Agricultural Biomass

The is a PowerPoint about Agricultural Biomass, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Glenn Farris, named by European Institutional Investors Services as one of the 5 most influential people in renewable energy in North America.  Glenn has spent over 25 years in project development as well as developing, advising and commercializing new technology in the biomass…

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Bio Based Specialty Chemicals

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Bogdan Comanita, who has been involved with the green chemicals market since the early 2000’s when he joined the turn-around team of the largest furfural derivatives producer in the world. Bogdan has an MBA in Finance & International Management, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical…

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Biomass & Non Recyclable Plastics to Liquid Fuels

This is a PowerPoint by former Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr.  Lorenz Bauer (dec’d), about creating liquid fuels from biomass and non-recyclable plastics.  It discussed overflowing the world’s overflowing landfills, plastics in the ocean, and how co-processing plastics and biomass waste may be part of the solution.  It discusses pyrolysis and gasification technologies, wastewater treatment, woody…

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Biomass Conversion Agitation

Biomass Conversion Agitation.  This PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Greg Benz, discussed wet conversion (rather than pyrolysis) of cellulosic materials that can be hydrolyzed into sugars and then converted into biofuels.  It talks about the conversion of corn stover, switchgrass, MSW and wood chips, using batch, fed batch, continuous flow and agitation systems. It also…

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Biomass to Synthetic Natural Gas

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Mark Robertson, P.E.,  about converting biomass to synthetic natural gas (bioSNG).  It talks about the growth in natural gas production and consumption, and about the economics of upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas.

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Ethanol in the U.S.

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of ethanol in the U.S.  It discusses the history of ethanol, feedstocks currently used to produce ethanol, and the byproducts, as well as new ethanol developments.

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Burning Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Burning municipal solid waste (MSW) or garbage in waste-to-energy plants certainly results in less waste being buried in landfills. However, burning this garbage has the potential to produce air pollution and release chemicals into the air. Since some of these are hazardous to people and the environment if not properly controlled, there are strict environmental…

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Algae Energy

Algae represent a potentially promising resource for energy and food production due to their high photosynthetic efficiency. An acre of land growing algae can produce 50 tons of biomass per acre compared to 1 to 10 tons for terrestrial crops. The high yield enables the possible production of much more fuel and co-product feed than…

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