Expert Witness – Ethanol

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have ethanol and cellulosic ethanol specialists willing to serve as ethanol expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel case.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these…

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Feed Ingredient Evaluation for Livestock Producers

Livestock feed evaluation? Livestock producers are constantly in search of ways to improve the economics of their operations.  One effective way of realizing improved economics is to incorporate new ingredients into the feeding operation.  In this venture, producers must be careful to make certain they are familiar with the new ingredient and fully aware of…

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Biofuels Co-Products: Animal Feed

A significant portion of biofuels co-products are in the area of animal feed – often livestock feeding.  This naturally raises the question as to whether there is a difference between animal-grade and human-grade food ingredients?  From a strict, regulatory standpoint, the rules promulgated by the FDA are similar, but different.  Human food rules are listed…

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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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Expert WItness – Biomaterials

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have biomaterials specialists of all types willing to serve as biomaterials expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel case.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these…

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Expert Witness – Biomass

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have biomass specialists willing to serve as biomass expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biomass or other renewable fuels/chemicals cases.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of…

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Alternative Proteins

Alternative proteins are a broad grouping of protein foods which are derived from sources other than live animals. This umbrella term includes the sub-categories cell-based meat, plant-based meat and protein derived from fungi, but also extends to the manufacture of all the other inputs and specialized ingredients which are required to make these products. Examples…

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Appraising Renewable Energy Plants

What are the primary reasons that owners or investors might engage in appraising renewable energy plants?  To answer that question, we need to first determine the difference between appraisals and valuations.  While these terms often appear synonymous, they are not. An appraisal is technically an estimate or an opinion of a property’s current market worth, considering what…

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