Chemical Consulting: Technology

Chemical Consulting: Technology assists clients with critical technology decisions. These decisions often hold the potential to drive portfolio optimization, involve heavy capital expenditures or affect the outcome of a proposed merger or acquisition.
Client Challenges

Engineers and technology managers depend on our technology consulting practice to perform rigorous analysis for high-value investments and other transactions. Whether you are involved in the selection, design, commercialization or construction of a technology-related process or product, we can help you devise an intelligent response to these types of challenges:

Capital Expenditures

  • Should we underwrite a plant? What technology risks are involved? Is it economically feasible?
  • How do we go to market with this new technology? Which markets and market segments do we target?
  • Is there a patent for this technology? Can you help us with the process for obtaining one?
  • How do we find an independent technical consultant to provide support from pre-feasibility studies to the post-completion audit?

M&A and Divestment

  • Where do we obtain technical due diligence for an asset exchange transfer transaction? For a financial transaction?
  • What are the current and long-term outlooks for this technology’s competitiveness?

Technology Portfolio Optimization

  • What is the latest R&D on a particular technology?
  • Where can we obtain a licensing review to support our negotiations?
  • Are there technology opportunities available to us through a merger or acquisition?
  • Where can we obtain proof-of-concept analysis? Expert witness testimony for litigation?
  • What are the commercial opportunities for our technologies?

Our consultants leverage the data and insight of our Process Economics Program (PEP), Carbon Footprint Initiative, Cost Curve Analysis and other cutting-edge technology research programs to address your most complex questions through these types of solutions:

  • Process technology analysis and planning
  • Technological competitiveness analysis
  • Patent research and review
  • Proof-of-concept analysis
  • Commercialization and fair market valuation of new technologies
  • Licensing review and negotiation support
  • Analysis of competitive positioning and technical screening, evaluation, selection support of licensed and proprietary processes
  • Review of technology conformance with equator principles
  • Evaluation of commercial opportunities and markets for technologies and catalysts
  • Independent engineering review for pre-financing EPC, constructability review, construction monitoring, process guarantees and test runs, post-completion monitoring
  • Industry-expert analysis and witness services
  • Technology M&A opportunity screening, transaction and due diligence
  • Technology assessments for independent engineering engagements
  • Technology screening for sponsors in new project development

Customer Stories


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