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

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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Potential to produce bio-plastics from poplar trees

Bio-based products such as bio-plastics are used in the cosmetics industry by a number of leading brands in their packaging .. GreenEnergyPark™'s insight: Coal and oil are nothing but fossilised biomass ... why is it surprising that fresh biomass could be used to replace products made from oil/coal/gas? E.g. Polyethylene is already successfully made from…Read more Potential to produce bio-plastics from poplar trees

Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

  Wood pellets can better be processed to biobased chemicals than being incinerated: better price, less GHG emissions. Subsidy and quota schemes have clearly influenced biomass prices. In Germany for instance, wood pellet prices rose from 45 €/ton in 2003 to 90 €/ton in 2010. In Finland as well, pellet prices doubled in this period.…Read more Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality

Field Cob (Image: DalinYebo) US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work,…Read more USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality

Biomass demand for biorefining to triple by 2030

Driven by aggressive biofuel mandates, rapid growth will cause great strain on biomass by 2030, according to Lux Research. Using today’s technologies, an area the size of Russia would need to be cultivated to replace all of petroleum use for chemicals and fuels—feedstock innovation will be needed to keep growing biomass’s market share. “Today, biofuels…Read more Biomass demand for biorefining to triple by 2030

Platform for Agro-processing

Worldclass: Our GreenEnergyPark™ is Investment ready! SA agro-processing 'needs investment' 6 November 2012 South Africa has a world-class agro-processing sector but its potential is not fully recognised and requires investment, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. "South Africa has a world-class agro-processing and marketing infrastructure that provides for local needs as well as limited…Read more Platform for Agro-processing

We agree: SA policies should encourage investment in agriculture

Need significant support in terms of access to land, finance, skills and markets for emerging farmers required (IDC)     Picture by: Bloomberg South African policies on agriculture and farming need to be addressed to ensure sustainable farming, investments and security of food supply in the future, said agriculture union TAU SA GM Bennie van…Read more We agree: SA policies should encourage investment in agriculture