Blogs written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Polyurethane Expert

Polyurethane is a polymer composed of organic units joined by urethane links. Polyurethanes are one of the most versatile plastic materials.  Polyurethanes can be molded into unusual shapes and to enhance industrial and consumer products, and are used in such items as foam seats, foam insulation, seals, gaskets, sprays, durable elastomeric wheels and tires (such as those found…

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Stage Gate Approach to Project Management

A stage gate approach (also known as a phase-gate or waterfall approach) is a common project management technique in which a project is divided into phases or stages that are separated by decision making points known as gates).  At each “gate” the decision is made as to whether to stop, move forward with the existing scope, schedule,…

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Chemical Recycling

Chemical Recycling is the use of chemical processes to depolymerize waste plastic into useful monomers or other products that have improved purity over the original waste plastic.  This process allows the re-use of the waste plastic, either to make new plastic or to make new polymers with new uses. Plastics are used as materials throughout…

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Sustainability Consulting

What is sustainability consulting?  Sustainability can be defined as the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance.  Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, and is composed of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Sustainability consultants or experts…

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Polymer Expert

What is a polymer expert? Polymer science is the study of all types of polymers and plastics, including both thermosets and thermoplastics and their applications.  Examples of the applications of these low-cost, high performance materials that we use in our everyday lives include medical implants, packaging, insulation, automobile and airplane composites, adhesives, protective coatings and…

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Polyurethane Science

Polyurethane science is the study of all types of polyurethanes, including both thermosets and thermoplastics and their applications.  Polyurethane chemistry is incredibly versatile, allowing the incorporation of recycle content and bio renewable content, while at the same time providing materials as diverse as flexible foams that used in automotive seating to composites used in rigid…

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Green Energy Consulting

What is green energy consulting?  Green energy is defined as energy that comes from natural sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae, and geothermal heat. These energy resources are renewable, meaning they are naturally replenished.  Green energy consulting is sometimes referred to as sustainability consulting, green consulting, eco consulting, or environmental management consulting.  The…

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Renewable Diesel Projects

As of this 2022 writing, it appears to be a boom time for renewable diesel projects. The Energy Information Administration estimates that renewable diesel production capacity in North America will surge by up to 500% in a few short years.  The question facing the industry is whether there are enough feedstock fats, oils, and greases…

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