International Sugar Journal

Challenges and potential solutions for storage of large quantities of bagasse for power generation* [Full subscriber]

Prolonged storage of large quantities of bagasse for off-season power generation presents challenges different from those associated with small-scale storage or large-scale, wet storage for pulp and paper production. The challenges include loss of fuel value, spontaneous combustion, bagasse handling and a variety of health and environmental impacts. Experiences with these challenges in Australia and Brazil are reviewed and suggestions made for alternative storage methods. Theoretical requirements for good storage are outlined. The possible special requirement of pasteurised bagasse from diffusers is highlighted.…

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