Industrial Biotechnology

“At Merrick, our goal is to be our clients’ trusted advisors for their industrial biotechnology development. To do so requires not only expert engineering and project management, but also innovative guidance and state-of-the-art technology identification and integration. Our clients rely on us to help them arrive at expert solutions to their most vexing problems. That is the role we seek and the one upon which we thrive.” 

Merrick is the market leader in the development and commercialization of industrial biotechnologies facilities including
  • Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels
  • Biomass-to-Industrial Products
  • Biodiesel
  • BioChemicals
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Bio Power
  • Pellet Mills
  • Bio solids mitigation
Biofuels - bioprocessing
Bioprocessing - algae

Merrick began its work in industrial biotechnology in 1995 by designing and implementing an advanced ethanol recovery facility at the MillerCoors Brewery, Golden, CO. Merrick owns and operates this facility today, which transformed a waste remediation problem into a profit center for both companies.

Our project teams have won national and regional awards from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Engineering News-Record (ENR) including the 2017 ACEC Grand conceptor award for the Hydrothermal Piloting Process System; “Oil in Hours; not Millions of Years.”

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Since 1995 Merrick has been engaged by a large number of clients to accelerate the development and implementation of their processes and technologies in such areas as: 
  • Piloting, Scaling, and Commercialization
  • Biomass Conversion Pathways
  • Biomass feedstock handling
  • Advanced Process and Technology Development
  • Water Management
  • Modular Design
  • Feedstock Handling
  • Comprehensive Facility Design
  • Expert Consultancy
  • Commissioning
  • Municipal solid waste processing
  • Rheological mixing of high solids content slurries
  • Metallurgically robust hydrolysis systems
  • Clean in place systems
  • Continuous and batch fermentation systems
  • Highly complex gasification systems
  • Syngas cleanup systems
  • Fischer-Tropsch-type biofuels conversion systems
  • Distillation columns
  • Decanters and molecular sieves
  • Advanced liquid product separation systems
  • Fuel storage and load out systems
Merrick’s clients can access The Merrick Consultancy allowing our stable of consultants to identify key business, technical, and operational challenges, conduct facility audits, surface profit improvement opportunities, complete reliability assessments, and optimize the value chain.

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