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Add More Value to Sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

Add More Value to Sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

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...

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Carbon Capture, Storage & Energy Saving (an idea)

Carbon Capture, Storage & Energy Saving (an idea)

Green is the New Cool! Insulation mats made form recycled PET bottles are already commercially available. They are very effective e.g. as geyser blankets or as roof insulation, are easy to install and pose no health threat. Since we covered our geysers with PET-fibre...

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Polyester From Furfural

Polyester From Furfural

Aiming for a small slice of the ±50million tpa (polyester) market. Polyester is a synthetic polymer made of purified terephthalic acid (PTA). Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has been suggested as an important renewable building block because it can substitute for...

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Unique Properties of Furfuryl Alcohol (“FA”)

Unique Properties of Furfuryl Alcohol (“FA”)

Furfuryl Alcohol's Role in the Space Shuttle Development The 1958 US Space Act stipulated that NASA's research and advancements should benefit all people. As a result, many items we now use daily are a direct result of space technology innovation (e.g....

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“Green Wood” Alternative to Tropical Hardwood

“Green Wood” Alternative to Tropical Hardwood

 Furfural is behind an environmentally-friendly alternative with similar properties to tropical hardwood. Kebony’s unique alternative to wood: Kebony, a Norwegian company,  specialises in impregnated pine and maple wood (with furfuryl alcohol), suitable for...

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Drop-in Pothole Repairs using biobased Chemicals

Drop-in Pothole Repairs using biobased Chemicals

Rapid all-weather repair systems for bomb-damaged runways, potholes, etc. Furfuryl alcohol based polymer systems were successfully used in all-weather conditions during (the Vietnam and other) wars to repair bomb-damaged runways, quickly [1]. The resulting compressive...

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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...

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Beautiful Biotechnology for Biofuels

Beautiful Biotechnology for Biofuels

µ-BioRefinery™ or n-BioRefinery™ are two of DalinYebo’s biorefining platforms that are designed for future technologies .. .. such as the one described in the the following research article below. A microbial platform for renewable propane synthesis based on a...

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California won’t list furfuryl alcohol under Prop 65

California won’t list furfuryl alcohol under Prop 65

California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it will not list furfuryl alcohol, also known as 2-furanmethanol, as a chemical known to the State to cause cancer under Proposition 65 [1]. The...

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Australia: Sugar set for ‘Energycane’ Reinvention

Australia: Sugar set for ‘Energycane’ Reinvention

Sugarcane is ideal for renewables because it is fast-growing with abundant biomass. Besides sugar and cellulose, its hemicelluloses (or the so called 5-carbon sugars, Pentoses) are an ideal feedstock to make furfural (one of the oldest bio-based chemical building blocks).

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Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

Plastics from sugar: the end to petrochemicals?

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...

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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,...

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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?

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