Commercialization of Biofuels Technology

Commercialization of Biofuels Technology refers to the process that transforms a biofuels technology from concept into a profitable biofuels’ technology operating entity. Inventors and their investors must convert their concepts into commercial success to achieve a financial return with the least amount of risk exposure. The normal path for commercializing a biofuels technology idea includes…

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Surfactant Expert

What is a Surfactant?  The term “Surfactant” is a contraction of the term surface-active agent.  A Surfactant is a substance that, when present even at very low levels in a system, has the property of absorbing onto the surfaces or interfaces in the system and altering their interfacial free energies in dramatic ways.  Surfactants help…

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Net-Zero By 2050?

Last year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) revealed that reaching net-zero will require 4 trillion to 5 trillion dollars in annual investment for decades to come. It also revealed that over 450 companies from 45 countries have committed to the decarbonization of the world economy. By the end of the conference, 136 countries, 115 regions,…

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Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

Many countries have carbon credit programs for biomass conversion, designed to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass–dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of GHG reductions are given, and the carbon impact of the different commercially available biomass on GHG…

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Process Integration in Industrial Biotechnology / Synthetic Biology

What does an expert in process integration in the field of industrial biotechnology or synthetic biology do?  First, let’s define terms.  These two terms are frequently interchanged, but are not exactly synonymous; synthetic biology should be considered one of the tools used to build a commercially useful process in the field of industrial biotechnology.  The…

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Ethanol Consultant

What do an ethanol consultant or an ethanol consultant do?   Ethanol also called bioethanol, alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol is simple alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugars with yeast, or by a petrochemical process.  Ethanol is most commonly consumed as drinking alcohol, but it also has medical applications such as antiseptics or disinfectants.…

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Sustainable v. Renewable

While often regarded as interchangeable, “sustainable” and “renewable” are terms with h different meanings.  In an “Energy Education” article the University of Calgary posted online, the university clarified the distinctions in the definitions of the two. Although many firms, experts, and entrepreneurs might continue to substitute one word for the other, when one is applying…

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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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