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Biomass to Market


The Road Less Traveled: Developing novel technology and market opportunities in the bio-renewable chemicals space (since 1998)

October 2015: Our Cob.Trade™ Team's Biomass.Market development was selected as one of the top 10 South African Cleantech Innovations for 2015.

June 2015: GreenEnergyPark™ was selected as a semi-finalist by the Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP), which is a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) initiative, hosted and jointly implemented in South Africa by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA, Department of Scinece and Technology initiative).

April 2013: Introduction of the µ-BioRefinery™ - in propinquitatem ad biomasa - a downscaled adaptation of the GreenEnergyPark™ concept. It takes biorefining to communities and/or smaller farming enterprises.

January 2011: Launch of GreenEnergyPark™ - Smart biomass (agricultural/forest residues) conversions to energy, chemicals and commercial products.

September 2010: 1st SA Company: Runner-up at CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing.

July 2008: Second SupraYield® License sale on behalf of PCSMA by DYTD to Arcoy Biorefinery Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

January 2008: Start of operation of DalinYebo Innovation, located at the Innovation Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

July 2007: Effective date of global exclusive technology marketing agreement for SupraYield® between DYTD and PCSMA.

July 2007: Business restructure into three separate entities: Innovations division ("DYI"), project implementation company ("IFT") and trading&development company ("DYTD").

June 2007: Sale of SupraYield® technology to PCSMA.

September 2006 : Award "in recognition of achievement in developing the bioscience sector in South Africa" (presented by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Derek Hanekom).

2005 and 2006: Qualified as Technology Top 100 Enterprise.

2005: PCSMA receives A$12m Govt. Grant for the use of SupraYield® technology.

2004: Received the Neale-May Gold Medal from the South African Institute of Chemical Engineer for "Outstanding Achievement In Chemical Engineering". (This award is granted for outstanding achievement in chemical engineering or process technology in its broadest definition. Unusually competent chemical engineering effort carried out essentially within Southern Africa, including commercial implementation (where relevant) and with at least an element of innovation, are the main criteria. As engineering is largely a team effort, the award is more likely to be made to a group, though not necessarily so).

2003: First SupraYield® license sale to Proserpine Corporate Sugar Milling Association Limited, Queensland, Australia (“PCSMA”).

November 2002: Agreement with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for the “Collaboration Between The University Of Natal And International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd To Undertake Research Into The Development And The Industrialisation Of Processes For The Manufacture Of Bio-Based Chemicals At The University”

November 2002: Associates agreement with Prof. Dave Arnold.

September 2002: First round of finance (Venture Capital) concluded for IFT.

September 2002: Start of operation of DalinYebo Trading and Development (Pty) Ltd (“DYTD”).

August 2001: Start of operation of International Furan Technology (Pty) Ltd (“IFT”) and buyout of SupraYield® patents from Bosch Projects (Pty) Ltd.

May 2001: Start of operation of DalinYebo Investment CC.

January 2000: First SupraYield furfural made.

April 1999: First SupraYield® patents registered.

September 1998: The search for novel technology in the bioresources processing sector started by the DalinYebo team members, under contract with Bosch Projects (Pty) Ltd.