Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Renewable Energy Research

Renewable energy research is escalating. Research on various forms of renewable energy has escalated exponentially in recent years.  From the federally funded projects being pursued by the nearly 1,700 full- and part-time employees, 700 visiting researchers, 80 post-doctoral students, and 234 interns at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; to the thousands…

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Green Energy Grants

Green Energy Grants: Finding a Way Through the Forest Small businesses looking to start a green energy pilot program, larger companies looking to scale up, city and state government planners hoping to launch sustainable, renewable energy projects all need one thing to get off the ground: funding. Finding grants to support green energy ventures can…

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Biofuels Companies

Biofuels companies are making rapid advances. Companies from around the globe are making headlines almost daily. Those like Cosan, Verbio, REG, Green Plains, and Gevo maintain large market caps. The large oil companies have entered the bioeconomy also, investing in the future of biofuels more than ever before, the aviation, maritime, and other transportation industries…

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Sustainable v. Renewable

While often regarded as interchangeable, “sustainable” and “renewable” are terms with h different meanings.  In an “Energy Education” article the University of Calgary posted online, the university clarified the distinctions in the definitions of the two. Although many firms, experts, and entrepreneurs might continue to substitute one word for the other, when one is applying…

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Techno Economic Assessment for Startup Companies

Techno-Economic Assessment for Startup Companies in the Bioeconomy?  Having experts who have been in the industrial biotech industry for over 30 years, we are encouraged to see many startup companies realizing and implementing TEAs (Techno-Economic Analysis) as a tool to assess their proposed processes. TEAs can help to elucidate the gap between current process status…

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Gas to Liquids Technology

Gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology is the process of converting natural gas to synthetic hydrocarbon liquids, or syngas, as an intermediate step toward production of valuable liquid fuels such as diesel or methanol. The processes make use of what might be wasted, and liquid gas is more easily, safely and less expensively transported than methane or natural…

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Expert Witness – Feedstocks

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have feedstock specialists willing to serve as feedstock expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel case.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these feedstock expert witnesses…

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

It appears that low carbon fuel standards continue to spread, as even the historically most polluting companies seem to be embracing the idea that the health benefits and sensitivity to global warming are good for their bottom line. There continues to be ever-greater goodwill seen by companies that show progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.…

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