Bioeconomy Expertise: A Valuable Commodity in the Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is here. According to Morgan Stanley’s 2019 biennial survey of financial institutions, insurers, and pension funds in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, 80% said that they actively integrated sustainable investing. The trend towards increased attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has only strengthened over the past two years as the…

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Biobased Chemicals

Biobased chemicals are obtained from biomass feedstocks and offer an alternative to petrochemical products that contribute to planet heating. These biochemicals integrate well in the natural carbon dioxide cycle and their cradle to grave carbon footprint is negligible. The need for the decarbonization of the economy is driving the growth of this sector. Legislative initiatives…

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Expert Witness – Biodiesel

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

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Alternative Energy or Renewable Energy

Are alternative and renewable energy the same thing?  By most definitions, alternative and renewable energy do contain a great deal of overlap, as they are both environmentally friendly and part of the bioeconomy.  However, there are differences with which we should be familiar.  Alternative energy is energy which is generated in ways that do not…

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Life Cycle Analysis

Conducting a “life cycle analysis” – determining the cradle-to-grave carbon footprint and emission profile of a project and its raw material input and product output streams — is becoming increasingly common for companies that are developing new bioeconomy technologies and products. The benefits of this process go beyond its potential for providing a compelling demonstration…

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Alternative and Renewable Energy Types

Alternative and Renewable Energy Types? While the terms are often used interchangeably, and many forms of energy fit both classifications, there are some distinguishing factors between the two. “Alternative energy” is energy that is generated in a manner that does not deplete natural resources or harm the environment.  Simply put, alternative energy is an “alternative”…

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Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is also used in a number of gas/air applications to remove contaminants.   As the demand for activated carbon continues to grow, so too, does the number of suppliers. It can be an overwhelming decision to choose a suitable product. GAC is used in both air and liquid applications, typically in a…

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Best Renewable Energy

What is the best renewable energy?  To even attempt such an assessment requires answering two questions initially.  First, what is encompassed by the term “renewable energy”?   Second, how does one evaluate which is “best”?  By definition, “renewable energy” refers to a specific type of energy that is collected from some renewable resources, such as sunlight,…

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