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Biomass to Market

Hemicellulose Focus

Section of a cell wall; hemicellulose in green Section of a cell wall; hemicellulose in green
Commercial or industrial products, other than food or feed, that are composed in whole, or in significant part, of biological products or renewable agricultural materials (including plant, animal, and aquatic materials), or forestry materials.

This is according to the US Department of Agriculture the definition for "bio-based".

For DalinYebo the primary interest are agricultural and forestry residues with a high level of hemicellulose (specifically pentosans!), from which we make an industrial platform chemical  called furfural. It substitutes many chemicals currently made from oil/coal/gas. Intrinsically coupled with our process it the co-utilisation of energy derived from all the other components of biomass.


In practical terms, our biobased business is about the bringing together of agriculture, (chemical) industry and rural electricity generation. We call it a GreenEnergyPark™. GreenEnergyParks create and provide rural jobs, contribute to food security, because of new crop or additional revenue from the biomass co-harvesting from existing crops. GreenEnergyParks' products replace fossil derived products (negative CO2 Footprint!)

From Wikipedia: A hemicellulose is any of several heteropolymers (matrix polysaccharides), such as arabinoxylans (pentosans), present along with cellulose in almost all plant cell walls. While cellulose is crystalline, strong, and resistant to hydrolysis, hemicellulose has a random, amorphous structure with little strength. It is easily hydrolyzed by dilute acid or base as well as myriad hemicellulase enzymes.