Sixth Element Sustainable Management


Concept → Project → Venture

Emerging Biofuels

Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy


Consulting Services on bioeconomy ventures for:
  • inventors and entrepreneurs
  • investors
  • public sector
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    Inventor/Entrepreneur Services:
  • concept planning
  • business mentoring and negotiations
  • feasibility studies and business plans
  • pro forma design and analysis
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    Investor/Public Sector Services:
  • investor due diligence
  • pro forma analysis
  • venture/technology vetting
  • Our business is consulting for emerging biofuels and Indigenous forest-bioeconomy projects.
    Our services include pro forma design and analysis, feasibility studies, and business plans.
    Our clients are entrepreneurs and investors. 

    Sixth Element

    is a “boutique” consulting firm specializing in concept planning, start-ups, and early-stage companies in the bioeconomy that do not have the senior management depth or experience. We provide C-level consulting services for inventorsentrepreneurs, investors, and public sector agencies. Sixth Element helps create small businesses.

    Managing Director

    is Dr. Gerald Kutney, Ph.D. in chemistry, who has two decades of executive experience with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises in the forest bioeconomy.  He brings the innovation of research and technology development, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship to start-ups and early-stage companies.

    Consulting Services

    include pro forma design and analysis, feasibility studies and business plans, technology/venture vetting and audits (see Projects for recent studies).  Our focus sectors are emerging biofuels and Indigenous bioeconomy ventures in the forestry sector, including lumber, logging and bioenergy. Sixth Element works with its clients to prepare for the investment community.

    What is the Sixth Element?

    The sixth element of the chemical periodic table is carbon (symbol “C”).  The replacement of fossil-fuel carbon by biofuels and related renewable carbon is an important option to fight climate change. Dr. Kutney has extensive executive experience in the renewable-carbon sector, especially related to pyrolysis, including torrefaction and biocoal, biochar, pyrolysis oil, and gasification. He has also written Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol, which examines the policy challenges for addressing climate change.