Sappi announced further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural (Image: thepaperstory.co.za, Sappi Ngodwana).
Pulp Mills are an ideal source of large amounts of ‘free pentoses’, from which furfural is made.
Finally , the paper industry is moving into the furfural biorefining space. Great News!
Financing the Development & Commercialisation of Novel Biorefining Technology: The Furfural Case (from Lab-bench to US$30million Commercial Plants & IP Sale)
La Belle au bois dormant (“The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods”).
Hot compression moulded natural-fibre-reinforced composites
Natural Fibres + Poly(Furfurly Alcohol)= Light weight structural panels
Opening the gates to the world of furfural
A complimentary alternative to the current gatekeepers
1922 – 2012: 90 Years Of Furfural Production
Fundamentally the plants have not changed – We made them more efficient.