WHAT WE DO ...

.. and HOW we do it!

Information

Since 1998, we have been active in developing businesses that are based on the conversion of biomass to products and energy that are alternatives to oil or coal derived materials. We have since then acquired vast amounts of information on a variety of biomass topics.

Planning

Whether it is a short term or a complex assignment, we know that our clients appreciate our well structured approach in taking an idea from concept to commercialisation.

Research (and Development)

Biomass conversion into products that replace oil or coal derived materials is still at its infancy (in our opinion). Our small team has successfully managed R&D development processes in the biomass space, collaborating with industries, investors and academia. We have learnt from our mistakes and offer therefore more than just our expertise!

We are ..

Farmers, Plant Pathologist, Engineers, Accountants, Sugarcane and, Sweet Sorghum Growers, Paper Makers, Ethanol Brewers, Furfural Makers, Marketers, Project Finance Advisors, Communication Specialists, (Social) Entrepreneurs, etc.

Mentoring (Training)

We draw from a pool of very senior, experienced or/and retired professionals to offer mentoring on all the elements of the biomass-to-market value chain.

Innovative Projects

Some of our (award winning) innovations in the biomass space are Biomass.Market (Local buying and selling of biomass), or Cobelec (An ag residue to electricity - and chemicals - business plan). mentoring

LATEST PUBLICATIONS ...

... and there's more in our LIBRARY

Biomass: Harvesting

The key to a biomass based economy is the understanding of the whole value chain, starting with the biomass harvesting Before the arrival of mechanised harvesting, the whole ear of the plant was collected and shelled e.g. at the edge of the field or at the maize mill. Combine harvesters separate the grain from the […]

Biomass: Why?

New Agricultural Economy Lignocellulosic biomass, which is the only sufficiently prevalent sustainable resource for conversion into chemicals, plastics and fuels, is the most abundant organic material in Africa and on earth. It is composed of four major components: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and water.

Corncobs

Corncobs are an ideal feedstock for biorefineries Corncobs have the highest energy density of all the agricultural residues. However, since the arrival of the cobine harvesters, the cobs are left on the field. Below you’ll see some references on how they can be harvested on the go. Also, in many parts of the world and […]

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