Lignin Expert

What does a lignin expert or lignin consultant do? Lignin is a constituent of the cell walls of almost all dry land plant cells. It is the world’s second most abundant natural polymer, surpassed only by cellulose.  Unlike cellulose, lignins are not composed of sugars but are aromatic in nature.   A lignin expert is one familiar with…

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Hiring an Expert Witness in Bioeconomy Litigation

Hiring an expert witness in the bioeconomy can be a bit tricky.  In August 2017, I published an article that focused on important things that attorneys involved in biofuels or biochemical litigation should look for when choosing an expert witness.[1]  This article explores the subject of expert witnesses in a bit more depth, including where…

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Feedstock Experts

What do “feedstock experts” do? In the “renewable” world, the term “feedstock” is used to mean any renewable, biological material that can be used directly as a fuel, or converted to another form of fuel or energy product raw material used to supply or fuel a machine or industrial process. These would include lots of different…

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Algae Biofuels Expert

What does an algae biofuels expert do?  Microalgae, commonly known as algae, are very small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy. Some of these algae store energy in the form of natural oils and under proper conditions, can produce a lot of oil that can be converted into biofuels.  It is believed that algae…

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Low Cost Feedstocks

“Low-cost feedstock” is a common expression in the emerging bioeconomy. Years ago, restaurants paid to ship out the waste cooking oils and greases. Today those restaurants sell these wastes and greases to the markets.  Since feedstock normally accounts for the significant majority of biofuel costs, finding the lowest cost feedstock that will process into a…

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Advanced Bioeconomy Business and Financial Services

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms should be able to assist clients with virtually any advanced bioeconomy business and financial services. These services should cover a wide range of things like renewable energy finance, renewable energy insurance, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, risk…

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