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

 

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Add More Value to sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

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Benefit from the growing demand for biobased chemicals

The furfural industry is the oldest bio-based chemicals business (Furfural was discovered in the 19th century and has been commercially made since 1922!). Today, furfural is regarded as one of the top 30 building blocks for bio-based chemistry (e.g. used in and for plastics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, ag-chem., fuels, etc.) ..

SEE: "Add More Value to .."

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Furfural from Bagasse: Diversification & Additional Revenue

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Furfural has been made from bagasse since the 1950's

The world's largest furfural factories use bagasse as feedstock (see presentation on the "Furfural from Bagasse .." site). We view furfural as an alternate revenue stream either in lieu of electricity production or as an appendix to electricity co-generation. Furfural can be a very viable diversification alternative and integrates into new or existing sugar mills, whether they make ethanol, sugar or both ..

SEE: "Furfural from Bagasse: Diversification & ..."

 

Adding Value to Biomass

DalinYebo, which means "Wealth Creation" (Xhosa) was founded in 2001 to trade and develop new furfural production with the support of International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd (a wholly owned DalinYebo subsidiary). Our collective knowhow enables us to provide complete technology & business solutions for the manufacture of furfural:

For owners of biomass we offer technology and market access, creating investment opportunities in the cleantech space. Contact us to discuss the potential your biomass has for the production of furfural.

For the agri (Biomass) processing, sugar, pulp & paper, etc. industries, we provide knowhow and technology to convert (residual) biomass to chemicals and energy.

  • Biorenewable Chemicals
  • Biomass
  • Trash
  • Bagasse
  • Furfural...

Source:  http://www.dalinyebo.com/item/1229-it-s-not-rocket-science-to-add-extra-revenue-to-sugarcane-bagasse-trash

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

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

 

Also See

1

Add More Value to sugarcane Bagasse (& Trash)

image

Benefit from the growing demand for biobased chemicals

The furfural industry is the oldest bio-based chemicals business (Furfural was discovered in the 19th century and has been commercially made since 1922!). Today, furfural is regarded as one of the top 30 building blocks for bio-based chemistry (e.g. used in and for plastics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, ag-chem., fuels, etc.) ..

SEE: "Add More Value to .."

2

Furfural from Bagasse: Diversification & Additional Revenue

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Furfural has been made from bagasse since the 1950's

The world's largest furfural factories use bagasse as feedstock (see presentation on the "Furfural from Bagasse .." site). We view furfural as an alternate revenue stream either in lieu of electricity production or as an appendix to electricity co-generation. Furfural can be a very viable diversification alternative and integrates into new or existing sugar mills, whether they make ethanol, sugar or both ..

SEE: "Furfural from Bagasse: Diversification & ..."

Downloads

Poster

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Concept Proposal (for registered users)

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Adding Value to Biomass

DalinYebo, which means "Wealth Creation" (Xhosa) was founded in 2001 to trade and develop new furfural production with the support of International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd (a wholly owned DalinYebo subsidiary). Our collective knowhow enables us to provide complete technology & business solutions for the manufacture of furfural:

For owners of biomass we offer technology and market access, creating investment opportunities in the cleantech space. Contact us to discuss the potential your biomass has for the production of furfural.

For the agri (Biomass) processing, sugar, pulp & paper, etc. industries, we provide knowhow and technology to convert (residual) biomass to chemicals and energy.

  • Biorenewable Chemicals
  • Biomass
  • Trash
  • Bagasse
  • Furfural...

Source:  http://dalinyebo.com/item/1229-it-s-not-rocket-science-to-add-extra-revenue-to-sugarcane-bagasse-trash

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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 business (Furfural was discovered in the 19th century and has been commercially made since 1922!). Today, furfural is regarded as one of the top 30 building blocks for bio-based chemistry (e.g. used in and for plastics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, ag-chem., fuels, etc.

Our Observation: Traditional Industries Are Missing Out!

Since 1999, billions of dollars have been successfully invested in the development of new biobased industries (biorefineries & biobased products), which already have created millions of new jobs (and profits!). The global sugar and pulp & paper industries operate some of the oldest biorefineries, but they have (in our humble opinion) shied away from leading any of these developments (from the front), even though they have plenty of the most important biorefining ingredient at their disposition: BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK.

On the other side, some of the most profitable furfural production units are integrated into a sugar or a pulp mill, but there have been no significant investment in that sector since the 1980s. One of hte explanations is that furfural production from bagasse is a "profitable" business and that is one of the best kept secrets which was independently validated as part of an MBA program by a German univeristy. 

"Furfural" is a lucrative niche market and it is growing. We started technology development in 1998. Since 2001, DalinYebo has been facilitating access to these markets and supported corporations that are interested in diversifying into or building a new bio-based chemicals business platform. Basically, we are able to connect all the missing dots to create a sustainable, bio-based revenue stream for sugar and pulp millers.

Furfural production is also an ideal addition to an existing electricity co-generation plant, as it optimises the use of waste-energy and improves the calorific value of the biomass used for co-generation (by >5%). Integration of furfural production into an existing mill adds additional value to bagasse (and trash!) and, like one our clients quite correctly observed, ..

