Cobelec™ - Electricity from Corncobs

16 January 2011
Published in News
Corncob and Powerline: Northern Cape (Picture: DalinYebo)Corncob and Powerline: Northern Cape (Picture: DalinYebo)We're developing the first corncob to electricity project in South Africa.

Once operational, a ±25% increase of biomass supply will allow us to add a biorefinery for a biomass to furfural conversion (see Cobchem™), which leaves a residue suitable for continued co-generation of electricity. The biorefinery will add significant revenue to Cobelec™ from the sales of the biobased chemicals. The concept of co-production of power and furfural is not new

(NB: Both, Arcoy and PSM Biorefinery, co-generate electricity, using bagasse and furfural residue), however, our innovative integration of technologies is: The resulting business plan has turned out to be an award winning (see archive of proposition for a cleantech investment! 

Visit the DalinYebo Downloads for the Cobelec™ Business Plan and/or the Investor Presentation or the 1-Page project summary.


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