Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels
E3 has experience with a wide variety of renewable energy projects and technologies. Within E3 and the personal backgrounds of our employees, we have worked on renewable energy projects including wind power, geothermal power, solar (thermal and photovoltaic), hydroelectric, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, biomass power, biomass to fuels (both hydrolysis & fermentation and gasification & catalytic), biodiesel, and anaerobic digestion projects.
Renewable energy and alternative fuels assignments have included technology assessments, environmental assessments and permitting, project planning, feasibility assessments, technical and economic due diligence, construction monitoring, and operations and maintenance reviews.
E3 has been involved with wind power projects with up to 450 turbines, ethanol production facilities up to 100 million gallons per year, biodiesel facilities up to 180 million gallons per year, geothermal power production facilities up to 220 MW, biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy projects in excess of 50 MW.
Lake Providence Succinic Acid Plant: E3 served as the independent engineer supporting the construction and term financing of this new succinic acid and ammonium sulfate production plant in Lake Providence, Louisiana. The plant uses novel fermentation processes to produce high-value industrial chemicals using low-cost non-petroleum feedstocks. E3 reviewed the process technology, construction plans, capital and production costs, permitting requirements and financial projections. The facility was partially financed with commercial debt and received grants from the US DOE and USDA.
Primus Green Energy: E3 was retained by equity investors to review the Primus biomass gasification and gas-to-liquids technology for the production of diesel and jet fuel from biomass. E3 reviewed the development and demonstration of its technology, bench and pilot testing, analysis of scale-up risks, production costs and conversion rates.