Ethanol experts are specialists that understand how to produce ethanol by fermentation of corn, milo (grain sorghum), sugar, or cellulose to ethanol. This type of expert requires knowledge of feedstocks (corn, milo, cellulose), enzymatic conversion of feedstocks to sugars, and fermentation of the sugars to ethanol. This expert should also be aware of the principles of distillation and drying used to concentrate and finish the product for sale. Finally, an ethanol expert should be knowledgeable about ethanol as a fuel. For example, an ethanol expert should have an awareness of the properties and benefits provided by ethanol as a fuel and octane enhancer in internal combustion engines – such as its cost advantages and cleaner-burning properties. The ethanol expert or ethanol consultant will have an education and experience background in these areas and will be able to do a wide variety of things. They may assist investors in selecting the right ethanol equipment or help them with overseeing the building or retrofitting of an ethanol plant. They may assist ethanol plant owners in making the plant run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They may assist obligated parties under RFS2 in buying quality ethanol or Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS). In matters involving ethanol-related litigation, the consultant may serve as an ethanol expert witness and assist the attorneys with understanding the ethanol issues in question and/or may testify in court about the ethanol-related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting will certainly have experts in ethanol. They also offer a wide range of services in the general areas of biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis, and will have specialized business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants, and loans and bio market research. A big consulting group like this should also offer technical and engineering-related services like techno-economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and expert witness engagements, and have solid strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement. With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas. 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 a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information. See also: Ethanol as a Fuel.