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.. about conceptualisation or operating of biorefineries that produce and sell furfural (a biobased chemical), its many by-products, ethanol or butanol and energy?

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DalinYebo (Xhosa): Wealth Creation

Innovative Minds: Converting Biomass to Chemicals and Energy


We provide practical solutions that add value to lignocellulosic biomass (pulp mill liquor, cellulosic hydrolysate, sugarcane bagasse, sunflower husks, oat hulls, corncobs, etc.).


DalinYebo is an independent group of companies that 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).



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



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.


Connecting The Dots

Since 2001

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.

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 already as a residue of agricultural (food) production or from forestry. Biomass presents a local business opportunity.

Our business is to convert it 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?

How we Work

Have a look at our project profiles and related information.

Since 1998

About our History and Awards

Our Projects

Our business starts before and extends beyond the life cycle of a project

About Biomass

Biomass suitable feedstock for bio-based chemicals

About Furfural

Furfural is one of the oldest chemicals made from biomass.


Simple and profitable applications: Transform biomass to energy and/or chemicals.


in propinquitatem ad biomas – Bringing biorefining closer to the biomass


Creating Value Chains for Biomass

Green Focus

Our Perspective on Busines is GREEN

News and Views

Our own and 3rd party publications/topics (that we find of interest)

Whiskey Science: Smell the Furfural

Furfural imparts a characteristic variously described as grainy, biscuity, or almond-like. Nosing whiskey isn’t just an art, but a science [1] While it’s probably true that many self-proclaimed experts are really hacks who’ve learned a lot of fancy vocabulary, nosing...

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Furfural-based Binder for Composite Construction Materials

Furfural-based Binder for Composite Construction Materials

Researchers at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) found that a furfural-based binder offers low-cost surface protection solutions for: construction industry: irrigation and drainage construction. protection of galvanic,...

How to Turn a Corncob into Plastic Bottles

How to Turn a Corncob into Plastic Bottles

All you need is a Cob and CO2 to make Plastic Bottles. This article is an update to a previous article: "Plastic Bottles from Carbon Dioxide and a Furfural Derivative" Most of the 270 billion plastic bottles used in the U.S. each year are derived from petroleum. And...

Furfural Market on the Move: Double Digit Growth

Furfural Market on the Move: Double Digit Growth

  Independent analysts seem to agree with DalinYebo's view on the furfural market: Rising demand for chemical feedstock that is compatible with pharmaceutical applications and other industries has fueled the growth of the market for bio-based chemicals. BCC...

A Renaissance: Furfural for Rocket Fuel

A Renaissance: Furfural for Rocket Fuel

Eco-friendly and affordable rocketfuel blends to replace currently used toxic fuels. Indian researchers [1] investigated furfuryl alcohol ("FA", a furfural derivative) blends with ionic liquids ("ILs") as a basis for an eco-friendly rocket fuel. ILs are a suitable...

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