Renewable Energy Companies have a future, notwithstanding the temporary setbacks that every industry encounters from time to time. The International Energy Agency predicted a sunny renewable energy future. The expansion of clean energy technologies, coupled with falling costs and other factors, means that as the demand for energy worldwide grows by 30 percent between today and 2040, about 40 percent of that increased demand will be met by renewable energy sources. [i] About 26% of current electricity is generated via renewable sources currently. Global production of biofuels is currently at 154 billion litres. There are about 35 million tons of CO2 captured from power and industrial facilities each year.
Renewables are set to capture two-thirds of worldwide investment in power plants through the next two decades, the agency predicts, with solar photovoltaics becoming the largest source of low-carbon capacity by 2040. By that time, the share of all renewables in total power generation is expected to reach 40 percent. [ii]
Top renewable energy companies not only are founded on solid financials, but also have sophisticated sustainability programs, groundbreaking technologies and offer real benefits to their surrounding communities. These are the qualities that mark the companies named in the first Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders list, announced in November 2017. [iii] Getting to the top of the list means having the right teams in place and the processes that carry a groundbreaking idea from concept through to commercialization.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms will certainly have experts in more common areas like biofuels, biomaterials, biomass, biomass power, bio-based chemicals, biotechnologies and renewable fuels and chemicals in general. Energy consultants should be willing to discuss client’s initial questions about renewable energy sources, the types of biofuels, biofuel companies, synthetic biology, the fermentation process, biomass renewable energy, biofuel energy, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, and about the circular economy in general. These clean energy experts would optimally be part of a larger, multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants with a wide variety of expertise in more specialized areas like biomass production, financial due diligence, 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. Finally, members and strategic partners of these green energy consulting firms should also have the availability to do things like engineering, technical feasibility studies and techno-economic analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies, and provide expert witness testimony, and should have the contacts to assist with renewable energy finance, accounting, plant safety and insurance, legal, and virtually any other services related to the bioeconomy.
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