Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Food Waste To Energy Expert

Food Waste to Energy area includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from food waste materials. Popular commercial applications include composting and anaerobic digestion for processing the food waste at the municipal, farms and industrial scales. Food waste producers dealing with regulatory pressures are seeking value…

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RIN Generation from New Technologies

RIN generation in new biotechnologies? Most developers of new biofuels technologies need an opinion about the generation of renewable identification numbers (RINs), the credits used for compliance under the EPA Renewable Fuels Standard.  There are two issues any expert will need to assist in providing an opinion to a developer.  The first hurdle is to…

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Methanol Experts

Methanol (CH₃OH) is a chemical and is the simplest alcohol. Also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol (since it was originally produced mainly by the distillation of wood), methanol today is mainly produced industrially by the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide.  It is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable liquid and has an odor quite like…

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Analyzing Heat Transfer Requirements in Agitated Fermenters or Bioreactors

Analyzing heat transfer requirements in an agitated fermenter or bioreactor involves consideration of the combination of mild process temperatures and large heat loads that often require substantial heat transfer area, low cooling media temperatures, or both. The difficulty increases with scale, but it is helpful to evaluate different alternatives such as jackets, helical coils and…

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Renewable Electricity Experts

The bioeconomy is defined as the knowledge-based production and utilization of biological resources, biological processes and principles to sustainably provide goods and services across all economic sectors. It involves using renewable biological resources sustainably to produce food, energy and industrial goods, and exploits the untapped potential stored within millions of tons of biological waste and residual materials.…

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Agricultural Biogas Expert

Biogas experts often work with dairy, pig, chicken or other livestock operations interested in adding technologies like anaerobic digestion to produce renewable energy as a supplement to their current animal farming business.  In these operations, animal manure is collected, added to other organic materials and is processed through an anaerobic digester, with the resulting biogas…

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Waste-to-Gas Expert

What is a waste to gas expert? Waste-to-Gas technologies are those used to covert waste into gaseous energy products like syngas, biogas, or flue gas. There are many types of waste, including biomass waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial waste, sewage sludge, and used tires that can be used as feedstocks. These wastes can be…

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the Biofuels Industry

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the Biofuels Industry? Every producing biofuels plant selling feed co-products to any animal species should be aware of, and in full-compliance with, the rules laid out in the Food Safety Modernization Act – otherwise known as “FSMA”. There are two main parts of FSMA that bio-fuels facilities should prepare…

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