Life Cycle Associates reviews and develops business opportunities for new fuel technologies. We have a team of experts to help with the following activities:
- Due diligence
- Laboratory and process analysis review
- Scale up analysis
- Economic comparison
- Business plan review
- Market analysis
- Competitor analysis
- Project Team Building
- Government funding strategies
- Proposal preparation
The image above shows the stages of new fuel technology development. Advanced biofuels are anywhere from the R&D phase to market entry phase. Production technologies range from enhancements to corn ethanol processing (wet DGS), to co-fermentation of cellulose material with starch feedstocks, to acid and enzyme hydrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks.
Advanced biofuels receive active funding from energy companies and private equity groups and are supported by active government R&D programs in the U.S. and abroad. First generation biofuels, in development in the U.S. and Brazil since the 1970s, are in the market penetration and market maturity stage. First generation biofuels are cost competitive with gasoline with crude oil over $40/bbl (Brazil sugar cane at $30/bbl).