Engineers experienced in renewable energy plant engineering understand that there are unique aspects of the industry that necessitates the heavy reliance on specific industry best practices in the execution of engineering for renewable energy projects. Some of the renewable energy industry features that can impact the engineering practices employed include; small unit capacities, developing technologies, challenging project economics, reliance on green credits, solid feedstock, and byproduct handling, and the inherent complexity of many renewable energy technologies.
These and other industry features dictate increased reliance on and expertise with engineering best practices including; integrated pilot plant design and operation, techno-economic assessment, front-end loading, stage/phase gate reviews, waste minimization, life cycle analysis, technology selection, risk management, scaleup design, process simplification, reactor design, rigorous/fundamental process modeling, dynamic modeling, modular construction, troubleshooting, energy conservation, equipment/system testing and verification, value engineering, class-of-plant categorization, and fit-for-purpose design.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biotechnologies, as well as the more common areas like bio and renewable fuels, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biomaterials, and biochemicals. These larger groups will also have expertise in other technologies like agitation systems, anaerobic digestion, bio-oil extraction, bioreactors, carbon capture, carbon storage, carbonization, catalysis, cellulosic ethanol, cleantech, direct combustion, enzyme technologies, fermentation, Fischer-Tropsch, gasification, genetic engineering, hydrothermal, nanotechnology, organosynthesis, power generation, pyrolysis, renewable technology due diligence, synthetic biology, thermochemical conversion, torrefaction, water treatment, and waste management.
Among its 150+ experts, Lee Enterprises Consulting has a wide range of services in bioenergy, biomaterials and chemicals, biotechnologies, and feedstocks. We certainly have specialists in engineering oversight. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. You will note that most of our experts are also available for ancillary engagements and advice, for specialty engagements like serving as expert witnesses in litigation matters. A good overview of our group is found in this video. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.