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…

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Waste-to-Energy Technology Expert

What do waste-to-energy experts do? The “waste-to-energy” area includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from waste materials. Popular commercial applications include combustion and anaerobic digestion for processing municipal solid waste, livestock manure, and food waste at the municipal, farms, and industrial scales. Livestock manure and…

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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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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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Waste to Energy Consultants

What do waste-to-energy consultants do?  Waste to Energy includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from waste materials. Popular commercial applications include combustion and anaerobic digestion for processing municipal solid waste, livestock manure, and food waste at the municipal, farms, and industrial scales. Livestock manure and…

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Feedstock Experts

What do “feedstock experts” do? In the “renewable” world, the term “feedstock” is used to mean any renewable, biological material that can be used directly as a fuel, or converted to another form of fuel or energy product raw material used to supply or fuel a machine or industrial process. These would include lots of different…

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Gas-to-Liquids (GTL)

Converting gas to liquids refers to a refining process whereby natural gas or some other gaseous hydrocarbon is converted into longer-chain hydrocarbons like gasoline or diesel fuel.  The Fischer-Tropsch process is a popular Gas-to-Liquids technology.  The conversion is a catalyzed chemical reaction in which synthesis gas (syngas), a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, is…

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