Levulinic Acid from Cow Dung

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

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New energy-rich sorghum

".. 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

Cellulose – Biobased Platform for Chemicals

Cellulose is an organic compound, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to over ten thousand β(1→4) linked D-glucose units. Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth .. DalinYebo's insight: In whatever we do we try to retain…Read more Cellulose – Biobased Platform for Chemicals

Rethinking Biofuel Yields

According to new research from Michigan State University (MSU), focusing solely on biomass yield comes at a high price. Looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops, such as perennial ... DalinYebo's insight: The big picture of biorefining is all about finding The-Right-Balance™ (dalinyebo.com/the-right-balance). Yields are also not as important for the biomass processing!…Read more Rethinking Biofuel Yields

Biomasa, bagazo y electricidad renovable en Honduras

El bagazo es la biomasa para producir electricidad de más importancia en América Latina hasta ahora. Ejemplo en Honduras. DalinYebo's insight: dalinyebo.com/bagasse adds value to bagasse prior to it being burnt. For smaller mills, micro-BioRefinery.com offers a smart and innovative approach for a combined heat and power solution. See on bioenergycrops.com via Scoop.it - Furfural and…Read more Biomasa, bagazo y electricidad renovable en Honduras

Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

Wood pellets can better be processed to biobased chemicals than being incinerated: better price, less GHG emissions. Subsidy and quota schemes have clearly influenced biomass prices. In Germ... DalinYebo's insight: We have found that bio-renewable chemicals provide a better return than "burning" the biomass or turning it into fuels! See on greenenergypark.wordpress.com Via  Scoop.it -…Read more Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

Favorable feedstock costs can drop cellulosic sugar prices

Ethanol Producer Magazine Favorable feedstock costs can drop cellulosic sugar prices Ethanol Producer Magazine This advance would allow bio-based chemicals and biofuels to be made from more plentiful non-food sources, helping them better compete... DalinYebo's insight: Feedstock is also the single largest driver of overall furfural economics! See on http://www.ethanolproducer.com via on Scoop.it - Biorenewable…Read more Favorable feedstock costs can drop cellulosic sugar prices

An Opinion: It’s the feedstock, dummy!

"So, It is time we rebuild this industry and put aside the false claims, the tree-hugging propaganda of food x fuel, replacing oil, ILUC, blabla, the lack of interest in anything considered 'agricultural', etc. We have to start from the very bottom, and that is the choosing of a feedstock to be used as a…Read more An Opinion: It’s the feedstock, dummy!