Thermochemical Expert

What does a thermochemical expert or a thermochemical consultant do? Thermochemical processes are most commonly employed for converting biomass and waste into fuel or processed further to produce value added chemicals. Major thermal conversion routes include incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. The selection of the appropriate technology depends on the desirable end user application. The relative…

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Biomass Sourcing, Storage, and Preparation

Many biomass-based projects show that problems frequently occur due to over-simplified assumptions as to the sources, delivering quality and quantity, storage and reclaim requirements, and pre-processing of biomass to meet the process feedstock specifications.  If your region needs an alternative to landfilling and seeks not only recycling of the easy stuff – clean paper, plastics, and…

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Biocatalysis Expert

Biocatalysis is the use of enzymes as catalysts, and unfortunately, the word invokes a general sense that the principles of chemistry and thermodynamics are somehow different because a biological entity is being used. Enzymes are simply catalysts that are high molecular weight polyamides that do not usually contain a precious metal atom.  The use of an…

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Sustainable Waste Management

What is sustainable waste management?  How do we manage waste more sustainably?  Start with the proposition that managing waste, water, and energy more efficiently are core components of sustainability.  Using material resources efficiently to cut down on the amount of waste produced, and where waste is generated, dealing with it in a way that actively…

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment is a process used to remove contaminants from wastewater and convert it into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle. Once returned to the water cycle, the effluent creates an acceptable impact on the environment or is reused for various purposes (called water reclamation). Wastewater refers to any non-potable aqueous effluent…

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Odor Control Experts

Fugitive odors arising from municipal wastewater plants and industrial operations plants have become problematic as commercial and residential development encroaches on the odor-generating sources.  As a result, municipalities are increasingly placing regulations and restrictions on these operations and a new demand for odor control technologies has developed.  The odors, comprised primarily of hydrogen sulfide and…

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Due Diligence in Biomass Project Acquisition

What does a due diligence expert do in biomass-related projects?  Capital projects such as biomass plants are often sold at various stages of development, including pre-construction, mid-construction, and fully operational.   Investors seeking to purchase such assets must perform their own diligence regarding the financial, legal, regulatory, technical, and environmental aspects of a project.    A seasoned…

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Expert Witness – Biomass Power

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have biomass power specialists willing to serve as expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biomass power cases.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these experts are…

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