Sugarcane residues, in the form of bagasse and cane tops and leaves, represent a large renewable biomass energy resource in Brazil. Bagasse is currently used to satisfy the energy needs of the sugar and alcohol industry with poor efficiency and poor environmental control. Advanced conversion technologies, such as biomass integrated gasification combined cycles (BIG/CC), can lead to high conversion efficiencies and significant improvements in environmental performance. The use of cane tops and leaves, in addition to bagasse, could add significantly to the energy produced. There is then a large potential for sugarcane mills to act as economically viable decentralised power plants selling electricity to the grid. Furthermore, the power produced may present important environmental benefits compared to conventional alternatives.
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- Sustainable Heat and Electricity from Sugarcane Residues Gasification in Brazil
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