4 Platforms: Sugarcane/Sorghum, Ag.-Residues, Cellulosic/Pulp and Bio-digestion
Most biorefineries define “the purpose of pretreatment is to destroy the structure of cellulosic biomass plant cell walls and make cellulose more accessible to the subsequent process“. A variety of schemes have been developed, but none of them specifically targets the recovery of the hemicellulose (and the lignins) at that stage. In contrast, DalinYebo’s sole interest is the conversion of the pentosans, i.e. the majority of the hemicelluloses, into value added chemicals, thus removing them from the biomass. The resulting residue is then available for downstream processing and can be conditioned for specific applications.
Turning (perceived) Costs into Revenue
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References: Zhaohui Tong, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.