Revenue diversification opportunities from sugarcane

O'Hara, Ian M. (2015) Revenue diversification opportunities from sugarcane. In Tropical Agricultural Conference 2015, 16 - 18 November 2015, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld.

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Sugarcane is a major global agricultural crop that produces significant quantities of sugar and biomass in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Over many centuries, the crop has been grown primarily for its high sugar content which traditionally contributes over 95% of the revenue derived from the crop. While the production of renewable electricity from bagasse and rum from molasses has a long history, in more recent decades significant advances have been made in the production of cogeneration products and fuel ethanol at large scale.

Sugarcane biorefineries producing fuels, green chemicals, biopolymers and bio-products offer great potential for improving the profitability of sugarcane production. This paper will address the opportunities available for sugarcane biorefineries to contribute to future profitability and sustainability of the sugarcane industry.

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ID Code: 91514
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: sugarcane, biorefinery, diversification, biofuels, revenue
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (100300) > Bioprocessing Bioproduction and Bioproducts (100302)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 01:55

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