The demand for biofuels expert witnesses is again on the rise. With the 2022 rise in edible oils feedstocks, we once again see the concurrent increase in the price of biofuels. Sellers of edible oils find other markets are more profitable as biofuels simply cannot have those higher feedstock prices and still produce a competitive product. Many of us have been in these “bioeconomy” industries for quite some time and witnessed the cyclical nature of prices, and as naturally occurs when adverse events cause plant shutdowns, lawsuits abound. As these traditional biofuels projects fail to meet expectations, participant discontent inevitably leads to an increase in litigation. As with any specialized area, bioeconomy litigation requires the assistance of experienced experts to determine what went wrong, what could have been done to prevent it, and the economic impact of these failures.
Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in specialties within the bioeconomy. Although only a small part of what they do, most of these experts are available to serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy-related litigation. Generally, our experts are initially retained to examine the facts of a claim and provide counsel with direction on causation, damages, or both. Our specialists provide impartial and unbiased results. All of our experts have undergone a short in-house training as to their role in litigation, and are familiar with Daubert standards, the general concepts in the rules of evidence, and civil procedure. Prior to accepting employment, Lee Enterprises Consulting determines that the experts have the necessary specialization(s) sought and has done a complete check for any possible conflicts.
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group with over 150 highly qualified experts. Each member of our team is a highly esteemed expert in his/her field, with many years of experience. See all our areas of expertise and feel free to call or email us for more information. For a full discussion on expert witnesses and hiring those in the bioeconomy, see our two articles: ”The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation” and “Hiring An Expert Witness in The Bioeconomy”. See here for a list of our experts and our services and areas of specialty. Feel free to call or email us for more information. See all our areas of expertise and feel free to call or email us for more information.