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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Hydrogen Applications

Hydrogen applications and uses are many and varied. As countries and companies move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to clean energy, hydrogen is increasingly the solution of choice. Green hydrogen from renewable sources holds the fantastic potential to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels, power production, transportation, chemicals, and other economically important applications.…

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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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Clean, Alternative, or Renewable Energy?

What are renewable energy consultants? Clean energy, alternative energy, and renewable energy are terms that are easily confused, but each refers to distinct characteristics that have some overlap. When we speak of “clean energy” we refer to how the energy impacts the environment.  Energy created with clean, harmless, and minimally polluting methods, are the cleanest…

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Biomass

Biomass is renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals.  Biomass contains stored chemical energy from the sun and the use of biomass fuels for transportation and for electricity generation is increasing as we continue avoiding carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Biomass can be burned directly for heat or converted to renewable liquid…

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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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