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Federal Funding Application Experts

What are Federal Funding Application Experts?  The US Departments of Energy and Agriculture continues to be a major source of funding for research and development of biofuels.  This was recently illustrated by an announcement of plans to post $78 million in federal opportunities announcements (FOAs) in the near future. Federal Funding Application consultants are those […]

Biomass Energy

The definition of biomass energy?  Biomass energy is a renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. Biomass can be burned directly or processed into biofuels such as bio ethanol and methane. Biomass is certainly a renewable feedstock, and it is […]

Alternative Energy or Renewable Energy

Are alternative and renewable energy the same thing?  By most definitions, alternative and renewable energy do contain a great deal of overlap, as they are both environmentally friendly and part of the bioeconomy.  However, there are differences with which we should be familiar.  Alternative energy is energy which is generated in ways that do not […]

Expert Witness – Biodiesel

An expert witness in the field of biodiesel is a person, who by virtue of his or her knowledge, experience, education, training, and skills, has special knowledge of biodiesel that is not known to the general public.  The initial function of the expert witness is usually that of a consultant hired to look at some […]

Process Integration in Industrial Biotechnology / Synthetic Biology

What does a Process Integration Biotechnology or Synthetic Biology Expert do?  First, let’s define terms.  These two terms are frequently interchanged, but are not exactly synonymous; synthetic biology should be considered one of the tools used to build a commercially useful process in the field of industrial biotechnology.  The key feature is that industrial processes […]

Industrial Fermentation Expert

What does an Industrial Fermentation Expert or Consultant do?  The word “fermentation” can apply to any process that uses a living cell in a medium that allows it to grow, and to perform whatever process may be commercially useful.  Thus, the word “fermentation” covers a continuum of processes, from the large scale production commodity chemicals, […]

Front End Loading or Pre-Project Planning (PPP)

Front end loading or pre-project planning (PPP) is a formal process for the process for conceptual development of processes in the up-stream, biotechnology, petrochemical, refining and specialty chemical areas.    It involves developing sufficient strategic information which the owners can determine risks and make decisions. It typically involves a stage-gate process, whereby a project must pass […]

Biomass Pretreatment Expert

What does a biomass pretreatment expert or consultant do? First, we must understand the process.  Collected biomass requires some type of pretreatment prior to its conversion to fuels or renewable chemicals.   Pretreatment will involve the biomass’ handling and transport, and the actual physical processes like sizing, drying, or chemical processes such as acid washing.   These […]