Sustainable aviation fuel, also known as renewable jet fuel, is a growing industry as the policy continues to develop for a reduction in greenhouse gases. A time when air traffic will be regulated and restricted based on fuel composition is upon us. Demand has led to the development of a variety of options for renewable jet fuel production. Feedstocks continue to emerge and include a range of different natural oils, agricultural lignocellulose wastes, waste gases, lumber and other wood wastes, municipal wastes, and purposely grown energy groups.
Historically, the primary production method has been the hydroprocessing of fatty acids (HEFA). Other options have emerged, including Fischer-Tropsch (FT) conversion from gasification of wastes, cellulosic ethanol to hydrocarbons (ATJ), pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading, enzymatic direct sugar conversion (DSC), hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) and aqueous reforming. Understanding and evaluating these approaches requires a broad range of very specific knowledge and experience.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting will certainly have experts in renewable jet fuel. They also offer a wide range of services in the general areas of biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, and feedstocks, and will have specialized business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants, and loans, and bio market research. A big consulting group like this should also offer technical and engineering-related services like techno-economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and expert witness engagements, and have solid 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. 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.