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.
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.


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Most importantly, over the 20 years that our team has worked together, we have made mistakes and learnt from them.

Technology Scope


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




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.

Furfural-based Bioresins for Fiber-reinforced Bioplastics

Poly(Furfuryl Alcohol), PFA, is obtained from a condensation polymerisation of furfuryl alcohol (FA).
FA is made from furfural.

Master Key: Unlocking Furfural’s Potential

DalinYebo has developed the ‘master key’: We assist with technology and provide insight to the global furfural business.

Applied Knowhow

Engineering that has worked for 90 years.


Connecting the many “dots” of bio-based value chains.

About Biomass

During our 10 years of furfural process R&D, we tested and characterised a large variety of (solid or/and liquid) biomass sources for their handling and processing characteristics.


A methodology in support of conventional investment risk assessments for the bio-based industry.


The µ-BioRefinery™ is a downscaled adaptation of the GreenEnergyPark™ concept.


The core of the GreenEnergyPark is an off-grid power island and biorefinery.


Invest in products derived from sun, water and soil and its people who farm the land.

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