Waste to Energy Consultant

What does a waste to energy consultant do? Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in waste to energy (WTE) as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biotechnologies and a variety of specialty services.  This will encompass an expertise in biofuels like…

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Appraisals for Expert Witness Testimony & Estate Tax Purposes

Appraisal Expert Witnesses in the Bioeconomy? Experts in the appraisal of renewable fuels business and plants must have substantial and specialized economic and engineering capabilities, in addition to the general and specialized appraisal capabilities. These skills include business appraisal, machinery, and equipment appraisal, and real property appraisal capabilities.  The appraisers ought to be designated by…

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Appraisal and Valuation Considerations in an Acquisition

Understanding value and price is always critical in a business transaction. It is an important consideration for various stakeholders including financing partners, investors, or other key stakeholders. Appraisal and valuations can assist in negotiations and provide support for compliance considerations for banks, underwriters, the IRS, or other regulatory entities. Valuations and appraisals of business acquisitions…

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Biopolymer Expert

Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in biopolymers and other bioeconomy related areas like biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, bio technologies and a variety of specialty services.  Strictly speaking, biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric bio-molecules. Since they…

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Hazard Mitigation

Like in most industries, safety hazard mitigation in the bioeconomy is consequent to process hazard analysis of a chemical process project; this is most frequently done using HAZOP (Hazards and operability study). HAZOP is a systematic, thorough method, using the Process Flow Diagrams, and it is designed, ideally, to find all possible specific unsafe conditions.…

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Appraisals for the Bioeconomy

There are relatively few professionals with significant expertise in measuring the value of bioeconomy businesses and assets.  This is likely because the majority of bioeconomy valuations call for opinions on the value of ongoing biodiesel or bioethanol plants, or even the more cutting edge biotechnologies such as pyrolysis, torrefaction, waste to energy, or gasification, or…

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Circular v. Linear Economy

What is a “circular economy,” and how is it different from its opposite, a “linear economy”?  For quite some time, the world has been in a linear economy, where the raw materials we use to make products, and the products themselves, were turned into waste and thrown away after use.  With the world’s population and…

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Good Boiler Management Saves Money and Promotes Longevity

By: Dennis Zeedyk, Lee Enterprises Consulting Glycerin Traders LLC’s flagship operation, based in Defiance, OH, takes in waste raw glycerin from biodiesel companies and acidulates it to remove the fats, methanol and some water that is then further distilled to nearly 100% purity. This year the Defiance plant spent an average of about $15,000/month on natural…

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