Oregon Clean Fuel Standards

The Oregon Clean Fuel Standards provide an incentive for low carbon fuels sold in Oregon. The Clean Fuel Standards require an annual average carbon intensity (CI) that a regulated party must comply with. There is a standard for gasoline and gasoline substitutes and one for diesel and diesel substitutes. The Oregon Clean Fuels Program is…

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RIN Experts

What do RIN experts do? A Renewable Identification Number (or RIN) is a serial number assigned to the volume of a batch of biofuel for the purpose of tracking its production, transfers, trading, and ultimate use or retirement.  This is required by the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) which was implemented as a result…

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Cellulosic Ethanol

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. It discussed the history of cellulosic ethanol, cellulosic feedstocks, cellulosic conversion technology, cellulosic by products, and commercialization of cellulosic technologies. See here for more on Cellulosic Ethanol Experts.

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The Compelling Case for BioJet Fuels

THE COMPELLING CASE FOR BIOJET FUELS By: Jess Hewitt and Jonathan Lewis, Lee Enterprises Consulting Biojet fuels (aka sustainable aviation fuels) are in the news a lot lately, with one carrier after another announcing a test flight.   But widespread use by most airlines just does not seem to be happening. Why? Let’s look at the…

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Life Cycle Analysis Expert

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is an essential tool in establishing baseline environmental impacts from a specific process, product, or infrastructure, and can also connect economic and social impacts depending on the end goal. Ideally, the main outcome of an LCA is a detailed quantitative documentation of environmental impacts for a process or product from cradle…

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Consulting Experts vs Expert Witnesses in Bioeconomy Related Litigation

Major litigation involving bioeconomy matters is complicated and often best served by use of both expert witnesses and consulting experts.  While the amounts in dispute may not justify hiring both types of experts, it is certainly money well spent where the stakes are relatively large.  Attorneys know that expert witness they hire will explain and…

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