novel furfural process technology

International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd ("IFT")

Independent developer and implementer of furfural process technologies (since 2001).

Our knowhow enables us to connect all the "dots" and provide complete technology & business solutions for the manufacture of furfural.

competent & talented professionals • strong technology core

Converting Biomass to Chemicals and Energy

Converting Biomass to Chemicals and Energy: Viable and practical solutions for the complete beneficiation of cellulosic material.

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.  Our 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).

intellectual capital to build & operate bio-refineries


FOUR PILLARS: Exceptional & experienced team members • Professional and technical competence • Passionate about biobased chemicals, especially furfural • Focused on delivering practical solutions (that have a socio-economic impact)

We offer a proprietary, custom-made approach for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into value added products, with a special focus on furfural and its many by-products. We share our vast technical and project implementation knowledge base (technology, trade secrets, etc.) and intellectual capital (e.g. market, products, technology, CAPEX and OPEX data) under a fee-for-service agreement e.g. for scoping studies, viability assessments, diagnostic studies, project development plans, process design packages, pre-feasibility studies, bankable feasibility studies, marketing & sales plans and business plans. We structure the agreements in accordance with the required scope of works and in the context of the business relationships.

innovate • develop • trade • biorenewables • globally


Since 2008, IFT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DalinYebo Trading and Development (Pty) Ltd. DalinYebo's business activities range from conceptualisation to operating of biorefineries, produce and sell furfural, its many by-products and energy. Besides multidisciplinary technical and project implementation expertise, DalinYebo also undertakes all activities from product market studies to global sales.

DalinYebo News & Views Blog

(Furfural) Biorefinery 101: Start Simpler

11.06.2019 | Biobased Chemicals

Keep it simple! Making furfural is not rocket science. It's all about the integrating furfural production into the mass and energy balance of a pulp or sugar mill,

The post (Furfural) Biorefinery 101: Start Simpler appeared first on Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds.

Modern Brazilian sugar mill (Image: DalinYebo) Integrate Furfural Production into Pulp or Sugar Mills Over the years, there have been many...

The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce PEF was about $2,700/ton in Q2 2015.

The post FDCA to PEF (Polyethylene Furanoate): A Production Cost Analysis appeared first on Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds.

FDCA to PEF (Polyethylene Furanoate) A Production Cost Analysis Analyses and models prepared on the basis of publicly available and...

A Cradle to an End-of-Life Solution for Billions of Plastic Containers The article “LVF Introduces BreakdownPET, an End-of-Life Solution for Billions of Plastic Containers” [1] gave rise to the tile and headline of this post and our commentary.   DalinYebo Commentary (and Food For Thought): The idea of BreakdownPET has some (temporary) merits. However the […]

The post How About Introducing BreakdownPEF? appeared first on Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds.

Biodegradable PET (Image: A Cradle to an End-of-Life Solution for Billions of Plastic Containers The article “LVF Introduces BreakdownPET, an...

Why not from furfural? 1,4 butanediol, commonly known as BDO has been made in the past from furfural.

The post 1, 4-Butanediol (BDO) market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2018-2025 appeared first on Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds.

Image: Why not from furfural? DalinYebo’s Commentary:  Proven and new technologies are available to make THF from furfural. It will take time

Market Report (2018-2024)

The post Furfuryl Alcohol Drives the Global Demand Growth for Furfural to Reach 455k Metric Tons by 2024 appeared first on Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds.

FA Market By Region (The link to) This article is reblogged “for information” and does not necessarily reflect DalinYebo’s views nor...

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International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd:
PO Box 2737, Westway Office Park, 3635, Republic of South Africa.
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