A gasification expert is an expert in the process of converting biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. The gasification process involves heating the material to a high temperature of > 700 ₒC without combustion by starving the material of oxygen. There are many types of gasifiers and many gasification techniques. This is where the gasification expert’s knowledge becomes valuable. Often trying to select the appropriate technology for a particular situation is the first area that a gasification consultant can assist. The choice must be made between updraft gasifiers and downdraft gasifiers, fixed beds, fluid beds, bubbling beds and circulating fluid bed gasifiers, anaerobic gasifiers and air blown techniques, and high pressure and ambient pressure methods. Some of these produce low btu gas, while other produce a medium btu gas. All these things must be considered considering the particular situation.
Investing in a project, or purchasing a technology that uses gasification, is an endeavor one should only undertake with the expert assistance of the gasification expert. The methodologies are not equal, yet all have a purpose and a place. As an example, there would likely be different technologies involved in the production of a liquid fuel than those for running a boiler. And, once the gasification technology is chosen, the gasification expert can assist and oversee the design, build, installation, and startup of the plant. Likewise, the gasification consultant can assist with an existing plant to help ascertain cost saving measures or correct bottlenecks or problems. Finally, in litigation involving gasification, the expert becomes an invaluable asset to those involved.
With over 150 consultants worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has the diverse experts and geographical reach to assist in gasification, or virtually any other 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.