Pellets Made From Sugarcane Can Make Giant Profits
(thousand metric tons, TMT)
Why use sugarcane bagasse pellets?Among the sugarcane industry, there are a lot of sugar factories in southeast Asia. For each 10 tonnes of sugarcane crushed, a sugar factory produces nearly 3 tonnes of wet bagasse. How to deal with the sugarcane bagasse is becoming more and more important. Few factories burn the bagasse fiber as fuel, when burned in quantity, it produces sufficient heat energy to supply all the needs of a typical sugar factory. The rest of the bagasse can be processed to biomass pellets, and exported to other countries as fuel, be used as raw materials of sugarcane bagasse pulp making, or make bagasse into activated carbon, which can bring the factory economic benefits. Sugarcane is a renewable resource, which makes it superior to other kind of fuels. With high calorific value of 3400 to 4200 kilocalorie and low ash, sugarcane bagasse pellets can be a wise choice as fuel energy.
Benefits of sugarcane bagasse pellets?The bagasse pellets are applied in many places because of its convenience and comfort, it has the following advantages:
High return on the investment
Low cost of raw materials, small investment of the equipment, the operation is simple. The ordinary people after simple training can operate the equipment, the human labor cost is very low, coal prices fluctuate. These factors ensure better returns on investments.
Wide application rangesBagasse pellets are easy to use and store. It can be employed in heating, living stoves, hot water boilers, industrial boilers, biomass power plant and so on to replace firewood, coal, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas. The family unit is also applicable; the burning effect is good, which can meet the cooking, heating, bathing needs, especially the necessities for biomass power plant.
Environmental benefitsBagasse pellets benefits the environment, bagasse pellets are carbon neutral, which means the emissions of CO2 produced by itself is absorbed by itself during growth. They do not release other air polluting gases into the air.
RenewableDifferent from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas which is expendable (formed in a very long time), bagasse pellets are renewable, because sugarcane grows every year, and we can have endless supply of raw materials.
IndependentThe price of coal, oil and gas are controlled by the government, With the more demand for energy and the less fossil fuels, no one can assure the stability of their prices. However, the cost of bagasse pellets can be controlled.
Turn waste into wealthUnder the background of the global shortage of energy, the bagasse pellets is a representative of turning “waste” into wealth, the sugarcanes were made full use of, in addition to this, also increases the income of farmers.
Production of sugarcane bagasse pelletsIn order to produce sufficient heat energy to supply all the needs of a typical sugar mill or make a profit through being made into pellets. Generally, sugarcane bagasse pellets were produced in several steps:
- Grinding: Grinding the raw material to powder with granularity of 3-5mm.
- Drying: The moisture of fresh sugarcane bagasse is about 48~50%, ensure the moisture of bagasse are dried down to 10-12% to solidify the bagasse.
- Pelletizing: The bagasse powder materials were feed into your pellet mill, they will be compressed into pellets by the movement of a die and a set of rollers inside the mill.
- Cooling: This unit can save the floor space and the processing time. Cooling the pellets can make them more convenient to package and transport.
- Packaging: After cooling, the pellets can be packaged by packaging machine, which make it easier for storage and transportation.