Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

OPPORTUNITY: This NOSA announces that the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting grants, guaranteed loan, and combined grant and guaranteed loan applications under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program for FY 2022. DESCRIPTION: REAP program helps applicants reduce energy costs and consumption and helps meet the Nation’s critical energy needs. Applications for…

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Chemical Recycling

Chemical Recycling is the use of chemical processes to depolymerize waste plastic into useful monomers or other products that have improved purity over the original waste plastic.  This process allows the re-use of the waste plastic, either to make new plastic or to make new polymers with new uses. Plastics are used as materials throughout…

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Polymer Expert

What is a polymer expert? Polymer science is the study of all types of polymers and plastics, including both thermosets and thermoplastics and their applications.  Examples of the applications of these low-cost, high performance materials that we use in our everyday lives include medical implants, packaging, insulation, automobile and airplane composites, adhesives, protective coatings and…

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Green Energy Consulting

What is green energy consulting?  Green energy is defined as energy that comes from natural sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae, and geothermal heat. These energy resources are renewable, meaning they are naturally replenished.  Green energy consulting is sometimes referred to as sustainability consulting, green consulting, eco consulting, or environmental management consulting.  The…

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Sustainability in Today’s World

A sustainability mindset has taken hold as people are more concerned than ever before about the environment.  Studies are showing that companies that embrace sustainability see their value increase, in terms of profits, staff retention, customer loyalty, and improved access to markets and funding.  Polls show that the public and investors highly regard businesses that…

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Sustainability Experts

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms normally have many different types of “sustainability experts” and offer a wide range of services in biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis.  These experts are able to assist clients with things like business and financial services (like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans…

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Climate Change Experts

So, what exactly is climate change and what do climate change experts do?  Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns.  It is most pronounced from the mid to late twentieth century and forward and is largely attributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produced by the…

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Hydrothermal Upgrading

What is hydrothermal upgrading?  Water above 100 °C changes from a liquid phase to a gas phase. One can change the temperature boundary by changing the pressure – a low pressure lowers the boiling point, similarly increasing the pressure maintains a liquid phase at higher temperatures than the boiling point – precisely why pressure cookers…

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