agribusiness and natural resources

Natural Resources

CRA is at the forefront of applying economic principles and analysis to the natural resources sector. Our experts have considerable experience in commodity and market outlook analysis; competition in input and output markets; and technology appraisals and R&D assessment. CRA also offers expertise in business management, with particular skills in the preparation of feasibility studies, business plans, and implementation strategies.  Our approach is built on a solid understanding of the economic fundamentals of our client’s business and industry position. We help clients sort through complex market, competitive, and economic issues to enhance or reshape both corporate and business strategies.

In litigation matters. we combine our insider’s grasp of the dynamic business environment in which metals and materials companies operate with precise, accurate analysis of the economic aspects of disputes. The support we provide is based on more than 30 years of consulting and litigation experience in mining, metals, and materials.

CRA’s experts have also helped shape public policy in the natural resources sectors, both from inside and outside government. We help clients demonstrate the economic implications of policy alternatives, calculate the costs and benefits of new technologies, and quantify the impact of proposed legislative or regulatory changes. One of CRA’s particular strengths is our ability to translate complex technical results into language easily understood by a diverse audience of stakeholders. We have significant experience helping firms respond to government regulatory policies and preparing them for litigation.



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    Forensic Accounting
    We were engaged by counsel to serve as an expert in a post-acquisition dispute involving two large metallurgical coal mines in the Appellation region. We were...
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  • 02
    Transaction advisory for cellulosic ethanol technology
    A CRA expert was retained to advise an ethanol producer on a commercialization strategy for a newly developed patented cellulosic ethanol process technology it...
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  • 03
    Estimate of costs of various segments of the US mining industry
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with its mandate under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), asked CRA to estimate the...
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