What does the renewable diesel expert do? Renewable diesel refers to a drop in replace for diesel derived from fossil fuels. It is derived from biomass and made via processes that meet lifecycle requirements to meet the definition so reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They differ from biodiesels in that they have very low oxygen contents and do not contain materials not currently found in fossil-derived diesel fuel There are many possible routes but the most common ones today are those from hydroprocessing and isomerizing natural oils, upgrading of bio oil from pyrolysis and polymerization of monomers obtained from sugar fermentation.
A renewable diesel expert or consultant is someone who has a significant background in this area, through education and/or experience. An expert in renewable diesel has a wide range of expertise in the technologies and businesses concerning the production renewable diesel included the various technologies used to generate the renewable diesel and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
The renewable diesel expert may assist investors in selecting the right technology and in preparing due diligence/feasibility studies and loan/grant applications. They follow the renewable diesel market and have experience with the current state of supply, demand, and pricing. They know many of the key players in the industry. During design, the renewable diesel expert may perform a peer review of the design, prepare cost opinions and assist with permit applications. During construction, the renewable diesel expert can assist with construction oversight of the renewable diesel facility and provide commissioning reports. They may also provide operator training, start-up assistance, and recipe management to assist renewable diesel plant owners in making the plant run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They are familiar with the specifications and requirements to sell the fuel. In matters involving renewable diesel 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 renewable diesel technology and related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms should have experts in renewable diesel as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biotechnologies and a variety of specialty services like providing expert witness services. This will encompass an expertise in biofuels like algae biofuels, aviation/biojet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coal, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, producer gas and wood pellets. This will also include an expertise in feedstock analysis and in feedstocks like agricultural waste, algae, biogas, co2, construction waste, cooking oils, energy crops, fermentation waste, forest products, glycerin, hemp, lignin, municipal solid waste (MSW), palm waste, railroad ties, sludge, solid recovered fuels and wood waste.
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