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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Energy Crop Expert

What is an energy crop expert? An energy crop expert is someone that understands the many complexities of those plants that are grown solely for producing energy as opposed to those grown for food or fiber. These crops come in many forms and varieties; energy cane, miscanthus, biomass sorghum and switchgrass are some of the…

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Catalyst Challenges in the Bioeconomy

This is a good PPT covering the Toughest Catalyst Challenges in the Bioeconomy and How to Overcome Them, from our Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Terry Mazanec, as presented to the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Council in 2022. See also:  Catalyst Experts; Catalysts and Enzymes in Biofuels Production.    

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Agricultural Biomass

The is a PowerPoint about Agricultural Biomass, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Glenn Farris, named by European Institutional Investors Services as one of the 5 most influential people in renewable energy in North America.  Glenn has spent over 25 years in project development as well as developing, advising and commercializing new technology in the biomass…

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Is this feedstock approved?

Is this feedstock approved for use in biodiesel, ethanol, heating oil, or other renewable fuels? This is a question constantly posed to feedstock experts.  To answer it, lets start with the basics. RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are the 38 digit serial number assigned to every gallon of renewable transportation fuel.  Ranging from biogas, to ethanol,…

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Feedstocks 2020

Feedstocks 2020? There are many grasses, woody materials, and agricultural wastes that are emerging as feedstocks for transportation fuels.  Grasses like miscanthus and switchgrass, agricultural wastes like wheat straw, rice straw, and corn stover, and lumber wastes that are currently being thrown away, burned or put into our landfills, are now becoming reused as the “circular…

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