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Sunflower Husks: A Ppentosan-rich Agricultural Residue

Furfural from Sunflower Husks.

Over the years, our R&D team at International Furan Technology (“IFT“) evaluated sunflower husks as a feedstock for furfural production and determined that they have a ..

.. high pentosan content, are easily processed..

.. and its residues are a very good fuel for steam generation. We trust that the articles and links below provide an insight in the business opportunity that exists for the beneficiation of sunflower husks.

NB: Only a small percentage of the husks is used to make furfural. The resulting residue has a higher calorific value than the husks and is used as fuel for a CHP plant.

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The background information document includes an economic evaluation, with and without CHP (see “Furfural & CHP“) integration as well as a market outline. Available under NDA: {phocadownload view=file|id=47}

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This article is part of a series on “biomass for furfural” production, which provides our clients with updates and analysis on the fundamentals and competitiveness of a variety of feedstock.

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