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:
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.