Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Biofuels Feed Co-Products – Minerals

Bio-fuel production generally uses a fermentation process to convert starch into a desired product – for example, ethanol, bio-butanol, as well as others.  Corn and sorghum are the usual feedstocks for this source of starch.  Because corn (and sorghum) contain other nutrients besides the starch, these other nutrients are concentrated in the resulting co-products such…

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Residual Treatment Experts

Residuals” is a general term for liquids, with a high solids content, that remain after some sort of industrial process such as wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, mining operations, petroleum extraction, etc.  The term “residuals” is more or less interchangeable with the term “sludge.” Although sludges are typically thought of as problematic waste materials, they…

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Biomass to Sugars Experts

The production of sugars from non-food biomass is the Holy Grail of many biotechnology developers.  The goal is to produce low-cost sugars to support competitive end products, and to avoid dependence on food resources.  Feedstocks include lignocellulose from wood, from agricultural wastes, and from municipal and industrial wastes – garbage.  These are the goals of…

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Synthetic Biology Commercialization

Synthetic Biology Commercialization is an interdisciplinary area which focuses on planning and strategy thru commercializat is the study to build newly developed biological systems, with the focus on taking parts of natural biological systems, cataloguing, characterizing and simplifying them, and then using them as components of some engineered biological system.  So, while industrial biotechnology provides…

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Sludge Treatment Expert

“Sludge” is a general term for liquids, with a high solids content, that remain after some sort of industrial process such as wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, mining operations, petroleum extraction, etc. Although sludges are typically thought of as problematic waste materials, they may contain valuable constituents including nutrients, metals, and energy content.  A sludge…

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Protein Quality is Key As Biofuels Co Product

Many producers of biofuels tend to think of co-products in terms of protein quantity – i.e., the percentage of crude protein.  While “quantity” is an important number, it has greatest application for ruminants (animals like cattle and sheep).  For non-ruminants (animals like pigs and chickens), the protein “quality” is much more important.  So, what makes…

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Consulting Experts vs Expert Witnesses in Bioeconomy Related Litigation

Major litigation involving bioeconomy matters is complicated and often best served by use of both expert witnesses and consulting experts.  While the amounts in dispute may not justify hiring both types of experts, it is certainly money well spent where the stakes are relatively large.  Attorneys know that expert witness they hire will explain and…

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