Biomass IP Experts

What does a biomass intellectual property expert or biomass IP consultant do?  First, let’s define what we mean by intellectual property in the bioeconomy.   As research continues to advance, individuals and companies worldwide continue to seek new methods of converting biomass into fuels and chemicals.   As companies seek funding, they are continually faced with ensuring…

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Plasma Gasification Expert

Plasma Gasification Expert What does a plasma gasification expert or plasma gasification consultant do? First, let’s define plasma gasification.   Plasma gasification refers to an extreme thermal process using plasma.  Plasma is a fourth state of matter in which an ionised gaseous substance becomes highly conductive.  Unlike the other three states of matter (solid, gas and…

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Expert Witness – Biodiesel

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have biodiesel specialists willing to serve as expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel cases.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these biodiesel expert witnesses are…

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Expert Witness – Economics & Damages in the Bioeconomy

While there are many specialties within the bioeconomy, finding a specific bioeconomy expert witness may be a bit challenging. Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., are always the best place to start as we have experts in all the specialties within the bioeconomy – biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic…

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Third Generation Biofuels

Third-generation biofuels are currently those related to algal biomass or linked to utilization of CO2 as feedstock.  Unlike first-generation biofuels which were virtually all related to editable biomass, or second-generation biofuels produced from a wide array of different feedstocks, ranging from lignocellulosic feedstocks to municipal solid wastes, these third-generation biofuels are less developed but offer…

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Second Generation Biofuels

Second-generation biofuels (advanced biofuels), are those biofuels that can be manufactured from various types of non-food biomass. Examples of second generation biofuels are those made from algae, renewable fuels made via the Fischer-Tropsch process, cellulosic ethanol, and bio hydrogen.  Different from the first generation biofuels, made from edible feedstocks like ethanol from sugarcane or corn,…

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Renewable Chemicals

Renewable chemicals are slowly replacing fossil-derived chemicals.  These chemicals are often made from renewable resources such as wood, algae, and agricultural waste and can often be one-for-one, identical replacement materials, or in some cases, they are new and improved versions of the chemicals they replace. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol, grain alcohol, drinking alcohol) has been produced…

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Techno-economic analysis: Algae Cultivation

How do algae experts assist in techno-economic analysis (TEA).  TEA is the combination of conceptual process design and production cost estimation activities. Algae cultivation refers to the growth and recovery of algal biomass in open ponds or photobioreactors. Many algae strains of interest produce oils that may be used as food or nutraceuticals, or upgraded…

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