What is a “circular economy,” and how is it different from its opposite, a “linear economy”? For quite some time, the world has been in a linear economy, where the raw materials we use to make products, and the products themselves, were turned into waste and thrown away after use. With the world’s population and the increase in pollution of all types, the world is now moving toward a circular economy where products and the raw materials from which they came, are designed to be reused. This is designed so that the future will hold enough raw materials for food, shelter, heating and other necessities. While there are certainly world leaders in this move, all of the world economy must eventually become circular in order to have sufficient resources to sustain life in the future. A circular economy is one that prevents waste by making products and materials that are more efficient, and by recycling and reusing natural resources. When new raw materials are needed, we must be careful to obtain them in a sustainably responsible way so that our environment is not damaged. As we move into the future, it is vital that we all embrace recycling, eliminate litter, and reuse things as much as possible. New technologies are being introduced to the market each year which help us become a more “circular economy” and it is everyone’s duty to participate.
Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in the circular economy, including expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, bio-technologies and a variety of specialty services. This will encompass an expertise in biofuels like algae biofuels, aviation/biojet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coal, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, producer gas and wood pellets and in technologies like agitation systems, anaerobic digestion, bio-oil extraction, bioreactors, carbon capture, carbon storage, carbonization, catalysis, cellulosic ethanol, clean tech, direct combustion, , enzyme technologies, fermentation, Fischer-Tropsch, gasification, genetic engineering, hydrothermal, nanotechnology, organosynthesis, power generation, pyrolysis, renewable technology due diligence, synthetic biology, thermochemical conversion, torrefaction, water treatment, and waste management.
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s premier bioeconomy consulting group, with over 100 highly qualified experts serving in all these areas. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide and you will see that we have just the right expert for any clean energy project. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.