Pyrolysis experts assist in the process of heat-treating biomass or wastes in the absence of added oxygen. The aim is to preserve the carbon content so that the product can be used as a fuel or processed further to produce valuable chemicals. The products include biogas, bio-oil, and aqueous material. The relative amounts and quality are a function of the technology used and operating conditions.
A pyrolysis expert or consultant has a significant background in this area through education and experience. An expert in pyrolysis has a wide range of expertise in the technologies and businesses concerning the production of pyrolysis, including the various technologies used to generate pyrolysis and their relative strengths and weaknesses. They know how to adjust parameters to obtain the desired product mix. They are familiar with upstream feed handling, pretreatment, and downstream separation and upgrading processes.
As with experts in other processes like gasification or torrefaction, the pyrolysis expert assists clients and investors in matters like selecting the best technology, preparing due diligence and feasibility reports, and securing grants and loans. They follow the pyrolysis market and have experience with supply, demand, and pricing. They are familiar with renewable fuel mandates, credits, and other regulations. They understand fuel specifications for blending and how they meet them. They know many of the key players in the industry. During design, the pyrolysis expert may peer review the design, prepare cost opinions, and assist with permit applications. During construction, the pyrolysis expert can assist with construction oversight of the pyrolysis facility and provide commissioning reports. They may also provide operator training, start-up assistance, and recipe management to assist pyrolysis plant owners in making the plant run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In matters involving pyrolysis litigation, the consultant may serve as an expert witness, assist the attorneys with understanding the processes and related technical issues, and testify in court about aspects of pyrolysis technology and related matters.
For more than 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been at the forefront of the bioeconomy. Our highly differentiated market position centers around our deep subject matter expertise in very specialized areas. We help clients minimize technical and economic risk by leveraging best practices in our industries, and we have a long track record of providing insightful analysis and practical advice. Our reputation is unparalleled because we provide a simpliﬁed process, with a single point of contact to a diverse international network of proven experts in biofuels, biomaterials, feedstocks, alternative proteins, and existing & emerging technologies. Accessing over 150 world-renowned bioeconomy experts allows us to create tailored solutions to meet each project’s needs. Please take a look at our experts and the services we provide. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for further information.