Bio Ethanol

What is Bio Ethanol?  Bio Ethanol (bioethanol, ethanol, alcohol) are all used to describe the chemical ethyl alcohol with the formula C2H6O.  Ethanol, as it is most commonly known, can be produced by fermentation of sugars (most commonly glucose with the formula C6H12O) by yeast yielding a ratio of approximately 51% ethanol and 49% carbon…

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Clean, Alternative, or Renewable Energy?

What are renewable energy consultants? Clean energy, alternative energy, and renewable energy are terms that are easily confused, but each refers to distinct characteristics that have some overlap. When we speak of “clean energy” we refer to how the energy impacts the environment.  Energy created with clean, harmless, and minimally polluting methods, are the cleanest…

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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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Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas is produced from organic materials at farms, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and food waste systems.  As an alternative to fossil fuel natural gas, RNG systems with good RNG technology can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RNG is a manufactured product developed from the raw, methane-containing biogas produced by anaerobic digestion, in turn, a…

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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 biodiesel case.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these experts are available…

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2018 State of the Bioeconomy

(This 2018 State of the Bioeconomy is brought to you by Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.  It was written by CEO Wayne Lee and LEC member Mark Reidy.  Mark J. Riedy is a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Washington, DC and Chairs its Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice of more than…

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