Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

When oil prices are relatively low, and the status of U.S. government incentives has continued uncertainty, a predictable downturn in biofuel and biochemical related industries brings with it increased participant discomfort, leading to more lawsuits and finding the right biochemical or biofuels expert witness become paramount. Those of us that have been in the “bioeconomy”…

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Low Carbon Technologies

When we speak of “low carbon technologies”, we are referring to those that will produce power with vastly lower amounts of emissions than from conventional fossil fuels.  These low carbon technologies  might include such as things as hydroelectric power, wind, solar, geothermal or nuclear power.  These technologies will also likely include those that produce low…

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Cellulosic Ethanol Experts

Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from the fibrous cellulose and hemicellulose fractions of herbaceous (switchgrass, corn stover, miscanthus) or woody biomass, as opposed to a plant’s seeds or fruit, and the cellulosic ethanol expert deals with these feedstocks that are mostly inedible, eliminating the “food v. fuel” arguments that sometime surround standard biofuels. Almost…

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Bio-Coal Expert

What does a bio-coal (biocoal) expert or consultant do? Biocoal is another word for torrefied wood. Biocoal is a relatively new type of energy, produced via fast pyrolysis coupled with an atmospheric distillation process.  The key advantage to bio-coal is its ability to be used with little or no modification and the high heating values…

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Expert Witness – Catalysis

The Expert Witness in Catalysis Litigation? The Expert Witness in Catalysis Litigation?  In today’s world many different things like petroleum products, plastics, textiles, pharmaceutical products, and various other chemicals are prepared through some catalytic processes.  Catalysts speed up chemical reactions but can be recovered unchanged at the end of the reaction. They can also direct…

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Plastic Recycling

Despite the many positive benefits to using plastics and the impact they have had on daily life, they currently seem to have more of a negative reputation, and plastic recycling has become a booming business.  This is due largely in part to the mismanagement of plastic waste.  While much of the plastic waste is landfilled,…

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Bioenergy: An Overview

Bioenergy is type of renewable energy created from natural, biological sources, which is used to produce transportation fuels, heat, electricity, and products.  Biofuels like ethanol, biodiesel, green diesel (derived from algae and other plant sources), and biogas (a methane derived from animal manure and other digested organic material) are examples of bioenergy.  Practically speaking, bioenergy…

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Expert Witness – Biotechnology

The Expert Witness in Biotechnology Litigation.  Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in biotechnologies as well as the other specialties within the bioeconomy, and most are available to serve as expert witnesses in biotechnology or other bioeconomy related litigation, including the pharma industry, small molecules and biologics, and synthetic and  fermentation processes.…

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