Biomass Suitable for Furfural Production

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During 10 years of furfural process R&D, the team at International Furan Technology (“IFT”), a DalinYebo subsidiary, investigated and developed solutions mainly for the use of solid biomass. A large variety of biomass was tested and characterised for its handling and processing characteristics:

Corncobs, corn stover, other corn fibre, sugarcane bagasse, sugarcane leaves (trash), sweet stem sorghum, switch grass, “black wattle”, wheat straw, olive residues, oat hulls, rice husks, sunflower husks, cotton seed hulls, wood (tops & limbs), palm (EFB & husks), kenaf core. (from:

There were others, that did not have the potential or are still on the list to evaluate. Furthermore, the R&D work also included pilot plants to evaluate liquors emanating from processing plants (e.g. pulp mills), which confirmed their suitability for the (large-scale) production of furfural. This knowhow forms part of DalinYebo knowhow toolkit.

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