Food Waste Technology

Food Waste Technology, more formally called Food Waste-to-Energy Technology (FWTE), refers to processes that convert food waste i.e. any food waste from the food supply chain which was fit for human consumption at some time and no longer can be consumed due to spoilage, excess or expiry. This type of waste is generated from agricultural…

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Heat Transfer Issues in Mechanically Agitated Fermenters

Heat Transfer Issues in Mechanically Agitated Fermenters? Aerobic fermentation generates a significant amount of heat, which must be removed to maintain a constant temperature. The main heat sources are metabolic heat generation, agitator power input, and compressor power input. Removing the heat is made more challenging by the fact that fermenters are operated at mild…

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Environmental Review – Renewable Energy Projects

What is an environmental review in a renewable energy project? Environmental review is the identification and evaluation of the potential impact a renewable energy project (REP) may have on natural and human resources. As is typical for many industrial projects, a comprehensive review of environmental impacts for a REP is used to determine the full…

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Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas is produced from organic materials at farms, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and food waste systems.  As an alternative to fossil fuel natural gas, RNG systems with good RNG technology can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RNG is a manufactured product developed from the raw, methane-containing biogas produced by anaerobic digestion, in turn, a…

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Due Diligence in Biomass Project Acquisition

What does a due diligence expert do in biomass-related projects?  Capital projects such as biomass plants are often sold at various stages of development, including pre-construction, mid-construction, and fully operational.   Investors seeking to purchase such assets must perform their own diligence regarding the financial, legal, regulatory, technical, and environmental aspects of a project.    A seasoned…

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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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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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Process Safety Management in Renewables

Process Safety Management (PSMS) refers to a set of interrelated approaches to managing hazards associated with the process industries and is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of incidents resulting from releases of chemicals and other energy sources (US OSHA 1993). In renewable fuels (biofuels), as well as many other industries, the goal of…

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