Biochemical Conversion of Biomass

Biochemical conversion of biomass involves use of bacteria, microorganisms and enzymes to breakdown biomass into gaseous or liquid fuels, such as biogas or bioethanol.  The most popular biochemical technologies are anaerobic digestion (or biomethanation) and fermentation. Anaerobic digestion is …

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Why not be smarter?

(A) The biomass pretreatment does not have to be a cost (see dalinyebo.com/Paid4PreTreatmet).

(Z) In our humble opinion, it is a waste to ‘destroy’ about ±60% of the pentoses in the process of fermenting them to ethanol (see dalinyebo.com/Cellulosic-Plus).

See on www.bioenergyconsult.com, via Scoop.itFurfural and its many By-products

 

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Source:  https://dalinyebo.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/biochemical-conversion-of-biomass/

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A highly durable & sustainable wood

'Kebonisation' is a wood modification process based on furfuryl alcohol, which results in a wood that is highly durable, sustainable with the aesthetics and performance of the best tropical hardwood.

Kebonisation is available with different finishes for different applications. Kebony wood can be used outdoors (e.g. cladding, roofing, windows, decking etc.) or indoors (e.g. flooring, furniture, surfaces, etc.).

Example:

"Kebony Maple For Your Table":

More Examples:

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Also see:

Furfuryl Alcohol: Turing Softwood into Hardwood

Furfural and the Rainforest

Eco-friendly High Quality Resins (Wood Glues)

Wood

Since 2001, DalinYebo provides knowhow:

To convert biomass to value added chemical products and applications that are used in industries such as steel, wood, pharmaceutical, automotive, agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, etc.

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

For owners of biomass we offer technology and market access, creating investment opportunities in the cleantech space.

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. Contact us to discuss the economic potential of your biomass.
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Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom

Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom .. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, because of tight supplies of conventional feedstocks such as propylene, isobutylene, butadiene and isoprene.

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Bio-renewables can replace petro-chemicals. Some 65 years ago (!!), furfural was destined to be the feedstock for Nylon (see “Historic Background”: dalinyebo.com/furfural-market).

See on www.environmental-expert.com via  Scoop.itFurfural and its many By-products...

Source:  https://dalinyebo.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/bio-based-chemicals-getting-unexpected-boost-from-shale-gas-boom/

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Pharmaceuticals from Furfural

Furfural is also a building block for compounds applied as pharmaceuticals, as insecticides, as microbicides, as fungicides, and for special polymers.

Example:

(2S)-phenyl-3-piperidone is an intermediate in the synthesis of compounds, which possess pharmacological activit. A group of researchers published in May 2014 their "efficient synthetic route towards tosyl-protected (2S)-phenyl-3-piperidone, a common intermediate for many drugs, has been developed in 5 steps with 54% yield from biomass derived furfural" [1]. The starting material for the synthesis was sun-dried rice straw, which was "collected from a rice straw farm in Jiangxi Province Fengcheng Area (China).

While at present the principal applications of furfural are seen to be as an extractant for lubricating oils, vegetable oils, and diesel fuel, as a fungicide, as a nematocide, and as the raw material for furfuryl alcohol to make foundry resins, other uses have been proven successfully on a multitude of fronts, and it is only a lack of research which prevents furfural and its derivatives from flooding the world in a stunning variety of different applications.[2]

Also see:

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Green Chemical Building Block

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Furfural and its many By-products

References:

[1] Teck Peng Loh, Peng-Fei Koh, Peng Wang and Jing-Mei Huang,  Biomass Derived Furfural-Based Facile Synthesis of Protected (2S)-phenyl-3-piperidone, a Common Intermediate for Many Drugs, Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript (Supporting information, for our clients: downloads)

[2] Introduction to the last chapter ("Odd Applications") of the appendices in Karl Joachim ZeitschThe Chemistry and Technology of Furfural and its Many By-Products; Sugar Series, Vol. 13; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2000.

Since 2001, DalinYebo provides knowhow:

To convert biomass to value added chemical products and applications that are used in industries such as steel, wood, pharmaceutical, automotive, agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, etc.

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

For owners of biomass we offer technology and market access, creating investment opportunities in the cleantech space.

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. Contact us to discuss the economic potential of your biomass.
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