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Lee Enterprises Consultant Analyzes Status of Emerging Technologies
Consulting Group Expert Explains Torrefaction, Pyrolysis and Biomass Gasification Technology
By: Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.
“As the world’s largest alternative fuels consulting group, we have experts in every alternative fuel arena”, says Wayne Lee, CEO of Lee Enterprises Consulting. “Dr. Kutney is imminently qualified and his knowledge in the fields of pyrolysis, waste-to-energy (WTE), forestry bioenery/bioproducts, gasification and emerging technologies is invaluable. We are proud to have him on our team”.
In the article, Dr. Kutney notes that among pyrolysis options – torrefaction, pyrolysis (slow and fast), gasification - the technology of choice is influenced by the feedstock and by the desired end product. He notes that a major commercial obstacle faced by many is the ability to identify a market for the final product(s) that provides an acceptable return from the capital and operating expenses. “The commercial status of these technologies is the focus of this study”, says Dr. Kutney. “I do not believe that the pyrolysis initiative is going down in flames, but I do recognize that it has cooled off a bit”. Kutney notes many new projects are under consideration at this time. He says that the industry is at a tipping point, and notes that “nothing sparks life into an emerging technology like commercial success.
ABOUT LEE ENTERPRISES CONSULTING, INC: Lee Enterprises is the world's largest alternative and renewable fuels consulting firm. The group handles biodiesel, ethanol, biomass, wind, solar, waste to energy, biopolymers, biobutanol, bioproducts and geothermal projects, and offers a wide range of services worldwide, from initial planning and feasibility assessment, through project oversight, design, fabrication, installation and start-up. The group’s consultants and strategic partners represent the top talent in alternative and renewable fuels, and these experts handle almost every aspect of a project. The group also owns National Business Brokerage, Inc., a full service business brokerage firm specializing in the buying and selling of alternative and renewable fuels plants. Lee Enterprises, 9903 Brockington Road, Suite 106, Sherwood, AR 72120. (501) 833-8511. www.lee-enterprises.com.