Advanced Cleaning Consultant

What do advanced cleaning consultants or advanced cleaning experts do?  Advanced cleaning is an emerging field that uses chemical, physical and biological processes to clean or treat indoor or outdoor surfaces for special purposes including, but not limited to, reduced resistance to heat transfer, scaling and corrosion control, indoor air quality, food safety, infection control, precision…

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Market Feasibility Studies in the Bioeconomy

What is a market feasibility study or report and why would you do one in bioeconomy related matters? A market feasibility study is an integral part of the due diligence process in any bio related project. When a lender or investor considers putting money at risk, or when a company is considering an acquisition or…

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Project Feasibility Studies in the Bioeconomy

The question often arises, “what is a project feasibility study or report, and why should one be done in bioeconomy-related matters”? A project feasibility study is an integral part of any due diligence process in any bio-related project. When a lender or investor considers putting money at risk, or when a company is considering an…

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Occupational Health & Safety in Renewable Energy

Health & safety is at the forefront of everything a company does. They are essential principles to minimize employee risk and streamline implementation – ensuring everybody goes home in the same condition they came to work in. Understanding OSHA regulations is crucial to maintaining compliance and keeping employees safe. Therefore, companies often hire occupational health…

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Technical Feasibility In Renewable Projects

Novel technologies continue to emerge in bioenergy, biofuels, and biochemicals.  The buzz generated by initial announcements of these new technologies often stimulates interest from investors and developers alike.  Some of the new technologies are well received in the marketplace, while others fall short and fail.  Technical feasibility studies are the vehicle needed to dissect these…

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Polymer Pyrolysis

Recent revelations help us understand the need for polymer pyrolysis, noting that a very large fraction of the polymers (plastics) that we recycle end up in landfills anyway have outraged some and raised widespread concern about the environmental impact.  Add to this the island of plastic found floating in the ocean and the ban on…

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Consulting Experts vs Expert Witnesses in Bioeconomy Related Litigation

Major litigation involving bioeconomy matters is complicated and often best served by use of both expert witnesses and consulting experts.  While the amounts in dispute may not justify hiring both types of experts, it is certainly money well spent where the stakes are relatively large.  Attorneys know that expert witness they hire will explain and…

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Carbon Intensity

Carbon intensity (CI), sometimes used interchangeably with emission intensity, refers to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of product such as fuels, electrical power, or materials. The CI is calculated on a life cycle bases such that it includes the emissions associated with the production of materials and fuels used in the process.  (Actually,…

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