Not much has changed since the 2015 study: Corncob prices still dominate the base price of furfural.
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 soil. This is reported in a study by University of Illinois researchers. Bioenergy crops like miscanthus, pictured here, can store more carbon in its soil than corn or soybean crops.…
Levulinic acid is a platform chemical with significant potential to substitute petroleum-based products in the chemical and fuel sectors. Agricultural waste, cow dung, was used as feedstock for the production of a high value–added chemical levulinic acid (LA) in dilute acid aqueous solutions. Researchers from “Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences” developed a…Read more Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung
The decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, but there are remarkable technology achievements to make biochemical building blocks.Defining Moment for Bioplastic Feedstock Developments was originally published on DalinYebo.com: Bioeconomy Consultants : Innovative Minds
".. a new brand of sorghum, bred for optimal energy production, designed as a greener alternative to corn for ethanol fuels and biomass boilers" DalinYebo's insight: Some of the sweet sorghum varieties are also a great feedstock for furfural production: See dalinyebo.com/sorghum "From Africa: An Ideal Feedstock For The Global Biorefineries." Source: http://www.theguardian.com, via on Scoop.it…Read more New energy-rich sorghum