“Harnessing the diversity of agricultural feedstocks and biotechnology producing sustainable chemicals”
Our renewable chemical experts are a world class group and renewable chemical consulting is a vital part of our business. The Renewable Chemicals Division consists of leading business, financial, engineering, technical, and other experts in renewable chemicals or biochemicals. Renewable chemicals are those chemicals that are derived from renewable feedstocks, rather than petroleum and include: Alcohols (e.g.: ethanol, butanol), Organic Acids, Ketones, Platform Chemicals C1– C6, Polymers, Plastics, Oleochemicals, Polyols, and Algae platforms. It is estimated that the global renewable chemicals market should reach approximately $83.4 billion by 2018. (Source: Research and Markets, Renewable Chemicals Market – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018).
With an increasing awareness of health and environmental concerns, and the growing demand for greener products, the chemical industry is moving rapidly to add renewable alternative chemicals to their hydrocarbon-based products. Finding abundant, cost-effective feedstock, and assessing technological innovations are the current keys to this industry. As consumer acceptance and government support for these products continues to increase, research and innovation will continue to drive this industry forward. Our experiences range from project conceptualization, leadership through process and/or project engineering, commercial strategy including program or project management for chemical production and acting as “Owner’s Engineer” or “Owner’s Project Manager”. We are an expert network with the leadership and team to support scale-up, demonstration, and commercialization including business integration.