Biofuels from Waste

Producing biofuels from waste is now becoming more of a possibility.  We note that in many of the earlier methods, it was simply not was not economically feasible to convert organic waste to fuel as the processes required high temperatures and lot of energy.  As biofuels continue to be an important part of the replacement…

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Feedstocks 2020

Feedstocks 2020? There are many grasses, woody materials, and agricultural wastes that are emerging as feedstocks for transportation fuels.  Grasses like miscanthus and switchgrass, agricultural wastes like wheat straw, rice straw, and corn stover, and lumber wastes that are currently being thrown away, burned or put into our landfills, are now becoming reused as the “circular…

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Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs Under the 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs?  Hemp is an eligible renewable biomass feedstock for USDA rural development programs including Section 9003 (innovative new technologies), REAP (energy production- biofuels, electricity production) and B&I (commercially proven processes/technologies).  Normally under the rural development programs, agriculture production is not an eligible purpose. Agriculture production can be considered an eligible purpose…

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Expert Witness in Biofuels Insurance

Expert witness in biofuels insurance matters? In bioeconomy litigation involving insurance issues arising from the operations and/or equipment in biofuels plants (ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuels), renewable chemicals, or the chemical or fuel processes themselves (like pyrolysis, gasification, and torrefaction), the expert witness becomes critical.  The experts in these matters can opine about…

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Assessing Biotechnology Feasibility

Assessing Biotechnology Feasibility.  As new and exciting biotechnologies continue to arrive in the marketplace, funding sources (investors, lenders, venture capitalists, etc.) continue to be faced with some difficult decisions.  Those seeking funding seem to always believe that their technology is the best on the market, and offers many benefits not found elsewhere.  Sometimes this is…

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Organic Synthesis

Organic chemistry means the chemistry associated with any molecule that contains at least one carbon atom.  The term “organic synthesis” can be considered synonymous with the term organic chemistry, but more commonly means the chemistry that is specifically performed to synthesize a product molecule from starting smaller starting reagent molecules.  As organic chemistry involves molecules…

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Aquaculture Expert

Aquaculture is a term that broadly applies to the cultivation of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic animals, seaweeds and other aquatic plants. Aquaculture production systems may operate within both freshwater and marine environments, and can also be totally self-contained on land. This production practice is used globally to grow widely consumed species categories such as carp,…

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CO2 Experts

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs in nature and serves as source of carbon for photosynthesis in all plants and crops. “CO2 utilization” refers to the use of CO2 at concentrations above atmospheric levels, directly or as a feedstock in industrial or chemical processes, to produce valuable carbon-containing product. The…

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