Advanced Bioeconomy Technical and Engineering Services

Biotechnology (biotech) involves the study and use of living organisms or cell processes to make useful products. Biotechnology now plays a major role in areas like drug development, human and animal nutrition, agricultural improvements, and environmental protection. Biotech companies integrate the sciences and bring new perspectives from chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics to tackle biomedical questions.…

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Torrefaction Consultant

What does torrefaction consultants or torrefactions expert do?  Torrefaction is the roasting of any solid biomass in an inert atmosphere. Some of the volatile components of the feedstock is driven off in form of Syngas that can be used to fuel the process plus generate thermal or electrical energy. The solid part is either an…

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Is this feedstock approved?

Is this feedstock approved for use in biodiesel, ethanol, heating oil, or other renewable fuels? This is a question constantly posed to feedstock experts.  To answer it, lets start with the basics. RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are the 38 digit serial number assigned to every gallon of renewable transportation fuel.  Ranging from biogas, to ethanol,…

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The Business Plan as an Investor Sales Brochure

Business planning, and a business plan, is important for any business. Business planning provides managers the opportunity to systematically think through all aspects of their business:  who their customers are, who their suppliers are, who their competitors are—and how they will compete.  Planning allows managers to develop a profitable business model and determine how they will…

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RIN Values

RIN values are often a key consideration in making renewable fuels.  RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are the 38-digit serial number assigned to renewable transportation fuels and heating oils that are made from an approved renewable feedstock. RINs are generated when a fuel is produced, and they are initially attached to the gallon of renewable fuel. From…

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Plastic Waste Experts

What do plastic waste experts or consultants do?  Almost everything is either made from plastic or wrapped in plastic. In fact, plastic is one of the most widely used, durable, and cheapest materials in the world. As an example, we currently use around 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide! The problem with most plastics…

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The Expert Witness in Biofuels and Biochemicals Litigation

When oil prices are relatively low, and the status of U.S. government incentives has continued uncertainty, a predictable downturn in biofuel and biochemical-related industries brings with it increased participant discomfort, leading to more lawsuits and finding the right biochemical or biofuels expert witness become paramount. Those of us that have been in the “bioeconomy” for…

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Cellulosic Ethanol Experts

Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from the fibrous cellulose and hemicellulose fractions of herbaceous (switchgrass, corn stover, miscanthus) or woody biomass, as opposed to a plant’s seeds or fruit, and the cellulosic ethanol expert deals with these feedstocks that are mostly inedible, eliminating the “food v. fuel” arguments that sometime surround standard biofuels. Almost…

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