Expert Witness – Ethanol

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

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Surfactant Expert

What is a Surfactant?  The term “Surfactant” is a contraction of the term surface-active agent.  A Surfactant is a substance that, when present even at very low levels in a system, has the property of absorbing onto the surfaces or interfaces in the system and altering their interfacial free energies in dramatic ways.  Surfactants help…

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Yeasts In Ethanol Production

Yeasts have been all the buzz in 2018 as companies shift toward improving efficacy in ethanol production, ethanol cost and ethanol price. Scientists have been discussing new products aimed at increasing bioethanol yield, reducing glycerol production and yeast fermentation time, and boosting production efficiency.  Several large companies like DuPont Industrial Biosciences, DSM and Novozymes, are…

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Ethanol as a Fuel

Interest in ethanol as fuel continues to rise. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For example, a blend of 10% fuel ethanol and 90% gasoline (by volume) is known as E10 gasoline. In 2019, about…

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Bio Ethanol Expert

What is bio ethanol fuel?  Bioethanol, or ethanol as it is generally called, is a fuel generally produced by a process of sugar fermentation.  When the ethanol is mixed with gasoline the resulting mixture is bioethanol fuel,  It can, however,  be produced by other processes such as reacting ethylene with steam. The feedstocks for bioethanol…

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Ethanol Consultant

What do an ethanol consultant or an ethanol consultant do?   Ethanol also called bioethanol, alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol is simple alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugars with yeast, or by a petrochemical process.  Ethanol is most commonly consumed as drinking alcohol, but it also has medical applications such as antiseptics or disinfectants.…

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Renewable Diesel Consultant

What does a renewable diesel consultant do? Let’s start at the beginning. Renewable diesel is a premium-quality diesel produced from renewable and sustainable feedstocks such as waste animal fats, waste vegetable oils, and greases. It allows a significant reduction in the carbon footprint compared to petroleum diesel without sacrificing diesel engine performance.  It has the same chemical composition as…

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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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