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Palm Biomass to Furfural

Palm Biomass to Furfural

Date palm trees produce huge amount of agricultural wastes in the form of dry leaves, stems, pits, seeds etc.  (Image:

DalinYebo has found palm residues to be a suitable feedstock for furfural production!


Pulp Miller’s Strategy: Integrate Biochemicals (Furfural)

Pulp Miller’s Strategy: Integrate Biochemicals (Furfural)

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:, Sappi Ngodwana).

Pulp Mills are an ideal source of large amounts of ‘free pentoses’, from which furfural is made.

Finally [1], the paper industry is moving into the furfural biorefining space. Great News!


Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

Research Success Story about EnzOx2 (Image:

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 European countries will join efforts for the sustainable production of chemical building blocks and other added value products from plant biomass using enzymatic technologies. (more…)

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