CO2 Utilization: The Future of Hydrocarbon Fuels

CO2 Utilization? Carbon dioxide (C02), is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs in nature and serves as source of carbon for photosynthesis in all plants and crops. CO2 utilization’ refers to its use at concentrations above atmospheric levels, directly or as a feedstock in industrial or chemical processes, to produce valuable carbon-containing product. Energy…

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Scale-Up of Emerging Biofuel Technologies

ScaleUp of Emerging Biofuels Technologies? INTRODUCTION: The continued interest in advanced biofuels has produced numerous exciting technical advances on the laboratory, pilot and demonstration scales.  However, attempts to translate these small scale successes into commercial technologies have been less successful.   It is easy to blame lower oil and natural gas prices and opposition from special…

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Biomass Technology Experts

Biomass Technology Experts.  While there are many types of biomass conversion technologies, they are primarily divided into four major groups.  The first group are thermal conversion technologies – those that use heat to convert biomass materials into energy.  These would include pyrolysis and torrefaction technologies.  The second group are chemical conversion technologies which, as the…

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Biofuels from Waste

Producing biofuels from waste is now becoming more of a possibility.  We note that in many of the earlier methods, it was simply not was not economically feasible to convert organic waste to fuel as the processes required high temperatures and lot of energy.  As biofuels continue to be an important part of the replacement…

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Expert Witness in Biofuels Insurance

Expert witness in biofuels insurance matters? In bioeconomy litigation involving insurance issues arising from the operations and/or equipment in biofuels plants (ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuels), renewable chemicals, or the chemical or fuel processes themselves (like pyrolysis, gasification, and torrefaction), the expert witness becomes critical.  The experts in these matters can opine about…

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Assessing Biotechnology Feasibility

Assessing Biotechnology Feasibility.  As new and exciting biotechnologies continue to arrive in the marketplace, funding sources (investors, lenders, venture capitalists, etc.) continue to be faced with some difficult decisions.  Those seeking funding seem to always believe that their technology is the best on the market, and offers many benefits not found elsewhere.  Sometimes this is…

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