Sugar cane scrap into renewable energy

sugar cane field
Instead of burning sugar cane scrap (the traditional method), the scrap will instead be used as fuel to create electricity in Australia.

Sure, it will still be burned and carbon will be emitted. But the burning will be much more efficient and less carbon will escape. Plus, petroleum-based products won’t be used, and just producing and trucking them in has a huge carbon footprint in and of itself.

Using locally produced fuelstock to create electricity looks to be a major coming trend.

2 Responses to Sugar cane scrap into renewable energy

  1. Ten Bears Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    Brazil makes petrol out of it.

  2. Bob Morris Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    A Hawaiian sugar cane plantation is doing the same, making biodiesel from cane scrap to fuel their vehicles.