Due Diligence in Securing Renewable Feedstocks

Due diligence is an important step for securing feedstock in any type of renewable fuels or renewable chemicals matter.  While due diligence experts in renewable fuels and renewable chemicals projects certainly have a wide variety of functions, the selection, and procurement of feedstock are normally early and high on the list.  This is especially true…

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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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Biodiesel Expert

Biodiesel is a vegetable oil- or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol producing fatty acid esters. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus…

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Biofuels Agitation Expert

Biofuels agitation is a crucial part of any biofuels process.  The biofuels agitation expert consults with clients on the design and application of these agitation systems. This consultation may include things like calculating power, shaft speed, and impeller systems for a given application. It may include designing experiments to determine the precise agitation required in…

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Bioprocess Experts

. Bioprocess technology typically uses microbes such as yeast, bacteria, or fungi to produce a product by fermentation and/or enzymes to transform or modify a chemical or material to produce a final product.  Bioprocess technology is also commonly integrated with conventional physical and chemical methods to achieve a total process.  A fuel ethanol plant is…

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Emerging Biofuels

Like any early-stage venture, having a solid pro forma at the beginning is essential for emerging biofuels projects. Some examples of developing and emerging biofuels might include advanced algae-based biodiesel or biofuels created using petroleum-like hydroprocessing or advanced biochemistry. They might also include biogas produced through anaerobic digestion of residues, and maybe even wood pellet…

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