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Bioeconomy Consultants


Technology. Markets. Knowhow


DalinYebo is an independent group of companies that offer practical solutions that add value to lignocellulosic biomass (pulp mill liquor, cellulosic hydrolysate, forestry residues, sugarcane bagasse, sunflower husks, oat hulls, corncobs, etc.).


We 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.


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.

How we Work

Have a look at our project profiles and related information.

Since 1998

About our History and Awards

Our Projects

Our business starts before and extends beyond the life cycle of a project

About Biomass

Biomass suitable feedstock for bio-based chemicals

About Furfural

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

Green Focus

Our Perspective on Busines is GREEN

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.

Reason one

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. 

Reason two

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 Biomass into chemicals and/or energy/electricity.

Still not convinced? Here is another one:

Reason three

Oil or coal is fossilised biomass. So why not use it fresh?

News and Views

Our own and 3rd party publications/topics (that we find of interest)

Furfural is THE Biobased Platform Chemical

Furfural is THE Biobased Platform Chemical

Furfural chemistry is one of the oldest biomass-derived platforms for synthetic products like resins, plastics, polymers, etc. DalinYebo's Insight: The publication "Furfural: A Promising Platform Compound for Sustainable Production of C4 and C5 Chemicals" [1] refers:...

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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. | It’s chemical composition is suitable to make furfural.

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Bioenergy crops could store more carbon in soil

Bioenergy crops could store more carbon in soil

In addition to providing renewable energy, grass crops like switchgrass and miscanthus could store some of the carbon they pull from the atmosphere in the soil. This is reported in a study by University of Illinois researchers. Bioenergy crops like miscanthus,...

Whiskey Science: Smell the Furfural

Whiskey Science: Smell the Furfural

Furfural imparts a characteristic variously described as grainy, biscuity, or almond-like. Nosing whiskey isn’t just an art, but a science [1] While it’s probably true that many self-proclaimed experts are really hacks who’ve learned a lot of fancy vocabulary, nosing...

Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung

Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung

Agricultural waste, cow dung, was used as feedstock for the production of a high value–added chemical levulinic acid (LA).

Two More Factsheets: Biobased Products

Two More Factsheets: Biobased Products

There are already a wide range of commercially available bio-based products on the market offering a diverse range of functionalities. Why should the public sector purchase them?

Questions ..

.. about conceptualisation or operating of biorefineries that produce and sell furfural (a biobased chemical), its many by-products, ethanol or butanol and energy?

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    Westway Office Park

    3635, South Africa

    +27 87 353 9809

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