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)
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
Increasing penetration of furfural derivatives in various industry level application markets are driving solid growth.read more
Furfural is one of the oldest chemicals made from biomass. It has been commercially made since 1922 and is today recognised as one of the most import biobased chemical building blocks During a presentation of a feasibility study on the Integration of Furfural...
Furfural: A Complementary, but More Attractive By-Product Benefits There are many benefits when integrating furfural production into a sugar mill that co-generates electricity: The income per tonne of bagasse is at least 50% higher, than from electricity sales....
Furfural: Freshness Indicator of Beer (and other beverages and foods)! Beer is one of the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. The flavour of each brand is one of its most relevant quality standards. However, depending on the beer type and its...
Benefit from the growing demand for biobased chemicals All the headlines sound very similar. Like the following: "Global Bioplastics Market Growth of 29% CAGR by 2020" (www.reuters.com). DalinYebo's Comment: The furfural industry is the oldest bio-based chemicals...
Furfural and CO2 as Building Blocks for Bioplastics We have previously highlighted that bio-renewable PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is an alternate and green plastic for soft drink bottles: PEF is made from ethylene glycol and FDCA (furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid)....