John Kaweske & Associates is an independent biodiesel consulting firm that has built its reputation one client at a time. As a biodiesel innovator since 2004, John Kaweske has acquired a wealth of expertise, strategic insight, and technical knowledge that assists clients assess the best overall plan for their biodiesel facility.
What Biofuel Companies Need
Engineering & Plant Services
Engineering expertise is critical in a maturing industry like biodiesel. John Kaweske works with with some of the most experienced personnel in the field today, capable of improving the use of your current technologies or providing assistance in updating your technologies and practices. John’s knowledge of biodiesel production technologies and patents can help you gain a technological advantage in this increasingly competitive market.
John Kaweske has evaluated biodiesel facilities for more than a decade. His unique knowledge of the feedstock coupled with the technical and marketing aspects of the business enables him to develop a financial model that is both accurate and insightful to proposed plants. Existing plants can gain valuable benchmarking information, making them much more competitive in the marketplace. John Kaweske’s models have received funding by well-known lending institutions and rating agencies for integrated and stand-alone facilities.
Successful biodiesel marketing is site-specific. The renewable fuel industry competes in a complex, well-established fuel industry. Market studies should reflect the opportunities and challenges that exist in the real world, including price, quality and regulatory issues. Understanding the industry and market participants can make or break a companies chances at success. John Kaweske helps producers get the most out of their product and co-product values and links producers with key strategic partners for long-term success.
Market & Feasability Studies
Financial Modeling & Feedstock Procurement
Engineering Technology & Practices
Safety & Logistics
What John Kaweske Can Provide
Few people have founded, built, and successfully operated a large-scale biodiesel facility. John Kaweske has built a fully licensed facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Bio Clean Energy) operating under the strictest international guidelines. John Kaweske & Associates has provided biodiesel consulting services for more than a decade, from feasibility analysis to on-site technical support and independent engineering reviews. Our team comprises the most trusted and experienced consultants in the industry. John Kaweske provides critical support services such as feedstock and marketing assistance, technical support, market expertise. The experience we have gained over more than a decade of operating and providing plant services allow us to provide valuable assistance to biodiesel producers around the world.
At John Kaweske & Associates, we provide services to facilitate clarity for investment in your business. We provide in-depth market studies that allow full visibility using up-to-date information and experience-based projections. We also have facilitated several off-take agreements to provide assurance of your product’s sales and returns. Our expertise covers the entire spectrum of biodiesel feedstock procurement. We understand the dynamics of the biodiesel industry and the important role that feedstock procurement plays in plant profitability.
Process Safety Management Program
In a rapidly developing industry like biodiesel, he absolute necessity of a Process Safety Management (PSM) program is often times overlooked. Simple mistakes have caused serious injury or even death too many times in this industry. As the industry matures, it’s increasingly important to take all the necessary steps to ensure personnel safety. Even incredibly intelligent individuals make simple errors caused by process safety ignorance. Please take the time to evaluate your Process Safety Management program or inquire as to how John Kaweske & Associates can help in this incredibly important part of the business. Our fully developed PSM program is created internally and customized to your plant.
John Kaweske conducts comprehensive feasibility studies based upon USDA feasibility study guidelines. There are five different categories to evaluate for an acceptable feasibility study. These include, but are not limited to:
· Economic feasibility
· Market feasibility
· Technical feasibility
· Financial feasibility
· Management feasibility
Feasibility studies for new plants are the most important step you will ever take, not only because they help you make “Go, No-Go” decisions, but comprehensive studies also provide tremendous business insight to prospective plant operators.
Feedstock Procurement and Analysis
John Kaweske & Associates will optimize your processes for feedstock procurement and logistics management. From early planning to execution and follow up, we will identify the lowest cost feedstock, develop a feedstock procurement plan, and execute it utilizing the knowledge of procurement experts.