Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Ethanol Protein – Importance of Co-Product Quality

Why is the importance of ethanol protein co-product quality? At least eight ethanol plants have recently installed new process technology that separates higher value corn fermentation protein from whole stillage. This ethanol protein is a combination of corn protein and yeast protein from the ethanol fermentation process. This protein product is destined for growing animal…

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Expert Witness – Ethanol

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have ethanol and cellulosic ethanol specialists willing to serve as ethanol 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…

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Hydrogen Applications

Hydrogen applications and uses are many and varied. As countries and companies move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to clean energy, hydrogen is increasingly the solution of choice. Green hydrogen from renewable sources holds the fantastic potential to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels, power production, transportation, chemicals, and other economically important applications.…

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Hydrogen Experts

Among other things, hydrogen experts can assist with hydrogen fuel cells that produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The hydrogen reacts with oxygen across an electrochemical cell similar to that of a battery to produce electricity, water, and small amounts of heat.  However, instead of storing and releasing the electricity as a battery…

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Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen (H2) is lighter than air and more common than carbon, and green hydrogen burns with an exhaust of water vapor. Many see hydrogen as the future of decarbonizing electricity and transportation.  Worldwide, companies are responding to pressure from governments to make more hydrogen gas.  While it is a bit hard to handle, it is…

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Site Planning to Mitigate Environmental Risks

In well-developed bioeconomy projects, initial site planning, placement of facilities, and mitigation of potential environmental risks, are the factors that help improves a project’s chance of overall economic success.  It is critical for project developers and land managers to work together in developing optimization models that guide systematic, multi-objective planning efforts, collectively including biodiversity and…

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Biomass Wildlife Impact

It is well known that sustainable feedstock development is the cornerstone of the bioeconomy, but does sustainable biomass production  encompasses things like wildlife impact, and more than just reliable annual yields of high-quality feedstock?  Biomass provides habitat for our nation’s wildlife resources, a source for capturing carbon in our soils, material that can intercept and…

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USDA FUNDING

The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has several USDA Funding programs and resources that are available to support companies and projects in renewable energy, the bioeconomy and energy efficiency.  These include USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) Program, USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS )Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture,  USDA…

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