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 is in the area of animal feed – often livestock feeding.  Does this naturally raise 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…

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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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Sustainability Experts

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms normally have many different types of “sustainability experts” and offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis.  These experts are able to assist clients with things like business and financial services (like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans…

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New Bio Plastics and Resins

New BIo Plastics and Resins? Sales of biopolymers and resins are predicted to grow to over $5 billion by 2021.   Biomass derived materials have been used neat and as components in composites and blends for the last decade. Products made with high contents of cellulose, starch, proteins, chitosan are common. New products made with biosynthetic…

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Sustainable Consumer Products

The world continues to migrate toward sustainable consumer products. The World Bank showed that more than 50% of global GDP is driven by household consumer expenditure for both essential and discretionary goods. (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NE.CON.PETC.ZS).  It follows therefore that consumer purchasing and disposal decisions have a significant impact on the global economy. Such decisions can impact the…

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What Makes Lee Enterprises Consulting Different?

As the bioeconomy expands and renewables of all kinds continue to garner greater attention, many investors, project developers, lenders, and other project participants often want to know if there is any well-established firm that can provide seasoned expertise for virtually any type of bioeconomy-related project.  Meet Lee Enterprises Consulting – voted Biofuels Digest’s top consulting…

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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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