As more investors are examining renewable technology investment, renewable fuels, and chemical projects, new technologies continue to emerge worldwide. As new developers come into the marketplace, most earnestly believing they have unique and superior new technology, the core question always remains as to whether it works as promised. It is always the best approach to engage unbiased, experienced scientists, engineers, and other experts to evaluate the new technology with intense scrutiny. While this most certainly involves a “deep dive” into both science and engineering, it is vital to assess things like product yields, end product quality, energy utilization, process flows, and materials and safety concerns. Also to be considered are how the market might respond to the new process and whether there are currently existing subsidies, mandates, or other favorable conditions available. See Getting the Most Out of Techno-Economic Analysis for more information.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in the more common areas of bio and renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biomaterials, biochemicals, and biotechnologies. But they also have expertise in a wide variety of specialty services like expert witness testimony, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, feasibility studies, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, insurance, due diligence, risk management, benchmarking, intellectual property, HAZOP, financial modeling, competitor analysis, and assistance with RIN and Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) matters. These firms should also be able to assist with other things like Aspen Plus®, logistics, bioreactor design, municipal solid waste remediation, syngas and bio-based product development, carbon credits, climate change analysis, environmental permitting, equipment sales, experimental validations, grant writing, IP strategy, life cycle analysis (LCA), plant operations, plant sales and auctions, and risk analysis (FMEA).
Among its 150+ experts, Lee Enterprises Consulting has a wide range of services in bioenergy, biomaterials and chemicals, biotechnologies, and feedstocks. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. You will note that most of our experts are also available for ancillary engagements and advice, for specialty engagements like serving as expert witnesses in litigation matters. A good overview of our group is found in this video. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.