International Sugar Journal

Eco-friendly cooking gas from sugar mill waste † [Full subscriber]

It was found that biogas or cooking gas can be produced successfully from sugarcane filter cake. It contains a considerable amount of organic matter in the range of 73% to 77% including 1.8% to 3.0% sugar. After analysing the constituents of the filter cake and after finding its suitability, a laboratory scale study was conducted. As a result it was established that maximum biogas can be produced using filter cake as a feed stock when the concentration of its solids is 6% to 8%; beyond which the production rate decreases. It was also established that average biogas of 0.39 L/d…

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