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Concept → Project → Venture



Emerging Biofuels





Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy

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Sixth Element works with its clients

to prepare for the investment community

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Sixth Element helps create small businesses

Consulting for emerging biofuels and Indigenous forest-bioeconomy projects
Investor-grade 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. 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, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Consulting Services

include investor-grade pro forma design and analysis, feasibility studies and business plans, technology/venture vetting and audits (see Projects for recent studies).  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.