An analysis of Australian sugarcane regions for bagasse paper manufacture

Rainey, Thomas J., Covey, Geoff, & Shore, Dennis (2006) An analysis of Australian sugarcane regions for bagasse paper manufacture. International Sugar Journal, 108(1295), pp. 640-644.


Despite the large quantity of sugarcane grown in Australia, no bagasse is pulped in the country. This is largely because of the established pulp industry based on the abundant native hardwood resources. However, increasing demand for fibre and the limited availability of additional forest areas makes bagasse pulping attractive. Issues relating to infrastructure and economics are discussed, and scenarios of acceptable risk identified. It is shown that there should be scope for the production of a bleached bagasse pulp in Australia.

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ID Code: 6781
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bagasse, pulp, paper, region, infrastructure, Australia
ISSN: 0020-8841
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Timber Pulp and Paper (091210)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Agra-Net
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 00:40

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