Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Synthetic Biology Experts

Synthetic biology experts assist in redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities. Synthetic biology researchers and companies around the world are harnessing the power of nature to solve problems in medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture.is a rapidly emerging field that applies science and engineering principles to biology, resulting in the design…

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Co-Processing Biomass

Co-processing biomass with fossil carbon feeds and/or wastes? The adoption of renewable chemicals and fuels is a necessity for the future.  However, our current fossil carbon-based economy has created a highly efficient infrastructure for processing and distributing fuels.  The vision of those desiring to reduce fossil carbon was to slowly transition by leveraging this infrastructure.  …

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MSW Biofuels

Are MSW biofuels feasible?  Can we use MSW as a feedstock for biofuels production? The answer is a resounding “yes”.  Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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RIN Experts

What do RIN experts do? A Renewable Identification Number (or RIN) is a serial number assigned to the volume of a batch of biofuel for the purpose of tracking its production, transfers, trading, and ultimate use or retirement.  This is required by the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) which was implemented as a result…

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Ethanol Gas

Ethanol gas is the mixture of ethanol with gasoline. Ethanol is an alcohol fuel made from plant material, such as corn, sugar cane, grasses, or woody biomass.  The worldwide use of ethanol as a fuel has increased dramatically. Ethanol has a higher-octane number than gasoline, giving it the ability to be blended into lower octane…

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Bio-Oil

  Bio-Oil is a generic term for a complex mixture of chemicals obtained from the thermochemical conversion of biomass including lignocellulose agricultural wastes and wood products.  The composition of the oil can vary significantly depending on the biomass source, pretreatment, the method of pyrolysis, and the use of catalysts.  Bio-oil typically contains significant amounts of…

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Due Diligence – Financial

Securing financing and conducting due diligence are two of the most critical parts of any project.  We get many calls for assistance in securing financing – where to go, what to expect, how to be best prepared, etc.  On the other side, much of our professional time is spent conducting technical or financial due diligence…

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