Renewable Energy project management, technology assessment, and grant writing

Welcome to S3N Consulting, your premier resource for project management, technology assessment, and grant writing.  S3N specializes in renewable energy projects related to solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, biomass, geothermal and other forms or alternative energy.  Broad experience in materials characterization and the fertilizer industry.



Upcoming Events:

  • 25x25 Annual State Alliance Summit, March 31-April 2, 2009, Washington DC

  • Biomass Project Development Tutorial, April 6-7, 2009, Atlanta, GA

  • 8th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference, May 20-21, 2009, Jackson, MS

Active Projects:

  • Solar thermal system (3000 gallons per day capacity)
  • Anaerobic Digestion of Poultry Litter and Dairy and Swine Manure
  • Bioproducts Marketing
  • Regional Strategy for a Biobased-Economy in the Lower Mississippi River Delta


Successful Grants:

  1. Construction of a second poultry litter based anaerobic digester (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
  2. Process flow automation for animal manure anaerobic digester (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  3. Commercial Anaerobic Digester for Broiler Poultry Litter (State of Mississippi)
  4. Biorefinery Approach to Poultry Litter Anaerobic Digestion (United States Department of Energy)
  5. Large Solar Thermal Hot Water Heater (United States Department of Agriculture)
  6. Marketing Value Added Products from Poultry Litter Digester (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  7. Working Capital Grant for a Poultry Litter Anaerobic Digester (USDA)


Participation in Past Events:


Renewable Energy North America Conference and Expo, March 10-12, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sumesh Arora is a member of the conference committee and moderated three sessions during the event which was attended by over 3,000 individuals and 220 exhibitors

Biomass Finance and Investment Summit, January 2009, Coral Gables, FL
Sumesh Arora gave a presentation on the benefits of anaerobic digestion technology, its challenges to adoption in the US and the current state of this technology including a discussion of his patent-pending poultry litter digestion process.

Mississippi State University Biofuels Workshop, August 2008, Starkville, MS
Sumesh Arora presented an update on the commercialization process for taking early stage renewable energy companies to market

WIREC 2008, March 3-8, 2008, Washington DC
Mississippi Technology Alliance, where Sumesh serves as the Director of Strategic Biomass Initiative was a supporting organization for this international conference. 

7th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference, April 14-15, 2008, Choctaw, MS

Biomass Finance and Investment Summit, January 23-25, 2008, Miami, FL
Sumesh Arora gave an overview of the anaerobic digester industry in the US

Power-Gen Renewable Energy, February 18-22, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

Sumesh Arora is a member of the conference committee and moderated two sessions during the event which was attended by over 2,500 individuals and almost 200 exhibitors.

PowerGen International, October 26-30, 2006, Orlando, FL

Sumesh Arora presented a paper on the role of NGO's as a global agent for deploying renewable energy technologies in developing countries.

Mississippi Forestry Association-Annual Meeting, October 26, 2006, Jackson, MS

Sumesh Arora was a featured speaker and conducted a two hour technical seminar on forestry based renewable energy opportunities and technologies.


ASERTTI Annual Meeting, October 2006, Cocoa Beach, FL

Sumesh Arora gave a presentation on the biomass activities in Mississippi and the Strategic Biomass Initiative


1st Annual Mississippi Biodiesel Workshop, August 2006, Starkville, MS

Sumesh Arora moderated the full morning session.


Mississippi Agricultural Economist-Annual Meeting, Starkville, July, 2006

Sumesh Arora was among the featured speakers and discussed agriculture/biomass based renewable energy options in his presentation.


USDA Value Added Producer's Grant training seminar, Jackson, MS, Feb. 2, 2006.

Sumesh Arora was a featured speaker and provided program information and grant writing tips.


Southern BioProducts Conference, April 2-3, 2006, Pearl River Resort, Choctaw, MS

Sumesh Arora serves as the President of the Mississippi Biomass Council that hosts this annual conference.



Mississippi Delta Technology Council meeting, January 31, 2006.

Sumesh Arora was the primary invited speaker


BBI Biofuels Workshop and Tradeshow: Eastern Region

October 11-12, 2005, Atlanta, GA

Sumesh Arora moderated a session on the Biodiesel market status and needs in the southern U.S.


Platts Biodiesel Investor Conference

November 3-4, 2005

Hotel Monaco, Chicago, IL

Sumesh Arora was a featured speaker and served on a panel discussion to discuss biodiesel activity in Mississippi

















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