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…

Read more

Alternative Energy or Renewable Energy

Are alternative and renewable energy the same thing?  By most definitions, alternative and renewable energy do contain a great deal of overlap, as they are both environmentally friendly and part of the bioeconomy.  However, there are differences with which we should be familiar.  Alternative energy is energy which is generated in ways that do not…

Read more

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…

Read more

Economic Component of Techno Economic Analysis

The economic component of techno-economic analysis typically develops a performance summary for the commercially deployed technology, based on the performance data collected at that time, scaled to commercial operation. For an early-stage R&D technology, this analysis will be necessarily simplified and may focus on key performance metrics, for example, reaction yields and selectivity. For more…

Read more

Microwave Energy Expert

Microwaves are electromagnetic waves. Microwave energy (heating) has been used in the chemical industry for many years for many diverse applications due to its advantages like volumetric heating, high power density, and fast, easy temperature control.  These advantages of microwave technology are beginning to facilitate the production of clean, fast, and high-quality products. The high…

Read more

Gasification: The Flexible Answer to Biomass Conversion

Is biomass gasification the answer to biomass conversion? Biomass is a rich salad of chemicals that contains many highly valuable materials that are precursors to fine chemicals, nutrients, and pharmaceuticals. But this strength is also a weakness of biomass. The assortment of materials in biomass is bound together in a complex, stable structure in varying…

Read more

Activated Carbon Expert

What does an Activated Carbon Expert do? Generally, the starting place is the definition of performance goals for an existing or proposed system that uses activated carbon as the core technology for cleaning air or water. The expert then evaluates if the activated carbon system can meet those goals as designed and when operated correctly.…

Read more