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 to 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 is someone who 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 pyrolysis included the various technologies used to generate the pyrolysis and their relative strengths and weaknesses. They know how to adjust parameters to obtain the desired product mix. They are familiar with both upstream feed handling and pretreatment and downstream separation and upgrading process.
The pyrolysis expert may assist investors in selecting the right technology and in preparing due diligence/feasibility studies and loan/grant applications. They follow the pyrolysis market and have experience with the current state of supply, demand, and pricing. They are familiar with renewable fuel mandates and credits and other regulations. They understand fuel specifications for blending and how the meet them. They know many of the key players in the industry. During design, the pyrolysis expert may perform a peer review of 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 an expert witness and assist the attorneys with understanding the processes and related technical issues and may testify in court about aspects of pyrolysis technology and related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting normally offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. These companies should have business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans and bio market research. The company also offers technical and engineering related services like techno economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis and expert witness engagements. They might also have strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas, including anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel fuel including algae biofuels, solid state and industrial fermentation, green energy grants, ag biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one stop shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
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.