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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Catalytic Valorization

Catalytic valorization – enhancing value via catalytic processing – helps in reducing environmental emissions, lowering manufacturing costs, and substituting renewables for fossil resources.The catalyst industry is a $25 billion industry growing at about 4.5% per annum. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and growing demand for renewable materials have been key factors driving the market.  The low…

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Emerging Renewable Technologies

Renewable technologies are now emerging around the world as viable sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Improving cost-competiveness, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security, and environmental concerns are driving the rapid growth of renewable technologies.  As a result, more investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and fuels manufacturing projects. …

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Nutraceutical Consultant

What does a Nutraceutical Consultant do? The term “nutraceutical” is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods and nutritional supplements, include such everyday products as “bio” yoghurts and fortified breakfast cereals, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies and even genetically modified foods and supplements.  Nutraceuticals…

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Landfill Biogas Expert

What does a landfill biogas expert or consultant do?  Landfills are locations set specifically for disposal of residential, industrial, and commercial waste.  Landfills are a very large source methane emissions. Biogas from landfills is also called landfill gas (LFG), since the digestion process takes place in the ground rather than in an anaerobic digester. There…

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Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance

What is Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance? Although it has a more formal, legal name, the short title is, “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” – otherwise known as FSMA.  It is Public Law 111-353 dated January 4, 2011.  Although the law itself, is composed of 88 pages in the Federal Register, it required promulgation of…

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