RIN Consultants

Where do you find RIN consultants? Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in RINS, LCFS, and regulatory and compliance matters, as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biotechnologies and a variety of specialty services.  What does a RIN consultant or RIN…

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Biodiesel Fuel

Biodiesel fuel (also called diesel biodiesel or simply biodiesel), is a renewable and clean-burning diesel. Classified as an advanced biofuel by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent to 86 percent, compared to petroleum diesel, and also reduces U.S. dependence on petroleum imports.Biodiesel is a fuel typically made from…

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Ethanol

Ethanol (also known as ethanol gas or ethanol fuel) is a renewable fuel made of plant material that is added to gasoline to oxygenate it, reducing air pollution. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For…

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Diesel Biodiesel

Diesel biodiesel, or simply “biodiesel,”  refers to 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.  Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and…

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Techno Economic Analysis

Techno-economic Assessments aka techno-economic analysis, or TEAs, are a tool used to aid decision-makers on the worth of investing time and money on the development, deployment, and/or acquisition of a specific technology. As the name implies, a TEA assesses the maturity of the studied technology, as well as its potential future economic viability. As with…

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Gas to Liquids – Small Scale

Gas to liquids? Converting methane gas to a liquid fuel makes the material more valuable and convenient for transport and other uses.  Massive commercial installations that produce tens of thousands of barrels of liquids per day have been operating in South Africa and Qatar for decades to make diesel and gasoline from natural gas.  Upgrading gas…

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Alternative Energy

Alternative energy refers to a wide range of energy generation processes that do not deplete natural resources or harm the environment.  Are alternative and renewable energy the same thing?  While they certainly contain a great deal of overlap, there are differences.  Alternative energy is energy that is generated in ways that do not deplete natural…

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Biomass Conversion

What is biomass conversion? In the context of Industrial Biotechnology (IB) biomass is a feedstock used to supply sugars or other chemicals which are used for energy to drive fermentation processes or as feedstocks for biochemical transformations.  The biomass should be of low value so that the manufacturing processes are economic and the products will…

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