CAN/CSA-ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards for Forest Biomass

In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards based on the harmonization of European and ISO standards.  The objective of the series, as stated in the ISO Standard, is “to provide unambiguous and clear classification principles for solid biofuels and to serve as a…

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Bioenergy Expert

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have bioenergy experts in many different specialties within the bioeconomy.  These alternative energy and energy consulting groups and their consultants have expertise in renewable fuels (ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and synthetic diesel), renewable chemicals, renewable electricity, biomass energy, synthetic biology, biomass technologies (conventional and emerging), waste management, carbon…

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Renewable Biofuels

The production of renewable biofuels and advanced biofuels in the U.S. still is in its infancy, with significant growth potential. These fuels —  made from living or previously living substances, such as agricultural products (soybeans, corn, sugar) and fast-growing algae — only represent eight percent of 2017 U.S. transporation fuel use, according to the U.S.…

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Lignins

Lignins are natural polymers that give the cell walls of plants their strength, have been called some nasty names: an “ugly, unwieldy molecule,” ornery, tough, and uncooperative.  But lignin experts say the unloved, but abundant, substance, is coming into its own as a sustainable and effective alternative to fossil fuels. The second most abundant polymer in…

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Alternative Energy and Renewable Fuels Companies

There are over a hundred alternative energy and renewable fuels companies publicly traded on the stock exchanges worldwide.  These range from solar and wind companies, to hydroelectric, bioenergy, and renewable fuel companies.  There are thousands more worldwide that are privately owned.  It is fair to assume that significant effort is moving toward energy that is…

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What Makes Lee Enterprises Consulting Different?

As the bioeconomy expands and renewables of all kinds continue to garner greater attention, many investors, project developers, lenders, and other project participants often want to know if there is any well-established firm that can provide seasoned expertise for virtually any type of bioeconomy-related project.  Meet Lee Enterprises Consulting – voted Biofuels Digest’s top consulting…

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Renewable Energy Expert

What is a renewable energy expert?  Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. This could include solar, wind, biofuels, hydroelectric and geothermal energy.  The opposite is nonrenewable energy which would includes fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal.  These take millions of years to…

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Analyzing Heat Transfer Requirements in Agitated Fermenters or Bioreactors

Analyzing heat transfer requirements in an agitated fermenter or bioreactor involves consideration of the combination of mild process temperatures and large heat loads that often require substantial heat transfer area, low cooling media temperatures, or both. The difficulty increases with scale, but it is helpful to evaluate different alternatives such as jackets, helical coils, vertical…

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