Food and Energy Costs

Food and energy costs, together with healthcare, are arguably the three most important factors in how well we thrive on planet Earth.  While healthcare costs certainly continue to rise, it is food and energy costs that are most volatile.  Food and energy costs seem to fluctuate the most during periods of emergence and spread of…

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Bioeconomy Expertise: A Valuable Commodity in the Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is here. According to Morgan Stanley’s 2019 biennial survey of financial institutions, insurers, and pension funds in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, 80% said that they actively integrated sustainable investing. The trend towards increased attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has only strengthened over the past two years as the…

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Bioenergy Control System

What does a Bioenergy Control System expert or consultant do? First, let’s define this.  A Bioenergy Control System is a process in a bioenergy plant that consists of devices to measure properties of the plant feedstocks or products and that then takes an action to control the property.  An example would be temperature control of…

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Alternative and Renewable Energy Types

Alternative and Renewable Energy Types? While the terms are often used interchangeably, and many forms of energy fit both classifications, there are some distinguishing factors between the two. “Alternative energy” is energy that is generated in a manner that does not deplete natural resources or harm the environment.  Simply put, alternative energy is an “alternative”…

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Extruded Activated Carbon (EAC)

Extruded activated carbon (EAC) combines powdered activated carbon with a binder, fused together and extruded into a cylindrical shaped block.  As the demand for activated carbon continues to grow, so too, does the number of suppliers. It can be an overwhelming decision to choose a suitable product. EACs are applied similarly to GACs however due to…

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MSW Biofuels

Are MSW biofuels feasible?  Can we use MSW as a feedstock for biofuels production? The answer is a resounding “yes”.  Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from…

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Using Municipal Solid Waste Effectively

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our community, our households, and our commercial and institutional buildings.  Municipal solid wastes are generated in huge qualities, some 2 billion tons per year globally, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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