Biomass IP Experts

What does a biomass intellectual property expert or biomass IP consultant do?  First, let’s define what we mean by intellectual property in the bioeconomy.   As research continues to advance, individuals and companies worldwide continue to seek new methods of converting biomass into fuels and chemicals.   As companies seek funding, they are continually faced with ensuring…

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Life Cycle Analysis

Conducting a “life cycle analysis” – determining the cradle-to-grave carbon footprint and emission profile of a project and its raw material input and product output streams — is becoming increasingly common for companies that are developing new bioeconomy technologies and products. The benefits of this process go beyond its potential for providing a compelling demonstration…

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Biomass Advantages

Are there biomass advantages?  Actually, there are many advantages in using biomass as a source of energy which is why biomass projects are now increasingly regarded as viable enterprises by entrepreneurs and investors. Biomass—living or recently dead plants and animals and their waste—is abundant, unlike coal and petroleum, which have negative impacts on the environment,…

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Renewable Energy Research

Renewable energy research is escalating. Research on various forms of renewable energy has escalated exponentially in recent years.  From the federally funded projects being pursued by the nearly 1,700 full- and part-time employees, 700 visiting researchers, 80 post-doctoral students, and 234 interns at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; to the thousands…

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Bio-Jet Fuel

Energy experts are always looking for innovative ways to create bio-jet fuels from a variety of sustainable materials – from sugar cane and potatoes to oil-rich feedstocks.  These green energy solutions are receiving increasing attention, opening the door wider to the potential for yet other sustainable aviation fuel projects. The pressure on airlines to reduce…

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Renewable Technology Assessment

Renewable technologies are emerging worldwide as mainstream sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Rapid growth has been driven by the improving cost-competitiveness of renewable technologies, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security, and environmental concerns.  As a result, more investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and renewable fuel manufacturing projects. …

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Emerging Renewable Technologies

Renewable technologies are now emerging around the world as viable sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Improving cost-competitiveness, dedicated policy initiatives, better access to financing, energy security, and environmental concerns are driving the rapid growth of renewable technologies.  As a result, more investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and fuels manufacturing projects. …

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Catalytic Valorization

Catalytic valorization – enhancing value via catalytic processing – helps in reducing environmental emissions, lowering manufacturing costs, and substituting renewables for fossil resources. The catalyst industry is a $25 billion industry growing at about 4.5% per annum. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and growing demand for renewable materials have been key factors driving the market.  The…

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