Our (biobased) Business

DalinYebo provides access to and information about the markets for Furfural and its many By-products.

Biomass Co-Harvesting of Corncobs

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

DalinYebo’s business ranges from conceptualisation to operating of bio-refineries that produce and sell furfural, its many by-products and energy. Besides multidisciplinary technical and project implementation expertise, we also undertake all activities from product market studies to global sales.

 The company uses a combination of the most efficient, proprietary (own and 3rd party) biomass-to-chemical-and-energy conversion technologies, resulting in sustainable reduction in operating costs.

 Since 2001, DalinYebo has created a global niche market for its products with exceptional growth prospects.

 Our business is about the conversion of bio-carbon to commercial chemicals and energy.

 Our key to sustainability is the complete conversion of biologically captured energy (from the sun), which infers using all the organic components of agricultural by-products or crops, such as sugars, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin and metabolites derived therefrom to produce chemicals through unit processes that we’ll invent or apply.

 The remaining residue from such process will be converted to energy products (steam, electricity, ethanol, etc.) and so we provide substitute products, which are NOT derived from fossil carbon (i.e. coal/oil/gas).

For DalinYebo to engage in business or project opportunities, there has to be a favourable chance that water management, pollution and poverty alleviation are as much a future beneficiary of the consequence of our actions as is the profitability of our ventures.

We therefore deliver cleantech investment opportunities that create wealth (DalinYebo: Xhosa for wealth creation) for all our stakeholders.


Our Biobased Business




It’s Not Rocket Science to Add Extra Revenue to Sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

Bolt-on furfural production: Fast, low-risk and low-cost bio-refining of bagasse and trash.

Furfural-based Bioresins for Fiber-reinforced Bioplastics

Poly(Furfuryl Alcohol), PFA, is obtained from a condensation polymerisation of furfuryl alcohol (FA). FA is made from furfural.

Master Key: Unlocking Furfural’s Potential

DalinYebo has developed the ‘master key’ in that we are not only able to assist with technology, but in that we have a thorough understanding of the furfural business and maintain good relationships with all the major furfural ‘players’.

Applied Knowhow

Engineering that has worked for 90 years.


Connecting the many “dots” of bio-based value chains.

About Biomass

During our 10 years of furfural process R&D, we tested and characterised a large variety of biomass for its handling and processing characteristics. We investigated and developed solutions mainly for solid biomass, but also for liquors emanating from processing plants (e.g. pulp mills).


A methodology in support of conventional investment risk assessments for the bio-based industry.


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).

International Furan Technology

Our knowhow enables us to connect all the “dots” and provide complete technology & business solutions for the manufacture of furfural


The core of the GreenEnergyPark is a power island, connected to a bio-renewable chemicals plant, that produces the energy for a variety of off-grid or grid-connected uses.

PO Box 2737

Westway Office Park

3635, South Africa


+27 87 353 9809

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