Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Feed Co-Product Nutritional Value

What is my feed co-product worth?  In order to maximize revenue from this important product, every producer of feed co-products should constantly ask this question.  The answer may seem simple; but the determination is not.  The monetary value of any feeds can be determined from 3 basic Nutrition questions:  (1) What is the nutrient profile?, …

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Bio-butanol

Bio-butanol is increasingly being seen as perhaps the next big alternative fuel option for powering vehicles. Its advantages over ethanol are significant. Butanol  provides nearly as much energy as gasoline, and does not decrease miles per gallon numbers as much as ethanol might. Also, bio-butanol does not appear to cause any damage to metals, allowing…

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Alternative Proteins

Alternative proteins are a broad grouping of protein foods that are derived from sources other than live animals. This umbrella term includes the sub-categories cell-based meat, plant-based meat, and protein derived from fungi, but also extends to the manufacture of all the other inputs and specialized ingredients which are required to make these products. Examples…

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Feed Co-Product Quality Measurement

We’re making Bio-Products – Ethanol, Bio-Diesel, and others.  We must meet minimum quality standards in order to sell these primary products.  That’s where we focus our attention – and we should!  If a tank of Ethanol does not meet spec, then we’ve got a big problem. As for the By-Products, most of us take the…

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Fuel Additives

The global fuel additives market is expected to reach an estimated value of $7.8 billion by 2023. The major drivers of the fuel additives are growing fuel demand, growing awareness among users regarding the benefits of fuel additives, demand of high fuel efficiency, and stringent regulations and emission standards adopted by various countries. There are…

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Natural Gas Conversion

Natural gas is projected to be a significant part of America’s energy mix in coming years. With breakthrough developments in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, the US is today world’s largest natural gas producer and is projected to become a net exporter within the next decade. These developments have also paved the way for projects…

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Expert Witness in Renewable Energy

The expert witness in renewable energy litigation is a very specialized role with a rather select group of really good candidates. Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in all facets of renewable energy as well as the other subspecialties within the bioeconomy, and most will be available to serve as expert witnesses in…

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Low Cost Feedstocks

“Low cost feedstock” is a common expression in the emerging bioeconomy. Years ago, restaurants paid to ship out the waste cooking oils and greases.  Today those restaurants sell these wastes and greases to the markets.  So, what are low profit feedstocks?   Is a waste material that is sold really “waste”, especially in light of the…

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