Combined Blogs

(Furfural) Biorefinery 101: Start Simpler

Keep it simple! Making furfural is not rocket science. It’s all about the integrating furfural production into the mass and energy balance of a pulp or sugar mill,

FDCA to PEF (Polyethylene Furanoate): A Production Cost Analysis

The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce PEF was about $2,700/ton in Q2 2015.

How About Introducing BreakdownPEF?

A Cradle to an End-of-Life Solution for Billions of Plastic Containers The article "LVF Introduces BreakdownPET, an End-of-Life Solution for Billions of Plastic Containers" [1] gave rise to the tile and headline of this post and our commentary.   DalinYebo...

1, 4-Butanediol (BDO) market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2018-2025

Why not from furfural? 1,4 butanediol, commonly known as BDO has been made in the past from furfural.

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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: bioenergyconsult.com)

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

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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: thepaperstory.co.za, 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!

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Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

Research Success Story about EnzOx2 (Image: enzox2.eu).

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. read more…

Avocado Furan: Natural Insecticide

Avocado Furan: Natural Insecticide



Avocadofurans are new nontoxic insecticides which would be effective against common crop insect pest.



Avocadofurans are new nontoxic insecticides which would be effective against common crop insect pest.

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