Energy Consultants

Energy consultants are part of environmental consulting, focusing on optimizing energy usage and the sources from which the energy is derived.  The object of energy consulting is to reduce operational costs, including more environmentally friendly sources of energy, and increased corporate social responsibility (CSR). Especially with the recent volatility in the energy industry, energy consulting…

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Agricultural Waste Expert

Farming is one of the largest industries in the world and generates significant amounts of agricultural waste. This waste has been targeted as a prime feedstock for the production of energy, fuel, and chemicals. It comes in two broad categories. One of the categories contains the materials left over from the production of crops. These…

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Using Biomass to Produce Energy

Using biomass to produce energy makes sense because biomass and biofuels made from biomass are alternative energy sources to fossil fuels—coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Thus, while burning fossil fuels or biomass does release carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, the plants capture a nearly equivalent amount of CO2 through photosynthesis while they are growing. …

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Burning Wood for Energy

Is burning wood for energy a good idea?  Certainly, using wood, wood pellets, and charcoal for heating and cooking can replace fossil fuels and may result in lower CO2 emissions overall. Also, wood can be harvested from forests and woodlots that must be thinned, or from urban trees that fall or must be cut down.…

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Gasification Technologies

In gasification technology selection, a necessary initial step is to narrow the search down to a smaller subset of gasification technologies that best match the application and have achieved the necessary technology readiness level (TRL).  Project scale, feedstock(s), and end product(s) are the most important aspects of the gasification application to first consider in the…

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Collection of Landfill Gas or Biogas

Biogas results from the metabolic activity of microorganisms on organic matter. It is created in the biological processes in sewage treatment plants, waste landfills, and livestock manure management systems.  Landfill gas is a type of biogas that originates from the decomposition of organic waste in a landfill.  LFG is a natural byproduct of the decomposition…

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Biomass to Sugar Conversion for Biofuels and Biochemicals

The is a PowerPoint about Biomass to Sugar Conversion Mechanism Through Thermochemical Pretreatment and Enzymatic Reactions For Biofuels and Biochemicals Production, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Dr. Rajesh Gupta, an expert in Biomass Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Techno Economic Analysis and Process Engineering.  

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Biochar v. Activated Carbon

The is a PowerPoint about Biochar as a substitute for Activated Carbon and the differences between the two, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Bill Naylor, an activated carbon and biochar subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience with integration of these adsorptive media into new and existing treatment systems.  Bill worked for the…

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