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The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

By Wayne Lee, CEO, Lee Enterprises Consulting. While oil prices remain relatively low, and the status of U.S. government incentives remains uncertain, the predictable downturn in biofuel and biochemical related industries brings with it increased participant discomfort. Those that have been in these “bioeconomy” industries for some time have seen their cyclical nature, but quite […]

The Industrial State of Biofuels Technologies

By Dr. Gerald Kutney, Lee Enterprises Consulting A myriad of biofuel technologies exist, but which ones are truly industrial processes? The question is not always easy to answer. And one must define what is meant by an industrial process. To facilitate this task, three classifications of industrial status are utilized: Established – modern facilities are numerous, […]

Lee Enterprises Adds Five to Renewable Chemicals Division

World’s Premier Bioeconomy Consulting Group Adds David Dodds, Ronald Newman, Steven Toon, Bernard Cooker and David Senyk to New Division LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS:   October 27, 2016.  Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world’s premier bio-economy consulting group, is pleased to announce the addition of five new experts in its newly formed Renewable Chemicals Division.  The consulting group, […]

Torrefied Biomass: Available, Efficient, CO2 Neutral and Economic – Likely the Best Solid Biomass on the Market

Torrefaction is a thermal pre-treatment technology used to upgrade lignocellulosic biomass to a higher quality and more attractive biofuel. In the torrefaction process, biomass is heated to 250-350°C in a low oxygen atmosphere, so that all moisture is removed and the biomass is partly devolatilises leading to a decrease in mass. Most of the initial […]

Lee Enterprises Consulting Marks Twenty One Years of Service to Bioeconomy

Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world’s premier bio-economy consulting group, recently celebrated its twenty first anniversary.  The group, which began in 1995 as a small niche, biodiesel consulting practice, now has over 100 internationally known experts from across the world.  The group has grown into seven divisions with emphasis on biodiesel, ethanol, emerging technologies, biomass power, […]

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World

Overview Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many of these same countries are net exporters. These increases don’t necessarily create the opportunity for suppliers looking for another destination; however, they do seem […]

Why and When You Need a Project Consultant

As the CEO of the world’s largest bioenergy consulting group, I am fortunate to have a unique opportunity to view alternative fuels projects from many different perspectives. Within our group, now numbering over 75 experts, I find that each member has his or her own approach which developed from their personal experience and training. As […]

A Short History of Biofuels

Introduction In the modern world, fuels are often equated with fossil fuels:  coal, oil and natural gas.  However, fossil fuels only came into their own during the 20th century.  From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  […]

Appraisal and Valuation Considerations in an Acquisition

Understanding value and price is always critical in a business transaction. It is an important consideration for various stakeholders including financing partners, investors, or other key stakeholders. Appraisal and valuations can assist in negotiations and provide support for compliance considerations for banks, underwriters, the IRS, or other regulatory entities. Valuations and appraisals of business acquisitions […]

Biodiesel Plant Sales

Lee Enterprises Consulting represents the buyers and sellers of alternative fuels plants.  As industry consolidation continues, we are seeing lots of activity in biodiesel over the past few months.  It appears that the industry is further maturing as more venture capitalist and investors seem to once again be taking longer looks at the industry.