Pyrolysis Technology & Tire Processing

Pyrolysis tire processing is a growing business worldwide thanks to advances in pyrolysis technology. It is a good thing, because tires are highly durable and non-biodegradable, and they took up lots of landfill space. In 1990, it was estimated that over 1 billion scrap tires were in stockpiles in the United States. Recycling these waste…

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Biofuels Project Funding

As a greener planet and sustainable future would appear to be something everyone should agree on, the question becomes why biofuels project funding is not a given. Why do many bioenergy projects, even very good ones, not get the funding they need? Undoubtedly, there are many reasons that failures to obtain financing occur, but some…

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Consultant or Employee?

Is it better to hire a consultant or employee for your bioeconomy related business?  The answer depends on many factors, the most important three being the skill set you need, the length of time you will need it, and what you are hoping to accomplish with the hire.   If you have a specific project or…

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Funding Basics for Bio Projects

Funding basics for bio related projects?  Funding for a bioeconomy business can come from many sources.  It is important to understand the types of funding, and what is necessary to secure each.  These points just touch the surface of available financing for bioeconomy ventures. Venture capitalists are normally large, well established companies that invest in…

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The Demand for Natural Rubber

The demand for natural rubber? In 2004, the History Channel broadcast a Modern Marvels Special on Natural Rubber. My favorite quote from that special is “Our four most important natural resources are air, water, petroleum, and rubber.” (I would have argued for soil to be part of the list.) Nonetheless, while most people guess the…

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Current Federal Bioeconomy Funding Opportunities

Need information on current federal bioeconomy funding opportunities? Our website has recently added two new pages that may be of value to you. The first is our new Government Programs & Resources Page.  This page contains a list of all the different U.S. Government Funding Programs and Resources available to support companies and projects in…

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Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs Under the 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs?  Hemp is an eligible renewable biomass feedstock for USDA rural development programs including Section 9003 (innovative new technologies), REAP (energy production- biofuels, electricity production) and B&I (commercially proven processes/technologies).  Normally under the rural development programs, agriculture production is not an eligible purpose. Agriculture production can be considered an eligible purpose…

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