As feedstock is the single largest expense in any biofuels operation, feedstock evaluation and the risks associated with the different feedstocks must be carefully delineated. As opposed to other types of agricultural-based operations, biofuels see new feedstocks being constantly introduced to the renewable energy market. The risks, costs and benefits of each feedstock must be identified early, and assistance from a professional familiar with the industry is paramount to developing appropriate strategies. Any new feedstock must be identified with respect to its rate of conversion into biofuel, its status as approved feedstock (linked with greenhouse gas emission questions), and thus its ability to create RINS. These factor help assess its biofuels profitability. Additionally, consideration must be given to the particular feedstock’s price history, its long-term availability in the particular geographic area with shipping considerations, and its comparative costs with respect to other available feedstocks. When considering any type of biofuel operation, the location, feedstock evaluation and capital costs are the first three factors to consider.
For more than 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been at the forefront of the bioeconomy. Our highly differentiated market position centers around our deep subject matter expertise in very specialized areas. We help clients minimize technical and economic risk by leveraging best practices in our industries, and we have a long track record of providing insightful analysis and practical advice. Our reputation is unparalleled because we provide a simpliﬁed process, with a single point of contact to a diverse international network of proven experts in biofuels, biomaterials, feedstocks, alternative proteins, and existing & emerging technologies. Our feedstock section assists clients with matters involving feedstock analysis, forecasting and hedging, conventional grains, oilseeds, fats & greases, energy crops, forest, pulp & paper, wood-related matters, plastics, rubber and latex, algae, biogas, CO2, methane, glycerin, solid recovered fuels, hemp, glycerin, and a variety of waste related matters like municipal solid waste (MSW), agriculture waste, landfill waste, wood, plastic food, and fermentation wastes, construction waste, waste oils, wastewater, and sludge.
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