Technology

We provide viable and practical solutions, e.g. by recovering the hemicellulose for furfural production, which then leaves the remaining lignocellulose for conversion into energy products, such as electricity, steam or ethanol.

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Complete beneficiation of cellulosic material.

The essential technical challenge facing us, and the world in general, is the complete beneficiation of cellulosic material. We strive to provide viable and practical solution. Therefore, DalinYebo’s technology knowhow extends beyond optimising/maximising only the technical aspects.

  For years we have operated pilot plants, situated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We didn’t only developed new knowhow, but we were also able to verify ‘old’ theories and observations that were made over the decades by different plant operators.

  We have developed and commercialised IP.

  We have received prestigious awards and recognition.

  On the one hand we have scaled-up processes and managed designs of multi-disciplinary projects.

  On the other hand, we make use of this know-how to scale-down industrial size processes, by making use of reverse-engineering principles (e.g. for the µ-BioRefinery™)

  Our team is supported by an extensive global network of specialists.

Most importantly, over the 13 years that our team has worked together, we have made mistakes and learnt form them.

  March 2014

Our background and access to inventions and developments give us the tools for smart implementation of industrial processes to convert bio-resources into energy and chemicals. In the first instance we focus on the Complete Conversion of Carbon to Commercial Chemicals, aka ‘C5’ and energy. C5 infers using all the organic components of agricultural by-products or crops, such as sugars, cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin and metabolites derived therefrom to produce chemicals through unit processes that it will invent or apply. Only the remaining residue from such process will be converted to energy (steam/electricity).

Our Biobased Business

 

 

 

Biomass Gallery

A variety of lignocellulosic biomass that we have tested over the years as feedstock for furfural production

What is Poly(furfuryl) alcohol?

An ACS[Publication describes it as follows: “Poly(furfuryl alcohol) (PFA) is a thermally cross-linked polymer that is synthesized from furfuryl alcohol (FA) derived from renewable saccharidic resources”.

Furfural Market – FA Report (2016)

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It’s Not Rocket Science to Add Extra Revenue to Sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

Bolt-on furfural production: Fast, low-risk and low-cost bio-refining of bagasse and trash.

Does the co-harvesting of maize and cobs make business sense?

Since 2002, DalinYebo Trading and Development (“DalinYebo”) has been looking for supplies of corncobs to make biorenewable chemicals

A Truly Biobased TPA For PET

Biobased terephthalic acid (TPA) for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Although beverage companies like Coca-Cola Ltd. have adopted biobased-PET since 2009, they use petroleum based TPA and therefore the PET's percentage biomass carbon content is a mere 20%. In a...

Sweet Sorghum

Sweet Sorghum is a native of Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. It is a drought-resistant, heat-tolerant member of the grass grass family. Nowadays, it is grown on all the continents (except Antarctica), as well as in northern hemisphere countries.

The Pricing of Furfural (in China)

It's complicated: The Pricing of Furfural Furfural is a B2B trade and trade data is not available to market outsiders. Market production volumes and trade data is available to market researchers by analysing the import/export trade statistics, using the harmonised...

Palm Residues

Untapped potential for furfural production At DalinYebo, we evaluated palm oil extraction residues and found them to be suitable for the production of furfural, before the rest of the biomass is processed to .e.g. pellets, bio-oils, etc. Why is it not used as...

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