The potential for ethanol production from sugarcane in Australia

O'Hara, Ian Mark (2010) The potential for ethanol production from sugarcane in Australia. In Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Bundaberg, Queensland, pp. 600-609.

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The Australian sugar industry processes approximately 35 million tonnes of sugarcane per year from 400 000 hectares of land. Sugar remains the principal revenue stream from sugarcane in Australia with less than 60 ML/y of fuel ethanol produced from final molasses at present. Modelling has been undertaken to estimate the potential ethanol production from the Australian sugar industry for integrated facilities producing both sugar and ethanol from the entire sugarcane resource. Although research aimed at developing commercial processes is ongoing, the use of a proportion of the bagasse and trash for ethanol production, in addition to juice and molasses fermentation, would allow significant increases in the scale of ethanol production from sugarcane in Australia, increasing total industry revenues while maintaining energy self sufficiency.

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ID Code: 56545
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Sugarcane, Bioethanol, Biorefinery, Bagasse, Modelling, Biofuels
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 (please consult the author).
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2013 06:50
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2013 08:30

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