Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Air Permitting in Bio Projects

Air Permitting in Bio Projects? Renewable energy resources are all around us. You may have passed by a windmill, a solar farm, an oilseed processing/biodiesel facility, or a biofuel facility – all of these are sources of sustainable energy, using resources that are naturally replenished (wind, sun, plants, and agriculture). Industrial facilities that process renewables are…

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Feedstocks: Forestry

Forestry feedstocks utilized in the renewable industry include woody biomass such as: logging residue (e.g. slash, saw dust), forest management waste (e.g. wildfire mitigation, diseased tree removal), and dedicated energy forestry crops (e.g. poplar trees and willow stands).  A sustainable future requires solid forest management practices to maintain habitats for wildlife and minimize the devastating…

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Feedstocks: Agricultural

Agricultural Feedstocks for the renewable energy industry include starch and sugar crops (e.g., corn, sorghum), grass crops (e.g., switch grass, miscanthus), oil crops (e.g., soybean, sunflowers), and crop residues (e.g., corn stover, corn cobs, nut shells).  Agricultural feedstocks can create sustainable paths by using marginal croplands to generate energy products, and by adding value or…

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Food Experts

There are many types of food experts, including experts in food ingredients, food additives, food colors, Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) substances, and processing aids; those in dietary proteins, herb and spices, high-value oils, and other substances at risk of adulteration; those in functional ingredients and special nutritional ingredients intended to support human health. Food…

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Forest Biomaterials

Forest biomaterials are a class of solid materials derived from trees and shrubs. Forest biomaterials are a source of renewable products that offer many benefits in terms of abundance, low density, strength, cost, easily shaped or used, and performance.  Obvious examples include building products, furniture and paper board, but the list also includes high-tech materials,…

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Nutritionist in Ethanol Production

What is the role of a nutritionist in ethanol production? Is a trained consulting nutritionist valuable to those producing ethanol? Let’s ask the more basic questions first.  When producing biofuels, does one concurrently produce “co-products” or “by-products”?  To the untrained, the difference might seem only a matter of semantics.  To the experts, however, the reality…

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CO2 Utilization

CO2 Utilization?  Concern over the increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere and its effect on global climate change has increased the awareness and investigations for reducing CO2 emissions. Nearly half of all CO2 emitted will stay in the atmosphere for centuries. According to Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), CO2 emissions must be reduced by…

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Fuel Oils

Fuel oils are refinery products from distillation of crude oil used in industrial applications for generating heat or power as home heating oil, bunker fuel or in utility power generation. Fuel oils are the heaviest oils left over after gasoline and diesel fuels are removed. Fuel oils are composed of long chain hydrocarbons with varying…

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