Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional IncomeBiorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

Farmer Bruce Nelson and a representative from biofuels company POET-DSM stand between square and round bales of corn stover stock piled outside of POET-DSM’s PROJECT LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Selling the corn plant residue after their corn harvest has generated a new revenue stream for many farmers, including Bruce. Watch a video segment about Bruce’s story at the beginning of the film “Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future.”

In Africa we recommend to use the cobs, only or indigenous energy crops. We also have smaller biorefinery solutions, like the µ-Biorefinery or the GreenEnergyPark, which have the same economic outcome as in the USA: Additional income for the farmers.

The article below appeared on Energy.gov (US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy). Read it at greenenergypark.wordpress.com

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Furfural-based Binder for Composite Construction Materials

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Furfural: A bio-based, high-performance, low-cost alternative in the field of surface protection

Researchers at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) found that a furfural-based binder offers low-cost surface protection solutions for:

  • construction industry: irrigation and drainage construction.
  • protection of galvanic, chemical and other special structures.
  • production of polymers and foams, etc.
Editor’s Comment: We have previously reported on some historic uses and existing potential:

Drop-in Pothole Repairs
Rapid Repair System For Airport Runways
Development of Furfuryl Alcohol Concrete For South African Applications

This research emphasises the many possibilities the use of furfural has. In this case, furfural is a bio-based, high-performance, low-cost alternative in the field of surface protection.

There are other advantages, like the availability and low cost of primary components, simple technology (simple mixing of two compatible fluids), no heat treatment during hardening, high physical and mechanical properties of compositions, ability to control the properties within a wide range offer great prospects for the industrial use of this new binder.

The research considers the possibility of furfural hardening by oligomeric acid, which is both a hardener and a direct participant in processes of polymerization and polycondensation. Low viscosity furfural-based binders, which gelling time is 40-60 minutes were developed. They can be used to produce highly filled materials having high physical and mechanical properties and chemical resistance to water and aggressive acidic media. Use of the developed binder as a protective compound for concrete structures is very promising. The coating partially contacts with the concrete surface forming insoluble phosphates. Thus, the protected structure becomes waterproof and can work in an aggressive environment for a long time.


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The versatility of furfuryl alcohols and furanoxonium ions in synthesis

The versatility of furfuryl alcohols and furanoxonium ions in synthesisThe versatility of furfuryl alcohols and furanoxonium ions in synthesis

“Substituted furfuryl alcohols are extraordinarily versatile starting materials in synthesis. They are precursors to furanoxonium ion intermediates which are implicated in the Piancatelli reaction (leading to 2-cyclopentenones) and in the synthesis of novel dihydrofuran-based exo enol ether/cyclic ketal natural products.”…

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Life after Nemacur

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The popular nematicide might be gone, but a number of products are available that offer nematode control. …

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Furfural-based nematicides work well on turf (also see http://bit.ly/1pShbPO)

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CO2-based chemicals business case

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The potential to use greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock for producing new materials is a hot topic currently and could help to develop a true circular economy. …

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Direct production of chemicals through the transformation of CO2: Great ideas!

See on suschem.blogspot.com, via See on Scoop.itBioren...

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Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions of Furan and Furfural (liquid transportation fuels)

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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...

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Biochemical Conversion of Biomass

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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?

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Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom

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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,...

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Molybdenum Carbide: Deoxygenation Catalyst for Converting Furfural to 2-Methylfuran

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Selectively cleaving the CO bond outside the furan ring of furfural is crucial for converting this important biomass-derived molecule to value-added fuels such as 2-methylfuran. In this work, a combination of density functional theory (DFT) calculations, surface science studies, and reactor...

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Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst for the Production of Furfurals

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Self-assembled nanoparticulates of porous sulfonated carbonaceous TiO2 material that contain Brønsted and Lewis acidic sites were prepared by a one-pot synthesis method. …  The carbonaceous heterogeneous catalyst (Glu-TsOH-Ti) with a Brønsted-to-Lewis acid density...

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Lignocellulosic Biomass into a Jet Fuel

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Lignocellulosic Biomass into a Jet FuelLignocellulosic Biomass into a Jet Fuel

A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels—fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil-based biodiesel—into the transportation pool.

DalinYebo‘s insight:

Furfural has a ±20% higher BTU content than Ethanol! It is a rocket fuel.

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