Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuel Production

What feedstocks are used for lignocellulosic biofuel production? Many different feedstocks can be used for biofuel production. If the process route consists of gasification/pyrolysis followed by a Fisher-Tropsch process, most feedstocks behave similarly. However, if the enzymatic route followed by fermentation is used, each feedstock behaves differently. Most require pre-treatment prior to hydrolysis. Pre-treatment methods…

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Bio-Oil Experts

Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in many different specialties within the bioeconomy, including bio oils.  These alternative energy and energy consulting groups and their consultants have expertise in renewable fuels (ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and synthetic diesel), renewable chemicals, renewable electricity, biomass energy, synthetic biology, biomass technologies (conventional…

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Crude Oils or Biofuels?

How are crude oil and biofuels different? Crude oil is a naturally occurring flammable liquid consisting of hydrocarbons and other organic compounds. It is recovered through oil drilling and fracking, and then refined and separated at large refineries, where it is made into things like gasoline, kerosene and  asphalt. The use of crude oil affects…

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Polypropylene Recycling

Polypropylene (PP) is a versatile thermoplastic polymer commonly used for making a number of household containers, medical components, automotive parts, casings for various commercial products, and fabrics. Following consumer use, PP is typically sent to landfill, incinerated with/without energy recovery or recycled, depending on specific waste management regulations and processing economics. Generally, plastic recycling can…

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Circular Economy Expert

What is a circular economy expert? The term “circular economy” refers to an economy in which generated waste materials are recycled or converted into forms retaining as high value as possible, as opposed to a traditional linear economy where materials are simply put in landfills to decompose at what every rate, if at all.  Recycling…

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Equipment Requirements to Study Agitation for Gas-Liquid Fermentation

Equipment Requirements to Study Agitation for Gas-Liquid Fermentation by Gregory T. Benz Background and purpose Small pilot fermenters are used with several different objectives: studying the organism, developing feeding strategies, evaluating potential yields, etc. A major purpose can be to study the mass transfer characteristics of the system, and how they relate to agitation. In…

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What Makes Lee Enterprises Consulting Different?

Is there a “one stop” shopping center in the bioeconomy?  Is there a group where investors, banks, owners, project developers, and other project participants can find exactly the right expert for virtually any type of bioeconomy related project?  Is there a place where you can find either the exact right expert to assist on a…

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Renewable Energy Expert

What is a renewable energy expert?  Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. This could include solar, wind, biofuels, hydroelectric and geothermal energy.  The opposite is nonrenewable energy which would includes fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal.  These take millions of years to…

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