Biochar Expert

What does a biochar expert do? First, let’s define biochar.  Biochar is the carbonaceous material produced by combustion of biomass.  Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon, and can endure in soil for thousands of years. It can be considered a method of sequestering carbon and has been shown to improve crop yields.  It…

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Expert Witness – Biotechnology

The Expert Witness in Biotechnology Litigation.  Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in biotechnologies as well as the other specialties within the bioeconomy, and most are available to serve as expert witnesses in biotechnology or other bioeconomy related litigation, including the pharma industry, small molecules and biologics, and synthetic and  fermentation processes.…

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Synthesis Gas Consultant

What do syngas consultants or syngas experts do? First, let’s define Syngas.  Synthesis Gas, or Syngas, is used to describe a range of gas mixtures used to make – synthesize – a desired chemical, fuel, etc.  Usually, syngas is a hydrogen based mixture, but could well be a mixture of other gases from which an…

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Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money

Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money? Many renewable companies struggle to keep their fixed assets lists up to date.  A fixed asset is a long-term tangible property that a company owns and uses in its operations to generate income.  The assets are referred to as property, plant, and equipment (PP&E).  When a company purchases…

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USDA Section 9003 Funding for 2020

USDA Section 9003 Funding for 2020? The USDA is still actively accepting applications and has Section 9003 loan guarantee funding available.   This is mandatory funding authorized in the Farm Bill this fiscal year- approximately $63 million of loan level along with carry-over funding. Only a few Phase I applications were received by the April 1,…

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Due Diligence in Renewable Projects

Due Diligence in Renewables?  Due diligence is a crucial step in every project from evaluating technology to securing funding to everything in between.  What does a renewable fuels or renewable chemicals due diligence expert do?    Due diligence (DD) is a comprehensive appraisal of a project or plant, undertaken by a prospective buyer, lender or investor. …

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Renewable Diesel Expert

  What does the renewable diesel expert do? Renewable diesel refers to a drop in replace for diesel derived from fossil fuels.  It is derived from biomass and made via processes that meet lifecycle requirements to meet the definition so reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  They differ from biodiesels in that they have very low oxygen contents and…

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Enzyme Technologies

Enzyme technologies are a key to many products and processes in the bioeconomy.  When we speak of “enzyme technologies” we are talking about using specialized biological catalysts to accomplish our industrial process. Enzymes are everywhere—they are proteins in all living organisms that do work. The advantage to using enzymes in industry is that they yield…

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