Renewable Energy TEA for Investors

Should investors in renewable energy due independent third-party techno-economic analysis? Experts who work with renewable and biotechnology investors on critical tasks like due diligence, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and IP strategy use techno-economic (TEA) modeling and analysis as an essential part of their work. In the bioprocess and chemical industries, bringing new technology to market…

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Renewable Energy TEA for Project Developers

Experts from Lee Enterprises Consulting have seen hundreds of renewable and biotechnologies progress through the research, development, and scale-up phases and performed a great many renewable energy TEA projects.  As experts, we know that strong techno-economic modeling and analysis is a key to efficiently navigating this process. To succeed, any technology must be economically viable.…

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Using a Third Party for Renewable Energy Analysis

Renewable energy analysis always includes techno-economic analysis which combines scientific findings, process design, and financial factors to provide a holistic picture of a technology’s economic potential. Good TEA experts can build useful models to help translate the results into action.  So, should TEA be done in-house or outsourced? While everyone should agree that the more…

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Air/Gas Purification Experts

Air purification refers to vapor phase treatments including cleaning, purifying, neutralizing, and extraction/recovery processes. Activated carbon is one of the most effective treatment processes for these applications and is applied in numerous ways from standalone units to impregnated materials (paper, cloth, etc.) used in filter elements to acid/base treated products for neutralization of corrosive vapors.…

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Oil & Gas Experts in Biofuels

Oil and gas experts in biofuels are experts who understand how petroleum companies manage their biofuels.  Some oil and gas companies acquire biofuel assets, while others buy only the RINS or LCFS credits to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard. Some companies do both.  Relatively few biofuels are sold directly to the public as most…

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Alternative Proteins

Alternative proteins are a broad grouping of protein foods that are derived from sources other than live animals. This umbrella term includes the sub-categories cell-based meat, plant-based meat, and protein derived from fungi, but also extends to the manufacture of all the other inputs and specialized ingredients which are required to make these products. Examples…

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Microbial Fermentation

Microbial fermentation is the growth of a microorganism, usually a bacterium, yeast, or filamentous fungus in a liquid medium to transform one material into another using the microbe’s metabolism as the manufacturing process to result in a commercial product.  That product can be microbial cell mass, a product contained within the microbe, or a product…

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Beverage Fermentation

Beverage fermentation refers to the process by which a microbiological agent, typically fungi (e.g. Saccharomyces spp.) or bacteria (e.g. Lactobacillus spp.), convert a sugar-containing liquid into one which contains alcohol and acid products. Humans have been producing fermented beverages for millennia to prevent spoilage and enhance nutritional quality and flavor. At present, there is a…

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