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Biofuels Feasibility Expert

What does a biofuel feasibility expert or consultant do?  A biofuels feasibility expert can help investors determine if a proposed product can achieve the targeted goals and milestones indicated in a business plan.  They look at all aspects of the project proposal including feedstock available, construction site, technology design and performance, logistics and market potential to confirm […]

Advanced Biofuels

When we speak of “advanced biofuels”, we are referring to second generation biofuels – as opposed to first generation biofuels.  First generation biofuels are generally made from food crops like virgin vegetable oils (soybean oil, canola oil, etc.) or sugar cane. Although there are exceptions, advanced biofuels are not generally derived from food crops, which […]

Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

 By Dr. Gerald Kutney, Lee Enterprises Consulting The 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1st is a time to reflect upon the country’s achievements; this article covers the evolution of the Canadian biofuel industry – including gaseous, liquid and solid biofuels, and biomass power – from 1867 to 2017. The foundations of the biofuel industry in […]

Understanding Enzymes: Manganese Peroxidase for Industrial Applications

Enzymes are proteins that are produced by all living organisms. Their function is to make chemical reactions proceed at a rapid pace so that life can continue. Humans have learned to adapt the activity of enzymes for their use in manufacturing useful materials. Manganese peroxidase is an iron-containing enzyme that oxidizes Mn2+ to Mn3+, which […]