International Sugar Journal

Energy content: A new approach to cane evaluation † [Full subscriber]

In recent years, the sugarcane industry has been moving from sugar production alone to sugar and energy production with the development of cogeneration and ethanol plants. Although cane fibre has always been considered a problem by the sugar millers, with increasing energy prices, fibre is becoming a major co-product of cane. The energy balance between sugar losses and energy production was evaluated for conventional cane and a new high fibre cane. The energy content of cane and cane products was calculated using their net calorific values. The results show that sugar is the main energy product recovered. Depending on their…

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