Renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., have experts in renewable chemicals as well as the other specialties within the bioeconomy, and most will be available to serve as expert witnesses in renewable chemicals or other bioeconomy litigation. At Lee Enterprises Consulting we have experts in virtually every area of the bioeconomy, most of whom have experience as an expert witness. Often, our experts are initially retained to examine the facts of a claim and provide counsel with his or her thoughts on causation, damages or a combination of the two. As with any good expert witness, our specialists always provide impartial and unbiased results. Each of our experts has undergone a short in-house training as to their role in litigation, and are familiar with Daubert standards and the rules of evidence and civil procedure. Prior to accepting employment, Lee Enterprises Consulting makes certain that the experts have the specialization necessary and has done a complete check for any possible conflicts.
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.
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group with over 100 highly qualified renewable energy and renewable chemical consultants. Each are highly esteemed experts in their fields with many years’ experience. None of our experts make their living by testifying as expert witnesses. Our experts are available to serve as expert witnesses in the many areas biofuels, biomaterials, bio-technologies, and feedstocks. See all our areas of expertise and feel free to call or email us for more information.