Biofuel Expert Witnesses

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What is a biofuel expert witness?

Biofuel expert witness candidates have years of experience in alternative energy sources specifically related to biofuels and biodiesel. A biofuel expert witness candidate typically has a background and extensive experience in mechanical engineering, hydrogen fuel, ethanol,  energy efficiency, and/or renewable energy systems. Biofuel expert witness candidates will have an advanced degree (PhD, PE) and years of experience as a mechanical engineer, biochemical/chemical engineer, gas engineer, or renewable energy and other alternative fuels. Further experience or areas of expertise for a bioenergy expert witness candidate may include chemical plant management, fire investigation, or additional experience with biodiesel, crude oil, green energy, and petroleum. Biofuel expert witnesses may be members of professional organizations such as Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) or the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABA).

What types of cases require a biofuel expert witness?

Biofuels expert witnesses can provide litigation support for matter related to product liability cases involving mechanical failure analysis. A biofuel expert witness can analyze products or methodologies to determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. An expert in biofuel could also be called in on breach of contract disputes, business valuationeconomic damagefraud and misrepresentation, and supply chain issues. A biofuel expert witness might also provide testimony in a torts matter like an accident investigation. A biofuel specialist could also be called in to consult on technical issues, which could require forensic engineering work. Matters requiring biofuels expert witness services may involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, copyright, or trade secret disputes. Cases may be civil or criminal and require not only biofuel expertise, but the ability to communicate findings to juries for ease of understanding.

What litigation support work might a biofuel expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a biofuel expert witness could include research and authoring expert reports, perform site visits, provide expert opinions, forensic engineering analyses, accident reconstructions, deposition testimony, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek a biofuel expert for pre-litigation consulting work related to the production of biofuels through the fermentation process, used vegetable oils, or other sources of biomass/biomaterials.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a biofuel expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Cahn Litigation Services knows Biofuel expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.