Biopolymer Experts

Biopolymer experts are those that assist with a type of polymers that occur inside biological systems. While all polymers are made of repetitive units called monomers, biopolymers are those that are produced by or derived from living organisms like plants or microbes, rather than from petroleum, the traditional source of polymers.   The primary sources of…

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Renewable Natural Gas Expert

What does a renewable natural gas expert or consultant do? Renewable natural gas (RNG) also called biomethane is produced from biogas derived from renewable resources or biomass materials.  The biogas is cleaned, scrubbed, and treated to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other impurities to make it suitable as a natural gas replacement that can…

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Bioplastics Era Has Arrived

Dr. Bogdan Comanita, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. We believe that the bioplastics era is upon us and this time around it is not driven only by what the more practical types would call the lofty goals of the sustainable economy but rather by the practical considerations of a little-known fact: China, the largest importer of scrap…

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Gasification: The Flexible Answer to Biomass Conversion

Is biomass gasification the answer to biomass conversion? Biomass is a rich salad of chemicals that contains many highly valuable materials that are precursors to fine chemicals, nutrients, and pharmaceuticals. But this strength is also a weakness of biomass. The assortment of materials in biomass is bound together in a complex, stable structure in varying…

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FSMA Compliance

What does FSMA Compliance entail? Though the Food Safety Modernization Act (or “FSMA”) was signed into law on January 04, 2011, it has taken many years for all the rules to be written and implemented.  There are many reasons for this, but it mostly boils down to three:  (1) this was a sweeping piece of…

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Polypropylene Experts

Polypropylene experts are those who work with this second most widely produced thermoplastic (after polyethylene) and is manufactured using chain growth polymerization via Zigler-Natta catalysis.  The global market for polypropylene is expected to be $156B by the year 2026.  Polypropylene has a melting point that ranges between 130 to 171 deg.C, depending upon crystallinity and…

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