Scaling Biofuels Technology

The recommended approach for scaling bioenergy and biofuels technology follows a similar stage-gate process to that used in traditional Chemical Process Industry (CPI) processes. But the processing of solids in bioenergy applications leads to some subtle differences, and unique challenges, that need to be considered The transportation fuels industry has seen a fundamental change in…

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Catalyst testing: Lab and Pilot Scale

Energy and chemical technologies heavily rely on solid materials used as catalysts and sorbents for numerous types of chemical reactions and separations. Although significant advances have been made in molecular simulations and modeling for rational design of these solid materials, most newly developed industrial processes still depend on applied methods of testing solid catalysts/sorbents for…

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Renewable Pilot Plants

This is a PowerPoint by David Edwards, member of Lee Enterprises Consulting’s strategic partner, Zeton, Inc.   It discusses pilot plant development in the renewable fuels industries

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Pilot Plant Experts

What do pilot plant experts do? Pilot plant experts work closely with research scientists to scale chemical and biological processes. They are familiar with the four scales associated with process development – lab, pilot, demonstration, production – and the benefits and challenges associated with each. They need a strong grasp of chemical, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation…

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Bioeconomy Project Management

Bioeconomy project management is the use of one’s knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques in a specific bioeconomy project to project all activities and meet the project’s requirements, timeline, and budget. All projects are temporary in that they have defined beginnings and endings, scope, and resources. Further, all projects are unique, especially in the bioeconomy. Project…

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