Renewable energy research is escalating. Research on various forms of renewable energy has escalated exponentially in recent years. From the federally funded projects being pursued by the nearly 1,700 full- and part-time employees, 700 visiting researchers, 80 post-doctoral students, and 234 interns at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; to the thousands of research projects being conducted by graduate and post-graduate students at the nation’s most respected institutions of higher learning; to hundreds of ongoing efforts by engineers and entrepreneurs, the future potential and new applications of all forms of renewable energy–from solar power and wind power to all manner of biotechnologies–are being studied.
According to International Energy Agency statistics, the production of electric power from renewable energies has increased from 5.6 percent to 9.6 percent. Much of that growth is attributable to the amount of expert attention being paid and the research being conducted to develop or improve upon renewable energy technologies. Researchers are identifying methods of commercializing many forms of renewable energy generation; others are developing processes that will make existing technologies cheaper and more efficient. Millions of dollars in grants and loans are being distributed annually to support various research efforts into clean energy. As the NREL states: “Groundbreaking analyses have helped redefine what’s possible for renewable energy.”
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 a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.