Technology. Markets. Knowhow
.. about conceptualisation or operating of biorefineries that produce and sell furfural (a biobased chemical), its many by-products, ethanol or butanol and energy?
DalinYebo (Xhosa): Wealth Creation
Innovative Minds: Converting Biomass to Chemicals and Energy
WHAT we DO
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
About our History and Awards
Our business starts before and extends beyond the life cycle of a project
Biomass suitable feedstock for bio-based chemicals
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
Our Perspective on Busines is GREEN
News and Views
Our own and 3rd party publications/topics (that we find of interest)
The EnzOx2 Project is a Research & Innovation Action funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, ... ... a Public-Private Partnership between the EU (under H2020 framework programme) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Twelve participants from five...read more
The avocadofurans are a family of natural products isolated from avocado (Persia)read more
Furfural imparts a characteristic variously described as grainy, biscuity, or almond-like. Nosing whiskey isn’t just an art, but a science  While it’s probably true that many self-proclaimed experts are really hacks who’ve learned a lot of fancy vocabulary, nosing...read more
Agricultural waste, cow dung, was used as feedstock for the production of a high value–added chemical levulinic acid (LA).read more
Coproduction of Furfural and Easily Hydrolyzable Residue from Sugar Cane Bagasse in the MTHF/Aqueous Biphasic System: Influence of Acid Species, NaCl Addition, and MTHFResearchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences...
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,...
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...
Increasing penetration of furfural derivatives in various industry level application markets are driving solid growth.
Eco-friendly and affordable rocketfuel blends to replace currently used toxic fuels. Indian researchers  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...