Articles written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Bioplastics Era Has Arrived

Dr. Bogdan Comanita, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. We believe that the bioplastics era is upon us and this time around it is not driven only by what the more practical types would call the lofty goals of the sustainable economy but rather by the practical considerations of a little-known fact: China, the largest importer of scrap…

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International Trade Tracking: Market Intelligence Tool

Dr. Bogdan Comanita, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. ABSTRACT BusinessCompass™ is an international trade tracking service offered by Lee Enterprise Consulting to SMEs in the bioeconomy space.  INTRODUCTION As a former Executive in the world of fine and specialty biobased chemicals I know firsthand how hard is to make business decisions without having the right competitive…

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Biofuels Co-Products: From the Other Side

By Matthew L. Gibson, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now” – Joni Mitchell I’ve been in the ethanol industry, directly, for about half of my career.  The other half has been on “the other side”; that is, in the production of human food – either indirectly (i.e., livestock production),…

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Creating Value from Landfill Gas

Creating Value from Landfill Gas? Landfills contain a toxic stew of biomass materials from old tires to food wastes to animal manure. It is literally the bottom of the rubbish barrel. The US EPA estimates that 250 million tons of municipal solid wastes are sent to landfills each year. These materials have a wide range…

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Gasification: The Flexible Answer to Biomass Conversion

Is biomass gasification the answer to biomass conversion? Biomass is a rich salad of chemicals that contains many highly valuable materials that are precursors to fine chemicals, nutrients, and pharmaceuticals. But this strength is also a weakness of biomass. The assortment of materials in biomass is bound together in a complex, stable structure in varying…

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Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy

Federal Programs and Resources Available to Support the Bioeconomy By Bill Hagy, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. A series of PowerPoint Presentations outlining key Federal Financial Programs and Assistance that are available to support the domestic bioeconomy have been provided.  This was not intended to be an” all inclusive” listing of federal programs/resources available.  The PowerPoints…

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