Algae Biofuels

Algae fuel, algal biofuel, or algal oil is an alternative to liquid fossil fuel, that is derived from the fast-growing algae plants. Compared to higher plants, algae can grow faster such that some species can double in size within 24 hours. The oil yield from algae is between 10 and 23 times as high as…

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Combined Heat and Power

When we talk about a “combined heat & power” (CHP), often referred to as “Cogeneration” or “Cogen”, we are describing the practice of using fuel (or nuclear energy) to heat up a liquid, usually water, to a high-temperature superheated condition, using the superheated steam to drive a turbine or steam engine to produce power; often…

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Biotechnology Evaluation Experts

What do biotechnology experts or consultants do?  Biotechnology is the use of some biological processes for industrial or other purposes, like the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.  There are many types of biotechnologies, including medical (such as vaccines and antibiotics), and agricultural (such as pest-resistant crops and plant and…

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Nutraceutical Expert

What does a nutraceutical expert or consultant do? The term “nutraceutical” is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods, and nutritional supplements, include such everyday products as “bio” yogurts and fortified breakfast cereals, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies, and even genetically modified foods and…

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Biomass Solids Agitation via Turbine

What percent of biomass solids can be successfully agitated with a turbine agitator? In the early days of the development of biomass hydrolysis reactors, it was common to use rotating barrels (similar to continuous solids dryers), horizontal paddle mixers, and other mixing apparatus intended principally to mix solids as hydrolysis reactors. This is because high solids…

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Auctions in the Bioeconomy PPT

This is a good PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Travis Birdsong, about buying, selling or auctioning biofuels plants.  It talks about the auction process, the decision to auction or sell plant, foreclosures in the bioeconomy, absolute versus reserve auctions, the market analysis, and the proper marketing for successful results.  This will assist anyone looking to…

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Bioprocess Scale Up PPT

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about scaling up bioprocesses.  It talks about using internal versus external advice, development lags, equipment failures, development of key data, necessity of a demonstration plant, the integrated pilot plant meeting expectations, staring the scale up process with the end in mind, and making market…

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Biomass Gasification

This is a good PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Mark Robertson, P.E., about gasification of biomass.  It talks about the uses and global potential for biomass gasification, including CHP, renewable natural gas, syngas refueling, liquid biofuels and transportation RNG.  It discusses the rise in biomass gasification plants less than 2MW, and discusses gasification technologies and…

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