The raw material used for the production of Furfural is corncobs. Furfuryl alcohol is thereafter manufactured by catalytic hydrogenation of Furfural. Corncobs are purchased from corn growing areas around 200 km radius of the production site. The plant purchases approx. 125,000 metric tons of corncobs every year and converts what is otherwise an agricultural waste into a useful and environmental friendly product. This generates an additional 5-8 % extra income to around 30,000 farmers.