What is an energy crop expert? An energy crop expert is someone that understands the many complexities of those plants that are grown solely for producing energy as opposed to those grown for food or fiber. These crops come in many forms and varieties; energy cane, miscanthus, biomass sorghum and switchgrass are some of the most popular. Energy crops are vital to alternative and renewable energy, sustainability and a sustainable future.
To model your project and how it will perform requires many decisions and assumptions that an energy crop expert can help you make, such as:
- What is the best plant variety for your climate and soil type?
- What type of yield can you expect?
- How much land will be needed to produce the tonnage needed?
- What special equipment is required?
- Where are the sources for the plants; do you plant seeds or rhizomes?
- When can you expect your first harvest? Can you harvest more than once a year?
- How will soil quality be affected?
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biotechnologies, and feedstocks, like agricultural waste, algae, biochar, biogas, co2, construction waste, cooking oils, energy crops, fermentation waste, forest products, glycerin, hemp, lignin, municipal solid waste (MSW), palm waste, railroad ties, sludge, solid recovered fuels and wood waste. With over 150 consultants worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has the diverse experts and geographical reach to assist in virtually any bioeconomy project. Our highly qualified teams bring a unique integration of technical, scientific, regulatory and hands on experience to any project. Look at our experts and the services we provide. 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. See video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.