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…

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Biochar Status Report 2019

This is a PowerPoint of Bioachar status in 2019 by Lee Enterprises experts, Dr. Hugh McLaughlin and Dr. Gerald Kutney, about the status of biochar at the end of 2018.  It talks about what biochar really is, biochar applications and markets, torrefaction, steam thermal, slow and fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), hydrothermal carbonization, biomass gasification,…

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Emerging Biofuels

Like any early-stage venture, having a solid pro forma at the beginning is essential for emerging biofuels projects. Some examples of developing and emerging biofuels might include advanced algae-based biodiesel or biofuels created using petroleum-like hydroprocessing or advanced biochemistry. They might also include biogas produced through anaerobic digestion of residues, and maybe even wood pellet…

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Ethanol Expert

Ethanol experts are specialists that understand how to produce ethanol by fermentation of corn, milo (grain sorghum), sugar, or cellulose to ethanol.  This type of expert requires knowledge of feedstocks (corn, milo, cellulose), enzymatic conversion of feedstocks to sugars, and fermentation of the sugars to ethanol.  This expert should also be aware of the principles…

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Biomass Gasification Expert

Biomass gasification is the process of turning some variety of biomass into higher-value products. This is most often done by converting a material containing carbon (like coal, biomass, waste, petroleum coke, etc.) —into syngas. This syngas is then burned to produce electricity, or it is further processed to manufacture chemicals, fertilizers, liquid fuels, substitute natural…

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Renewable Jet Fuel Production Consultant

  Sustainable aviation fuel, also known as renewable jet fuel, is a growing industry as the policy continues to develop for a reduction in greenhouse gases.   A time when air traffic will be regulated and restricted based on fuel composition is upon us.  Demand has led to the development of a variety of options for…

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Waste to Energy Expert

What is a waste to energy expert? Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in waste to energy (WTE) as well as other expertise in biofuels/renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biotechnologies and a variety of specialty services.  This will encompass an expertise in biofuels like algae…

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Bio-Jet Fuel Expert

What does a bio-jet fuel, or sustainable aviation fuel, expert do?  We must start with the understanding that aviation is a disproportionate contributor to the carbon footprint, making it a major target for greenhouse gas reduction. Improvements in efficiency are not likely to reduce the required energy and weight requirements, normally dictating the use of…

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