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 low…

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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-competiveness, 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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Nutraceutical Consultant

What does a Nutraceutical Consultant do? The term “nutraceutical” is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods and nutritional supplements, include such everyday products as “bio” yoghurts and fortified breakfast cereals, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies and even genetically modified foods and supplements.  Nutraceuticals…

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Landfill Biogas Expert

What does a landfill biogas expert or consultant do?  Landfills are locations set specifically for disposal of residential, industrial, and commercial waste.  Landfills are a very large source methane emissions. Biogas from landfills is also called landfill gas (LFG), since the digestion process takes place in the ground rather than in an anaerobic digester. There…

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Carbon Intensity

Carbon intensity (CI), sometimes used interchangeably with emission intensity, refers to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of product such as fuels, electrical power, or materials. The CI is calculated on a life cycle bases such that it includes the emissions associated with the production of materials and fuels used in the process.  (Actually,…

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Renewable Technology Evaluation

Renewable technology evaluation:  Does it mean build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door?  In renewables, maybe or maybe not.  Renewable technologies are emerging worldwide as sources of energy, fuels, and chemicals.  Investors are entertaining options for engagements with renewable chemicals and fuels manufacturing projects.  So, why do many…

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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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Investing in Renewable Technology

As more investors are examining renewable technology investment, renewable fuels and chemicals projects, new technologies continue to emerge worldwide.  As new developers come into the marketplace, most earnestly believing they have unique and superior new technology, the core question always remains as to whether it works as promised.  It is always the best approach to…

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