Ethanol Consultant

What do an ethanol consultant or an ethanol consultant do?   Ethanol also called bioethanol, alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol is simple alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugars with yeast, or by a petrochemical process.  Ethanol is most commonly consumed as drinking alcohol, but it also has medical applications such as antiseptics or disinfectants.…

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Renewable Diesel Consultant

What does a renewable diesel consultant do? Let’s start at the beginning. Renewable diesel is a premium-quality diesel produced from renewable and sustainable feedstocks such as waste animal fats, waste vegetable oils, and greases. It allows a significant reduction in the carbon footprint compared to petroleum diesel without sacrificing diesel engine performance.  It has the same chemical composition as…

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Alternative and Renewable Energy Types

Alternative and Renewable Energy Types? While the terms are often used interchangeably, and many forms of energy fit both classifications, there are some distinguishing factors between the two. “Alternative energy” is energy that is generated in a manner that does not deplete natural resources or harm the environment.  Simply put, alternative energy is an “alternative”…

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Financial Due Diligence in Renewable Energy

Financial due diligence is an important step for securing financial backing.  Most renewable energy projects and technology proposals will receive money from investors, financial institutions, or grant makers only after they pass the scrutiny of major due diligence. Securing the upfront financing and arranging due diligence, from experts or firms that can offer the most…

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Global Biofuels Production

What does global biofuels production look like worldwide?  While global biofuels production did increase in all major producing regions, it was at slower rates than in the previous decade. The United States is still the largest producer of biofuel in the world, accounting for 38% of global biofuels production in 2019. Supplies of global biofuels…

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Biofuels Costs

The two most often asked questions with respect to biofuels revolve around their costs as compared to fossil fuels, and their impact on food. The cost of biofuels varies greatly depending on a number of factors.  Given that the majority of biofuels’ production costs are dependent on the price of the feedstock used to make…

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Best Renewable Energy

What is the best renewable energy?  To even attempt such an assessment requires answering two questions initially.  First, what is encompassed by the term “renewable energy”?   Second, how does one evaluate which is “best”?  By definition, “renewable energy” refers to a specific type of energy that is collected from some renewable resources, such as sunlight,…

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Synthetic Diesel

Synthetic Diesel.  Clean-burning, sulfur-free synthetic diesel fuels are gaining interest as an alternative to diesel refined from crude oil, which produces harmful emissions, and to further reduce dependence on fossil fuels.  In 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates,[1] diesel fuel used in transportation resulted in the emission of 451 million metric tons of carbon…

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