The pulp and paper industry comprises companies that use wood as the raw material to produce pulp, paper, paperboard, and other cellulose-based products. Paper is a versatile material with many uses, including printing, packaging, decorating, writing, cleaning, filter paper, wallpaper, book endpaper, conservation paper, laminated worktops, toilet tissue, currency and security paper, and a number of industrial and construction processes. Pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibers from wood, fiber crops, waste paper, or rags. Mixed with water and other chemical or plant-based additives, the pulp is the major raw material used in papermaking and the industrial production of other paper products. The U.S. and China account for over 40% of the world’s paper production. The U.S. was the leading producer until 2009 when lack of investment due to harsh environmental permitting conditions and shifts in worldwide market demand made an investment in older or new facilities difficult to justify. China’s economy was expanding, and thereby increased their pulp and paper demand, while the US demand decreased, and thus China became the world’s leading producer.
Experts in pulp and paper normally have degrees in forestry, engineering, or agricultural sciences, and many years of experience in the industry. These experts can assist with environmental concerns, sustainable forestry practices, best management assistance, plant operations, recycling, energy management, process safety, quality deployment, and wastewater usage.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting normally have experts in pulp and paper, and additionally offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. These groups will likely also have experts in specialized areas like activated sludge, ag-biotech, animal nutrition, biopharmaceuticals, cannabis, carbon capture, cell-based meats, energy markets, greenhouse gas, methane expert, plastics, polyethylene, polymers, polyurethane, renewable hydrogen, project finance, waste management, emerging renewable technologies, forestry biomass, green diesel, jet fuels, low carbon fuel standards, marine biofuels, MSW, renewable jet fuel, renewable natural gas, aviation fuel, syngas, synthetic biology, advanced biofuels, activated carbon, anaerobic biogas, bio-based chemicals, biocatalysis, biomass technologies, biopharmaceuticals, Fischer Tropsch, gasification, and renewable diesel.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas. 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 a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.