Circular Economy and Waste Conversion

The increasing amount of waste is one of the most demanding problems facing the world, which creates global environmental challenges. Worldwide, 2.12 billion tons of waste are generated annually, and it is expected to rise at the current trend. The most of the trash ends up in landfills emitting harmful pollutants into our air, water,…

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Fuel Quality Expert

A fuel quality expert is one who understands the detailed requirements of end-use customers that involve meeting ASTM standards and customized needs including stability, corrosion resistance and others.  The fuel quality expert is responsible for providing added-value technical support, introducing cost-effective technologies, and conducting advanced analytical characterizations co, maximize profitability, improve asset integrity, and protect the…

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Low Cost Feedstocks

“Low-cost feedstock” is a common expression in the emerging bioeconomy. Years ago, restaurants paid to ship out the waste cooking oils and greases. Today those restaurants sell these wastes and greases to the markets.  Since feedstock normally accounts for the significant majority of biofuel costs, finding the lowest cost feedstock that will process into a…

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Bioeconomy – Its Changing Nature

During the period of time from about 2000 to 2013, most of the activity in the bioeconomy was focused on commodity products, especially fuels. The main products were ethanol and butanol, and the root technology was the conversion of starches and cellulose to sugars, followed by fermentation. As petroleum became less expensive once again, fuels…

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Insurance in the Bioeconomy

The agricultural, renewable energy, and bio-economy (ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, agribusiness, solar, wind, etc.) industries have had a lot of crossover and growth in the US over the past decade.  Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass power,…

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Wildlife Management in the Bioeconomy

When one thinks about the bioeconomy, wildlife management is probably not the first thing to come to mind. Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, and bio technologies.  In these larger consulting groups, one will…

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Biodiesel Plant Sales

With COVID-19 and the concurrent drop in oil and biofuels prices, it is no secret that most biofuels plants, like most other businesses, are currently struggling.  Some have attempted to push their plants harder to reduce costs.  Others have converted to the sale of alcohol or re-examined their sale of biofuels co-products for additional revenue…

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