What does the expert witness in a renewable chemicals case do? What credentials should a renewable chemicals expert have? These are two simple questions that begin with defining the subject matter first. Any fuel that is produced through some biological is considered a renewable chemicals. These are different than fuels which are produced through a geological processes, like coal or petroleum. Renewable chemicals are normally derived directly from plants, but may be derived indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes. The most common renewable chemicals are ethanol and biodiesel, but there are many others.
An expert witness in a renewable chemicals related matter, is an expert with sufficient background, education and experience in the precise chemicals in question. Some renewable chemicals legal matters involve the renewable chemicals technology itself, i.e. whether it was properly designed, built or installed, or whether it was used and maintained properly. Other renewable chemicals experts may be needed to help the judge or jury understand exactly what went wrong in a particular situation, what caused the problem, and/or who was at fault. Other times, the renewable chemicals expert may be called upon to help explain the damages that occurred as a result of the offending party’s fault and to assist the trier of fact in ascertaining an amount of money that will compensate the aggrieved party. For a full article on the expert witness in renewable chemicals and renewable chemicals litigation, see our article here.
At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have many highly qualified renewable chemicals experts available to assist as expert witnesses in these types of cases. Feel free to call or email us for more information.