Cellulosic Biomass Expert

Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on earth with cellulosic biomass literally everywhere. It is a critical component of the cellular structure of plants and some bacteria excrete it as well. Cellulosic materials can be processed into many useful commodities, such as fuels, sugars, polymers, fibers and other chemicals. Though there are many routes…

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Due Diligence in Biomass Project Acquisition

What does a due diligence expert do in biomass-related projects?  Capital projects such as biomass plants are often sold at various stages of development, including pre-construction, mid-construction, and fully operational.   Investors seeking to purchase such assets must perform their own diligence regarding the financial, legal, regulatory, technical, and environmental aspects of a project.    A seasoned…

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Appraisals for Expert Witness Testimony & Estate Tax Purposes

Appraisal Expert Witnesses in the Bioeconomy? Experts in the appraisal of renewable fuels business and plants must have substantial and specialized economic and engineering capabilities, in addition to the general and specialized appraisal capabilities. These skills include business appraisal, machinery, and equipment appraisal, and real property appraisal capabilities.  The appraisers ought to be designated by…

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Appraisal and Valuation Considerations in an Acquisition

Understanding value and price is always critical in a business transaction. It is an important consideration for various stakeholders including financing partners, investors, or other key stakeholders. Appraisal and valuations can assist in negotiations and provide support for compliance considerations for banks, underwriters, the IRS, or other regulatory entities. Valuations and appraisals of business acquisitions…

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Appraisals for the Bioeconomy

There are relatively few professionals with significant expertise in appraisals and valuations in bioeconomy businesses and assets.  This is likely because the majority of bioeconomy valuations call for opinions on the value of operational or closed biofuels plants, cutting-edge biotechnologies such as pyrolysis, torrefaction, waste to energy, or gasification, or simply the value of the…

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