Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Biomass Pretreatment Expert

What does a biomass pretreatment expert or consultant do? First, we must understand the process.  Collected biomass requires some type of pretreatment prior to its conversion to fuels or renewable chemicals.   Pretreatment will involve the biomass’ handling and transport, and the actual physical processes like sizing, drying, or chemical processes such as acid washing.   These…

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USDA Section 9003 Funding for 2020

USDA Section 9003 Funding for 2020? The USDA is still actively accepting applications and has Section 9003 loan guarantee funding available.   This is mandatory funding authorized in the Farm Bill this fiscal year- approximately $63 million of loan level along with carry-over funding. Only a few Phase I applications were received by the April 1,…

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Techno-Economic Analysis: Synthetic Biology

Techno-economic analysis in synthetic biology is the combination of conceptual process design and production cost estimation activities. Synthetic biology refers to microorganisms that have been genetically altered to produce a foreign molecule as part of their normal metabolism. Products include small organic molecules, (alcohols, fuel-range oils), proteins, and pharmaceutical ingredients. The techno-economic analysis is generally…

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Advanced Bioeconomy Legal & Regulatory Services

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in Advanced Bioeconomy Legal & Regulatory Services and the more common areas like of bio and renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biochemicals and biotechnologies.  But, they also have an expertise in a wide variety of specialty services like expert witness testimony, ag biotech,…

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Waste to Energy in Municipal Landfills

Is it possible to turn the waste to energy in municipal landfills or other products of value? Yes.  Many landfills are now learning about successful alternatives to simple landfilling. They are recycling difficult organics and plastics, and turning food wastes, urban bio-wastes, agricultural or food processing wastes, construction and demolition debris, utility ROW bio waste,…

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Renewable Energy Consultants

What do renewable energy consultants or experts do?  Renewable energy is any energy, electricity or thermal energy, that is derived from a renewable resource and includes solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass power, biogas, renewable natural gas, tidal energy.  Renewable energy may be used to produce electricity, heat, cooling, or as a transportation fuel in…

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Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money

Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money? Many renewable companies struggle to keep their fixed assets lists up to date.  A fixed asset is a long-term tangible property that a company owns and uses in its operations to generate income.  The assets are referred to as property, plant, and equipment (PP&E).  When a company purchases…

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Process Design

The task of process design is to lay out the process unit operations in a Block Flow Process Diagram (BFPD), in which the processing unit operations are connected by the continuous process stream flows.  A process is the transformation of raw materials, into one or more products of commercial value. The process development aims for…

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