable end user application. The relative…

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