Renewable Diesel Projects

As of this 2022 writing, it appears to be a boom time for renewable diesel projects. The Energy Information Administration estimates that renewable diesel production capacity in North America will surge by up to 500% in a few short years.  The question facing the industry is whether there are enough feedstock fats, oils, and greases…

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Renewable Diesel Challenges

Renewable diesel (RD) is a hot renewable energy topic.  Produced by converting cooking oil, animal fat, and other waste products into renewable fuel, RD doesn’t rely on fossil fuels and it burns cleaner than either petroleum-based diesel or biodiesel. (The cetane rating of renewable diesel is 75 – 90 vs 48 – 52 for petroleum…

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Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel

Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel?  The vast majority of biodiesel today is manufactured using chemical catalysts and methanol. A few problems are associated with this type of processing. These include 1) the need to remove free fatty acids (FFA) from the oil feedstock prior to reaction, 2) the need to remove phospholipids from the oil feedstock,…

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Why and When You Need a Project Consultant

In the bioeconomy, the role of project consultant in the bioeconomy is somewhat the same as in any industry, and somewhat unique.  It requires first and foremost, a clear understanding of everyone’s duties and limitations.  When an investor or developer hires a project consultant, what are they right to expect?  Someone who can lead and…

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Biomass IP Experts

What does a biomass intellectual property expert or biomass IP consultant do?  First, let’s define what we mean by intellectual property in the bioeconomy.   As research continues to advance, individuals and companies worldwide continue to seek new methods of converting biomass into fuels and chemicals.   As companies seek funding, they are continually faced with ensuring…

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Plasma Gasification Expert

Plasma Gasification Expert What does a plasma gasification expert or plasma gasification consultant do? First, let’s define plasma gasification.   Plasma gasification refers to an extreme thermal process using plasma.  Plasma is a fourth state of matter in which an ionised gaseous substance becomes highly conductive.  Unlike the other three states of matter (solid, gas and…

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Expert Witness – Biodiesel

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have biodiesel specialists willing to serve as expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel cases.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these biodiesel expert witnesses are…

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Expert Witness – Economics & Damages in the Bioeconomy

While there are many specialties within the bioeconomy, finding a specific bioeconomy expert witness may be a bit challenging. Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., are always the best place to start as we have experts in all the specialties within the bioeconomy – biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic…

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