The Dynamic Pro Forma

The Basic Function – ROI A common phrase echoes in the conference halls of the ABLC: “My biofuel technology has a great ROI.” Entrepreneurs base their claims on a pro forma, a projection of future cash flow calculated on spreadsheets. Even though the business planning process starts with the pro forma, the value of the…

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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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Appraisal and Valuation Services for Renewable Fuels Industry

Appraisal and Valuation Services for Renewable Fuels Industry.  Determining and documenting the value of a renewable fuels businesses and plants is done for a variety of reasons.  The most common occasions for seeking an appraisal of the ethanol, biodiesel or other renewable fuels businesses and plants arise when they are created or constructed, bought or…

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Biofuels Investment 2020

Where is biofuels investment in 2020? According to the IEA (2020), biofuels investment fell to its lowest level in a decade in 2019. The Paris Agreement calls to limit the rise in global temperatures.  Advanced liquid biofuels play a major role in meeting that goal.   Global production of liquid biofuels is currently around 130 billion…

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