Feedstocks: Agricultural

Agricultural Feedstocks for the renewable energy industry include starch and sugar crops (e.g., corn, sorghum), grass crops (e.g., switch grass, miscanthus), oil crops (e.g., soybean, sunflowers), and crop residues (e.g., corn stover, corn cobs, nut shells).  Agricultural feedstocks can create sustainable paths by using marginal croplands to generate energy products, and by adding value or…

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Biomass Supply Chain Expert – Agriculture

What is an agricultural biomass supply chain expert? Simply put, it is a person that understands the dozens of issues that will affect the production of the tens of thousands of tons of feedstock that a project needs to be profitable as it produces a fuel or chemical.  The expert should know how to get…

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First Generation and Second Generation Biofuels

First generation biofuels are those made from sugar, starch, or vegetable oil.  Their feedstocks are those that may not be sustainable or might have an impact on food if used in large quantities.  These original first generation biofuels include biodiesel, ethanol, green diesel and biogas.  Second generation biofuels are those made from sustainable feedstocks as…

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Gasification Expert

A gasification expert is an expert in the process of converting biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide.  The gasification process involves heating the material to a high temperature of > 700 ₒC without combustion by starving the material of oxygen.  There are many types of gasifiers and many gasification…

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Bio Litigation Support

Bio litigation support experts encompass a wide variety of specialties including renewable fuels, renewable chemicals, feedstocks, biotechnologies, bioproducts, sustainability, synthetic biology, emerging technologies, waste management, aviation fuels, advanced biofuels, biochar, biogas, syngas, and renewable natural gas (RNG).  These bio litigation support experts should be well versed in feedstocks and in technologies like anaerobic digestion, carbon…

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Gasification Consultant

Gasification is a process that involves heating biomass or other organic carbonaceous feedstocks to a temperature of > 700 ₒC without combusting the feedstock by starving the material of oxygen. A gasification consultant is an expert in this process which converts these materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide that can then be used…

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Advanced Biofuels Expert

When we speak of “advanced biofuels” experts, we are referring to experts who can assist in successive generations of biofuels. To begin understanding what this means, we begin with the proposition that biofuels are currently loosely divided into four generations (although some combine the third and fourth generations into one).  Thus, once we address a…

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Advanced Bioeconomy Business and Financial Services

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms should be able to assist clients with virtually any advanced bioeconomy business and financial services. These services should cover a wide range of things like renewable energy finance, renewable energy insurance, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, risk…

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