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Our Modus Operandi

Growing the Bioeconomy


We provide proprietary knowhow on the manufacture of furfural, globally. We develop and implement projects using fit-for-purpose biomass-processing technologies and offer complete business solutions for all aspects of the entire “biomass to market” value chain (from the field to the customer).

Growing the Bioeconomy Markets


DalinYebo Trading and Development (Pty) Ltd provides our business developments with the marketing and sales organisation for their furfural and furfural by-products.

Providing Knowhow to grow the Bioeconomy


Since 1998, we have been active in developing businesses that are based on the conversion of biomass to products and energy that are alternatives to oil or coal-derived materials. We have since then acquired vast amounts of knowhow.

Bioeconomy Connections

Connecting The Dots

DalinYebo has developed and commercialised technology for the production of furfural from a variety of feedstock. Our team is well experienced in connecting the many “dots” to valorise biomass.

Growing the Bioeconomy (since 2001)

We are

Farmers, Plant Pathologist, Engineers, Accountants, Sugarcane and, Sweet Sorghum Growers, Paper Makers, Ethanol Brewers, Furfural Makers, Marketers, Project Finance Advisors, Communication Specialists, (Social) Entrepreneurs, etc.

Growing the Bioeconomy

How We Work

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Why we DO it

There are limitless business opportunities for everybody to participate in the bioeconomy, especially related to lignocellulosic biomass, which is the only sufficiently prevalent sustainable resource for conversion into electricity, chemicals, plastics and fuels, is the most abundant organic material in Africa …

and on earth. There is biomass on all continents, i.e. it is not restricted to certain regions or countries.

Reason one

Biomass is composed of four (five) major components: cellulose, hemicellulose, (sugars,) lignin and water.

Biomass is a feedstock for chemicals and energy. It is organic material that has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy and at the same time converted CO2 into oxygen. 

Reason two

Biomass is readily available as a residue of agricultural (food) production or forestry. Biomass presents a local business opportunity.

Our business is to convert Biomass into chemicals and/or energy/electricity.

Still not convinced? Here is another one:

Reason three

Oil or coal is fossilised biomass. So why not use it fresh?

Growing the Bioeconomy

Biomass-based, rural Economy Hub

Bioeconomy in Action


Smart biomass (agricultural/forest residues) conversions to energy, chemicals and commercial products.

Innovative Minds – Growing the Bioeconomy

Building The Future based on (over 20 Years) of Experience

We share with our clients our experience in the developing viable bioeconomic businesses. It started in 1998, when we were asked the question “What else can you make from a stick of sugar cane, besides sugar, molasses and steam?”

Growing the Bioeconomy

Excellence And Innovation Built Into Every Aspect of Our Business

Our approach has not changed:

The Gold Medal Award is granted for outstanding achievement in chemical engineering or process technology in its broadest definition. Unusually competent technical design and execution carried out essentially within Southern Africa, including commercial implementation and with at least an element of innovation, are the main criteria. As engineering is largely a team effort, the award is more likely to be made to a group, though not necessarily so.

µ-BioRefinery™ grows the Bioeconomy

Bring biorefining closer to the Biomass

in propinquitatem ad biomas

The µ-BioRefinery™ is a downscaled adaptation of the GreenEnergyPark™ concept. It takes biorefining to communities and/or smaller farming enterprises (±2,000 to 10,000ha).

Growing the Bioeconomy

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How Green is Biomass?

It is very green, as long as you turn it into value-added products (like furfural or Hydrogen/Biochar), as opposed to just burning it!

Initial Platform Chemicals (IPCs) from Lignocellulose

100 years ago, the first commercial production of furfural started in the USA.

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(Furfural) Biorefinery 101: Start Simpler

Keep it simple! Making furfural is not rocket science.
It’s all about the integrating furfural production into the mass and energy balance of a pulp or sugar mill,

How About Introducing BreakdownPEF?

How About Introducing BreakdownPEF?

However, bio-degradation of PET will result in breakdown products such as methane or (at best, if methane is recovered/converted to) CO2, the so called Greenhouse Gases, which in this case a derived from oil.

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