Life Cycle Analysis

Conducting a “life cycle analysis” – determining the cradle-to-grave carbon footprint and emission profile of a project and its raw material input and product output streams — is becoming increasingly common for companies that are developing new bioeconomy technologies and products. The benefits of this process go beyond its potential for providing a compelling demonstration…

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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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Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy

Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy By Bill Hagy, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. A series of PowerPoint Presentations outlining key Federal Financial Programs and Assistance that are available to support the domestic bioeconomy have been provided.  This was not intended to be an” all inclusive” listing of federal programs/resources available.  The PowerPoints…

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Techno-Economic Analysis: Synthetic Biology

Techno-economic analysis in synthetic biology is the combination of conceptual process design and production cost estimation activities. Synthetic biology refers to microorganisms that have been genetically altered to produce a foreign molecule as part of their normal metabolism. Products include small organic molecules, (alcohols, fuel-range oils), proteins, and pharmaceutical ingredients. The techno-economic analysis is generally…

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