Bio-Oil

  Bio-Oil is a generic term for a complex mixture of chemicals obtained from the thermochemical conversion of biomass including lignocellulose agricultural wastes and wood products.  The composition of the oil can vary significantly depending on the biomass source, pretreatment, the method of pyrolysis, and the use of catalysts.  Bio-oil typically contains significant amounts of…

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Climate Change Realities

Climate change realities are upon us.  The scientific evidence is clear.  NASA tells us that the current warming trend is of particular significance because it is unequivocally the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and is proceeding at an unprecedented rate.  Human activities have warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land and widespread and…

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Ethanol Expert

Ethanol experts are specialists that understand how to produce ethanol by fermentation of corn, milo (grain sorghum), sugar, or cellulose to ethanol.  This type of expert requires knowledge of feedstocks (corn, milo, cellulose), enzymatic conversion of feedstocks to sugars, and fermentation of the sugars to ethanol.  This expert should also be aware of the principles…

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Biogas Experts

What do biogas experts do? Biogas is a renewable energy source that is produced by anaerobic digestion, where anaerobic organisms break down the organic materials, or by the fermentation of biodegradable materials. Biogas can refer to any of a wide range of gases produced from biological sources including municipal wastewater sludge, animal manures, agricultural wastes,…

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Bioplastics Expert

A bioplastics expert or bioplastics consultant is someone who has a significant background in this area, through education and/or experience.  An expert in bioplastics has a wide range of expertise in the technologies and businesses concerning the production and utility of bioplastics produced from renewable resources. He or she should be able to assist investors…

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Supercritical Biomass Conversion

What are supercritical biomass conversion experts? The supercritical steam conversion of woody biomass directly to a refine-able bio-crude, or directly to sugars, to monomers, and to synthesis gas have all been demonstrated.  And supercritical steam technology is in widespread use for power generation.  The goal now is to combine new bio-processing techniques with established supercritical…

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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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