.. it's not rocket science!

It is about a smart M&E Balance integration and how to get the furfural into the markets!

Furfural from bagasse offers a
50%    Higher
Income

than from electricity generation.


Have a look at the poster below or allow us to engage with you with the view of making you a proposal on the development of a furfural business.

 

 

Downloads

Poster

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Concept Proposal (for registered users)

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Adding Value to Biomass

DalinYebo, which means "Wealth Creation" (Xhosa) was founded in 2001 to trade and develop new furfural production with the support of International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd (a wholly owned DalinYebo subsidiary). Our collective knowhow enables us to provide complete technology & business solutions for the manufacture of furfural:

For owners of biomass we offer technology and market access, creating investment opportunities in the cleantech space. Contact us to discuss the potential your biomass has for the production of furfural.

For the agri (Biomass) processing, sugar, pulp & paper, etc. industries, we provide knowhow and technology to convert (residual) biomass to chemicals and energy.

competent & talented professionals • strong technology core

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International Furan Technology ("IFT") has solid technical expertise in the bio-renewables space. Since the 1970/80s, its engineers, scientists and project professionals have been involved in the biomass-based chemical industry (furfural/sugar, ethanol, pulp & paper, etc.) and in electricity generation from direct combustion.  Their experience covers R&D, production and projects and we operate globally (e.g. Africa, India, Australia, South and Central America, USA/Canada, Switzerland, Emirates, China and Russia).

 

  • Furfural
  • Bagasse
  • Trash
  • Biomass
  • Biorenewable Chemicals...

Source:  http://www.dalinyebo.com/item/1228-add-more-value-to-sugarcane-bagasse-trash

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Furfural and CO2 as Building Blocks for Bioplastics

We have previously highlighted that bio-renewable PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is an alternate and green plastic for soft drink bottles: PEF is made from ethylene glycol and FDCA (furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid). As with most furfural derivatives, the chemistry is very old (and forgotten?): FDCA was first obtained in 1876 and is derived from furoic acid, which was first described in 1780. FDCA is one of 12 priority chemicals for establishing the “green” chemistry industry of the future, according to the US Department of Energy.  

DalinYebo's Comment: What a brilliant pathway, to use CO2 and a furfural derivative, which is made from non-food agricultural residues, instead of food-based feedstock!

Stanford Report, March 9, 2016

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items currently made from petroleum. "Our goal is to replace petroleum-derived products with plastic made from CO2 ..."

Many plastic products today are made from a polymer called polyethylene terephthalate (PET), also known as polyester. Worldwide, about 50 million tons of PET are produced each year for items such as fabrics, electronics, recyclable beverage containers and personal-care products. 

Reference:

news.stanford.edu

  • PET
  • Furoic Acid
  • Furfural
  • Bioplastics
  • FDCA
  • PEF
  • Biorenewable Chemicals...

Source:  http://www.dalinyebo.com/item/1227-plastic-bottles-from-carbon-dioxide-and-a-furfural-derivative

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Blended Biomass allows more Bagasse as Feedstock for Furfural! 

A report on blended biomass for cogeneration, by Amaury Perez Sanchez: Cuba, like other countries with few fossil energy resources, has used biomass to fuel its industrial processes for decades. More recently, it has worked to improve efficiency and increase the role that these plants play in supplying grid power.

DalinYebo's Comment: Using sugarcane bagasse for electricity cogeneration is a well established practise. A recent reports suggestions blended biomass for co-firing of additional 'waste' biomass in a sugar mill. However, bagasse, in our humble opinion, is a more valuable biomass feedstock for fuels, chemicals, paper, feed etc., than just another fuel source. Supplying a bagasse-fired boiler with a biomass blend is a first step in releasing this value, as it would make more bagasse available for the production of furfural. The Biomass.Market™ platform helps sugar millers in managing the supply of additional, blended biomass .

The sugarcane agribusiness has supported the Cuban economy for decades, and nowadays it plays an important role in the rapid development and growth of the country’s internal and external markets. Today, sugarcane biomass constitutes the energy source with highest potential in the medium to long term, as Cuba is an agricultural country with a sugarcane industry that generates millions of tons per year of high-energy-value residues.

However, the once-strong Cuban sugar industry, which was capable of producing up to eight million tons of sugar per year, hit the bottom in 2009–2010 when total sugar production tumbled to 1.1 million metric tons (mt), the lowest level in 105 years. The situation is beginning to improve, and the administration is taking some important measures to boost efficiency and increase production. ...

 

Read the full report @ Bagasse and Blended Biomass Cogeneration Advances (Cuban Example) | Biomass Blog

 For a related article, see www.ipsnews.net.

 

  • Bagasse
  • Biobased Energy
  • Blended Biomass
  • Cogeneration
  • Green Electricity
  • Biomass.Market™...

Source:  http://www.dalinyebo.com/item/1226-bagasse-and-blended-biomass-cogeneration

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