Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Fermenter Design

Fermenter design encompasses many variables. Some of these include desired oxygen transfer rate, required dissolved oxygen level, maximum allowable partial pressure of CO2 in the exit gas, heat transfer considerations, etc. A key part of the design is to relate mass transfer to agitation and air flow. This is not a trivial task. Developing a…

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Occupational Health & Safety in Renewable Energy

Health & safety is at the forefront of everything a company does. They are essential principles to minimize employee risk and streamline implementation – ensuring everybody goes home in the same condition they came to work in. Understanding OSHA regulations is crucial to maintain compliance and keep employees safe. Therefore, companies often hire occupational health…

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Landfill Treatment

When one talks about a landfill treatment expert in the bioeconomy, we are describing an expert who evaluates various methods of increasing degradation of MSW within the landfill which also increase landfill gas production for use as renewable energy and/or renewable chemicals/products.  Leachate  from the landfill also may need on-site pre-treatment and also is the…

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Insurance in the Bioeconomy

The agricultural, renewable energy, and bio economy (ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, agribusiness, solar, wind, etc.) industries have had a lot of crossover and growth in the US over the past decade.  Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass…

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Expert Witness – Gas to Liquids

The best renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in a wide variety of bioeconomy specialties, including gas to liquids (GTL).  (They should also be able to provide clients project expertise and be available as expert witnesses in matters like aquaculture, biochemicals, bio-fertilizers, bio-fibers, biomass-to-sugars, bioplastics, catalysis, cellulose, enzymes, food ingredients, biogas production, and…

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Wildlife Management in the Bioeconomy

When one thinks about the bioeconomy, wildlife management is probably not the first thing to come to mind. Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, and bio technologies.  In these larger consulting groups, one will…

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Renewable Technology Assessment

Renewable technologies are now emerging around the world as mainstream sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Rapid growth has been driven by improving cost-competitiveness of renewable technologies, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security, and environmental concerns.  As a result, more investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and fuels manufacturing…

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Plastic Waste Recycling

Plastic is one of the most widely used and cheapest materials in the world today and plastic waste recycling is no long optional.  Virtually everything we use is either made from or wrapped in plastic.  Most plastic is not biodegradable, meaning that left untreated, it will be here for millions of years.   Plastic waste is…

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