International Sugar Journal

EPA challenges for bagasse fired power stations † [Full subscriber]

Traditionally, the sugar industry has been treated leniently with respect to emissions standards but, as it focuses more on electricity as a profitable by-product. That is changing even though bagasse is a renewable fuel. Nowhere is that more the case than at US Sugar’s Clewiston factory in Florida: even though it is not a major exporter of electricity, when it installed a new boiler, the factory was obliged to conform with stringent EPA standards. The challenges imposed by the standards are discussed together with the engineering solutions and the results obtained. The outline specification was for a 500 000 lbs/h…

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