Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Expert Witness – Biofuels

The demand for biofuels expert witnesses is again on the rise.  With the 2022 rise in edible oils feedstocks, we once again see the concurrent increase in the price of biofuels.  Sellers of edible oils find other markets are more profitable as biofuels simply cannot have those higher feedstock prices and still produce a competitive…

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Combined Heat and Power

When we talk about a “combined heat & power” (CHP), often referred to as “Cogeneration” or “Cogen”, we are describing the practice of using fuel (or nuclear energy) to heat up a liquid, usually water, to a high-temperature superheated condition, using the superheated steam to drive a turbine or steam engine to produce power; often…

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Biotechnology Evaluation Expert

Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in biotechnologies as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biotechnologies and a variety of specialty services.  This will encompass an expertise in biofuels like ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas,…

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Nutraceutical Expert

What does a Nutraceutical Expert or consultant do? The term “nutraceutical” is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods and nutritional supplements, include such everyday products as “bio” yoghurts and fortified breakfast cereals, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies and even genetically modified foods and…

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Biomass Solids Agitation via Turbine

What percent of biomass solids can be successfully agitated with a turbine agitator? Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in agitation of biomass as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, bio-technologies and a variety of specialty services.  This will encompass an…

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RIN Compliance

RIN COMPLIANCE A Renewable Identification Number (or RIN) is a serial number assigned to 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 Standard (RFS) which was implemented as a result of the Energy Policy…

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Thermochemical Conversion

Thermochemical conversion is a broad classification of technologies, including combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, and liquifaction, utilizing temperature and pressure rather than chemical or biological catalysts or enzymes for the production of desired chemicals or fuels. Thermochemical conversion technologies may be applied to fossil and biogenic feedstocks – their action to decompose complex organic molecules to…

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Renewable Fuels & Chemicals Process Optimization

Process optimization is the discipline of adjusting a process to optimize, or make the best or most effective use of, some specified set of parameters without violating some constraint. The most common goals are minimizing cost and maximizing throughput and/or efficiency. When optimizing a biofuels technology of plant, the goal is to maximize one or more…

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