Forests are nature’s powerhouse and a vital resource for meeting the world’s renewable-energy demand
There is NO Reason that Low Maize Prices Should Put Farmers Under Pressure!
BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, March 10 (Reuters) – A big maize crop following recent rains has pulled South African maize prices to two-year lows, eroding farmers’
Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits
Today many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year, turning freshly harvested crops into ethanol and biodiesel. When supplies run out, biorefineries shut
Bioenergy crops could store more carbon in soil
In addition to providing renewable energy, grass crops like switchgrass and miscanthus could store some of the carbon they pull from the atmosphere in the
What are bio-based products? A Factsheet Aims to Provide Clarity
The bioeconomy presents a great potential, as it can maintain and create economic growth especially in underdeveloped, rural areas in Africa. It is a unique opportunity for the integration of small-scale farmers and/or foresters into primary production and processing industries.
Biobased Products: Two More Factsheets
The bioeconomy presents a great potential, especially for 3rd world countries. The issues and outcomes are the same as e.g. in Europe: Creation of rural enterprises (=jobs) by creating agriculture and/or forestry-based economies that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Biomass Suitable for Furfural Production
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
Defining Moment for Bioplastic Feedstock Developments
With declining oil prices bioplastics will experience increased competition from fossil fuel based, volume plastics, particularly in the packaging market. Yet bioplastic companies will continue
Bio-based Solutions of the Future
Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively
Drought Impacting Maize Output in Southern Africa
In all but a couple of countries of southern Africa, maize (corn) is the main food staple and dominant cereal crop. With the exception of