Biofuels Project Planning involves an initial step called front end loading or pre project planning (PPP). This is a formal process for the process for conceptual development of processes in the up-stream, biotechnology, petrochemical, refining and specialty chemical areas. It involves developing sufficient strategic information which the owners can determine risks and make decisions. It typically involves a stage-gate process, whereby a project must pass through formal gates at well-defined milestones within the project.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts to assist in biofuels project planning, and in more common areas like of biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biomaterials, biochemicals and biotechnologies. But, they also have an expertise in a wide variety of specialty services like expert witness testimony, ag biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, algae biofuel, alternative proteins, animal-free products, beverage fermentation, bio-based chemicals, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, conversion technologies, enzyme technologies, ethanol gas, Fischer-Tropsch, food waste, fuel additives, green energy grants, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, industrial fermentation, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, railroad ties, reactor design, recycled plastics, renewable identification number, rfs2, solid recovered fuels, solid state fermentation, sustainable foods, technical feasibility studies, torrefied biomass, waste to energy technology, and waste-to-hydrogen. Renewable energy experts in these firms should be able to also assist with things like renewable energy finance, renewable energy insurance, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies.
Lee-Enterprises Consulting (LEC) has a full range of experts that can facilitate this third party process and provide independent assessments at the beginning of a biomass, biofuels or biochemicals project, where the opportunity for changes in design is relatively high and the cost to make those changes is relatively low. The breadth of expertise provided by LEC allows them to assemble a team with the knowledge needed to assist with all of these functions including material balance; energy balance; project charter; flow scheme, PI&D, equipment specifications, a potential source, preliminary layout; schedule; cost estimates.
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. 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. See Due Diligence in Bioeconomy Related Projects.