Not much has changed since the 2015 study: Corncob prices still dominate the base price of furfural.
".. 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
The older the books the more they smell of furfural Furfural (almond flavour ) is one of the many chemicals that contributes to the aroma of books. The odour of books is a result of a complex mix of volatile chemicals produced by chemicals used in their manufacture, as well as the gradual degradation of…
Abstract: Upgrading of furan and small oxygenates obtained from the decomposition of cellulosic materials via formation of carbon-carbon bonds is critical to effective conversion of biomass to liquid transportation fuels. Simulation-driven molecular level understanding of carbon-carbon bond formation is required to design efficient catalysts and processes. Accurate quantum chemical methods are utilized here to predict…Read more Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions of Furan and Furfural (liquid transportation fuels)
Biochemical conversion of biomass involves use of bacteria, microorganisms and enzymes to breakdown biomass into gaseous or liquid fuels, such as biogas or bioethanol. The most popular biochemical technologies are anaerobic digestion (or biomethanation) and fermentation. Anaerobic digestion is ... DalinYebo's insight: Why not be smarter? (A) The biomass pretreatment does not have to be…Read more Biochemical Conversion of Biomass
Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom .. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, because of tight supplies of conventional feedstocks such as propylene, isobutylene, butadiene and isoprene. DalinYebo's insight: Bio-renewables can replace…Read more Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom