Biotechnology – What is It?

In the emerging bioeconomy, the term “biotechnology” most often refers to the use of a biological process for an industrial purpose like the production of biofuels and biochemicals.  There are many types of biotechnologies, including medical (such as vaccines and antibiotics), and agricultural (such as pest-resistant crops and plant and animal breeding).  One of the…

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Renewable Technology Assessment

Renewable technologies are emerging worldwide as mainstream sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Rapid growth has been driven by the improving cost-competitiveness of renewable technologies, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security, and environmental concerns.  As a result, more investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and renewable fuel manufacturing projects. …

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Analyzing Renewable Technologies

As new renewable technologies emerge and seek funding and industry acceptance, it is imperative that investors, lenders, and all project participants engage experienced professionals to help analyze the technical and economic aspects of these new technologies and projects.  Put very simply, technology analysis is the process of determining the new technology’s strengths, weaknesses, the opportunities…

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