Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

By Dr. Lorenz Bauer, Lee Enterprises Consulting After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology.  Pyrolysis is not incineration.  The goal is to use heat in the absence of oxygen to convert the biomass to a more useful form while preserving as much of the carbon as possible.  The water…

Read more

Biomass Briquettes

Biomass briquettes have been, until now, a source of heat that has been relied upon almost exclusively in developing countries. Now, with ever-increasing interest in making U.S. homes greener, saving energy, and developing ways to address global warming, greater attention is beginning to be focused on ways to make use of biomass briquettes in this country.…

Read more

Biomass & Non Recyclable Plastics to Liquid Fuels

This is a PowerPoint by former Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr.  Lorenz Bauer (dec’d), about creating liquid fuels from biomass and non-recyclable plastics.  It discussed overflowing the world’s overflowing landfills, plastics in the ocean, and how co-processing plastics and biomass waste may be part of the solution.  It discusses pyrolysis and gasification technologies, wastewater treatment, woody…

Read more

Pyrolysis Expert

Pyrolysis experts assist in the process of heat-treating biomass or wastes in the absence of added oxygen.   The aim is to preserve the carbon content so that the product can be used as a fuel or processed to further to produce valuable chemicals.   The products include biogas, bio-oil and aqueous material.  The relative amounts and…

Read more

Appraisals for the Bioeconomy

There are relatively few professionals with significant expertise in measuring the value of bioeconomy businesses and assets.  This is likely because the majority of bioeconomy valuations call for opinions on the value of ongoing biodiesel or bioethanol plants, or even the more cutting edge biotechnologies such as pyrolysis, torrefaction, waste to energy, or gasification, or…

Read more

Expert Witness – Biotechnology

The Expert Witness in Biotechnology Litigation.  Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in biotechnologies as well as the other specialties within the bioeconomy, and most are available to serve as expert witnesses in biotechnology or other bioeconomy-related litigation, including the pharma industry, small molecules and biologics, and synthetic and fermentation processes. At…

Read more

Pyrolysis Technology & Tire Processing

Pyrolysis tire processing is a growing business worldwide thanks to advances in pyrolysis technology. It is a good thing, because tires are highly durable and non-biodegradable, and they took up lots of landfill space. In 1990, it was estimated that over 1 billion scrap tires were in stockpiles in the United States. Recycling these waste…

Read more