International Sugar Journal

Further reduction of steam demand at modern cane sugar mills* [Full subscriber]

Abstract      More and more cane sugar factories are closely monitoring their energy consumption figures and trying to reduce their steam demand to a minimum by investing in equipment and process optimisation. The new global tendency to install cogeneration plants is the main reason for the cane sugar factories to monitor not only the daily quantity of sugar produced, but also the amount of bagasse quantity that is saved each day. The bagasse saved serves as an energy source after crushing to produce electric power that is then fed into the local mains. Modern cane sugar factories achieve steam consumption values…

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