Biobased chemical experts are often those who work in what is known as “green chemistry”. Often, when we think of the bioeconomy as a whole, or some biobased industry, we often concentrate on biofuels. While biofuels are certainly a major focus of the biobased industry, it is important to note that research is continuing to commercialize bio-derived replacements for the basic chemicals on which nearly every industry depends. Developing chemical feedstocks from renewable sources and using catalytic chemistry to create high-value chemicals that replace petrochemical products, is critical to achieving sustainability. This green chemistry designs chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and applies across the life cycle of a chemical product – including its design, manufacture, use, and ultimate disposal.
For more than 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been at the forefront of the bioeconomy. Our highly differentiated market position centers around our deep subject matter expertise in very specialized areas. We help clients minimize technical and economic risk by leveraging best practices in our industries, and we have a long track record of providing insightful analysis and practical advice. Our reputation is unparalleled because we provide a simpliﬁed process, with a single point of contact to a diverse international network of proven experts in biofuels, biomaterials, feedstocks, alternative proteins, and existing & emerging technologies. Providing access to over 150 world-renowned bioeconomy experts allows us to create tailored solutions to meet each project’s individual needs.
Grouped into our Bio-Based Materials and Chemicals section are ammonia, animal-free products, biochar, bio-fabricated proteins, bioplastics/polymers, coproducts, enzymes/peptides, flavors and fragrances, food products, glycerin, latex/rubber, nutraceuticals, PLA/PHA, renewable chemicals, sustainable fertilizers, and sustainable pesticides. This section assists clients with matters involving renewable and bio-based chemicals, renewable hydrogen and natural gas, synthetic biology, biochemical and thermochemical conversions, animal-free products, fermentation, enzymes, catalysts, polymers, bioplastics, and bio-synthetic materials.