Earn extra revenue from maize cobs. They are an ideal feedstock for (furfural) biorefineries.
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
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.
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.
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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)!
The global bio-plastics industry is expected to witness significant growth and reach an estimated $7.02 billion by 2018
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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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
MANDATORY blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel will come into effect from October 1 2015, Energy Minister Ben Martins said yesterday. The regulation is in line with the Cabinet decision in 2007 to use biofuels as a means of diversifying the country’s energy supplies.MANDATORY blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel will come into…Read more South Africa: Biofuel blends madatory from 2015
Bio-rewable fuel additive for diesel/kerosene reduce emissions!The furfural molecule has a very high oxygen content. In addition, its derivatives are known to change the phase diagram of (e.g. diesel), so that mineral diesel can be blended e.g. with alcohols without forming emulsions. Already in earlier work and field trials , such additives have successfully reduced…Read more DTHFE: Additive for Jetfuel and Diesel
DalinYebo has recently (June/July 2011) completed two project development plans, which included the evaluation of feedstock and technology options for large furfural plants in North America and in South Africa, respectively. Business plans have since been developed for these projects. We know Chinese (and other technologies) very well and have a clear plan on how…Read more GreenEnergyPark: Furfural Project Investment Opportunities
Picture: www.GreenEnergyPark.co.za. The Green Energy Park development is the result of our dedicated effort over the last 3 years in creating simple and profitable technology/applications for the transformation of biomass to energy and/or chemicals. Whether it is a 2MW electricity installation or a 10,000 tpa biobased chemicals plant, the basic designs are complete. We are ready to tailor a…Read more GreenEnergyPark: Introduction