Cellulosic Ethanol Consultant

Cellulosic ethanol consultants are in high demand.  Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from the fibrous cellulose and hemicellulose fractions of herbaceous (switchgrass, corn stover, miscanthus) or woody biomass. The cellulosic ethanol production process includes biomass collection and delivery, biomass deconstruction via high-severity chemical & mechanical pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation and distillation. Due to a…

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Hemp Projects: Stage Gate Approach

Hemp Projects Pre-Development and Development Stage-Gate Approach. A stage-gate approach is a phased project management technique where a specific list of tasks and engineering is performed sequentially with a gate, or decision gate, at the end of each phase.  At that point, a decision is made to stop, move forward with the scope, schedule, and…

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Biofuels Project Funding

As a greener planet and sustainable future would appear to be something everyone should agree on, the question becomes why biofuels project funding is not a given. Why do many bioenergy projects, even very good ones, not get the funding they need? Undoubtedly, there are many reasons that failures to obtain financing occur, but some…

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Pyrolysis Technology & Tire Processing

Pyrolysis tire processing is a growing business worldwide thanks to advances in pyrolysis technology. It is a good thing, because tires are highly durable and non-biodegradable, and they took up lots of landfill space. In 1990, it was estimated that over 1 billion scrap tires were in stockpiles in the United States. Recycling these waste…

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Cannabis Business Structures

Cannabis Business Structures?  State Regulations Limit Business Structure Choices? Each state that has legalized a commercial cannabis industry, whether for medical or adult-use purposes, has enacted laws, rules and regulations on how operators may be structured. As these markets mature, more and more transactions are occurring where operators are buying and selling businesses and licenses to…

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CO2 Utilization: The Future of Hydrocarbon Fuels

CO2 Utilization? Carbon dioxide (C02), is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs in nature and serves as source of carbon for photosynthesis in all plants and crops. CO2 utilization’ refers to its use at concentrations above atmospheric levels, directly or as a feedstock in industrial or chemical processes, to produce valuable carbon-containing product. Energy…

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Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality

Pyrolysis Oil – Commercial Markets are a Reality.  Did you know that new commercial-scale pyrolysis oil plants have recently come into play? Did you know that customers are buying pyrolysis oil in Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and the US? Did you know that for the first time pyrolysis oil is being shipped in volume by sea?…

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Fermentation Waste Expert

Sometimes we think of fermentation in terms preserving foods or producing alcoholic beverages or acidic dairy products.  But the term “fermentation” encompasses much. Fermentation waste treatment is the production of chemical changes in wastes via some enzymatic action.  This is normally done to make the waste into a useable product like biofuels.   Just as…

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