There is NO Reason that Low Maize Prices Should Put Farmers Under Pressure!

Earn extra revenue from maize cobs. They are an ideal feedstock for (furfural) biorefineries.

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US biobased Economy Growth: $24billion/year (+ 200,000 new jobs)

Since we reported on the 2015 report, the biobased industry now contributes 4.2 million jobs and $393 billion to US economy. Each job in the US bioeconomy adds 1.76 jobs in adjacent sectors. In Africa, we can expect an even higher job creation rate (See: GreenEnergyPark™ biorefinery).

African Smallholders to get Stress-Tolerant Maize

(Image Credit:  Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT) A new project that aims to provide farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant maize varieties has been launched to help the region boost food security. The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project will apply conventional breeding techniques to develop maize varieties and hybrids capable of resisting environmental shocks, including drought,…Read more African Smallholders to get Stress-Tolerant Maize

Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

In Africa we recommend to use the cobs, only or indigenous energy crops. We also have smaller biorefinery solutions, like the µ-Biorefinery or the GreenEnergyPark, which have the same economic outcome as in the USA: Additional income for the farmers. The article below appeared on Energy.gov (US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy): For…Read more Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

Bioeconomy: $369bn and 4 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in 2013

Each job in the US bioeconomy adds 1.64 jobs in adjacent sectors. An economic impact analysis of the US biobased products industry showed that in 2013 4 million jobs and US$369bn were added to US economy. In Africa, we can expect an even higher job creation rate (See: GreenEnergyPark™ biorefinery). The following report was obtained…Read more Bioeconomy: $369bn and 4 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in 2013

Connecting-the-Dots™ of a New Agricultural Economy

GreenEnergyPark™: Empowering Africa's New Agricultural Economy DalinYebo's GreenEnergyPark™ will contribute to Africa's food security and create permanent rural jobs, because these small economic hubs are located in the centres of agricultural areas and its profits will flow back to the farming community. The anchor tenants of the GreenEnergyPark™ are a furfural biorefinery and an electricity co-generation…Read more Connecting-the-Dots™ of a New Agricultural Economy

The Non-Food Biofuel Sector Should Grow Significantly

Originally Published in the ECOreport. The biofuel industry has been enjoying a 19.6% annual growth since 2005. That is about to change. The World’s 53.2 billion gallon biofuel industry could grow to over 60 billion gallons during the next few years. Much of this will come from riskier next generation technologies. Approximately 65.9% of global…Read more The Non-Food Biofuel Sector Should Grow Significantly

BioPlastic in Automotive sector

The furfural industry makes natural fibre reinforced bioplastics (example: dalinyebo.com/item/456-new-green-materials) for the automotive industry. New developments of lightweight structural panels from natural fibres and furfural-derivatives are aimed at products for car and aircraft interiors.

Bioplastics News

Industry trend: high end compounds and fiber reinforced compounds gradually replace metal in automotive parts

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Engineering plastics and thermoset materials have already succeeded in replacing metal in multiple markets. The key driver for this substitution is weight reduction and, consequently, lower fuel consumption for vehicles of all types.

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Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Carbon Fiber Biomass

Next breakthrough: carbon fiber from Biomass. En route to a totally sustainable airplane! The Energy Department of the U.S.(DOE) recently announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural and forestry residues.

We suggest that some of the furfural by-products should be considered. There are a variety of avenues that lead to e.g. thermoset-resin-biofiber composites or high-temperature polymers.

 

Bioplastics News

Next breakthrough:  carbon fiber from Biomass. En route to a totally sustainable airplane!

Carbon Fiber Biomass Carbon Fiber Biomass

The Energy Department of the U.S.(DOE) recently announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural and forestry residues.

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Forecasted Bioplastics Industry Growth

The impact of these trends could see the furfural market grow to twice its current size. For Africa, biomass valorisation means food security and jobs (e.g. greenenergypark.co.za/bio-refining)!

Bioplastics News

The global bio-plastics industry is expected to witness significant growth and reach an estimated $7.02 billion by 2018

Global Bioplastics Growth

Lucintel, one of the leading global management consulting and market research firms, has just  released a detailed analysis on the bio-plastics industry entitles “Global Bio-plastics Industry 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis”.

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