What does a bioplastics expert or bioplastics consultant do? First, let’s define bioplastics. Bioplastic is often a non-biodegradable plastic which is chemically identical to a conventional bioplastic but instead of being made from a fossil fuel is made from a renewable biological feedstock, usually some form of sugar. Bioplastic is also a term used for several biodegradable plastics which have different structures to conventional plastics. The physical properties of the biodegradable bioplastics may restrict the range of products for which they can be used.
A bioplastics expert or bioplastics consultant is someone who has significant background in this area, through education and/or experience. An expert in bioplastics has a wide range of expertise in the technologies and businesses concerning the production and utility of bioplastics produced from renewable resources.
The bioplastics expert may assist investors in selecting the right bioplastics technology and in preparing due diligence/feasibility studies and loan/grant applications. During design, the bioplastics expert may perform a peer review of the design, prepare cost opinions and assist with permit applications. During construction, the bioplastics expert can assist with construction oversight of the bioplastics facility and provide commissioning reports. They may also provide operator training, start-up assistance and recipe management to assist bioplastics plant owners in making the plant run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In matters involving bioplastics litigation, the consultant may serve an expert witness and assist the attorneys with understanding the bioplastics processes and related technical issues and may testify in court about aspects of bioplastics technology and related matters.
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a number of highly qualified bioplastics experts available to assist you with any bioplastics related matter. Feel free to call or email us for more information.