Sugar Industry Waste


Project at a Glance
  • The manufacture of sugar generates large quantities of biomass waste such as rice husk, bamboo dust, bagasse, coconut coir, jute and  sticks. This waste is ideal for use as fuel togenerate power.
  • Press mud, which is discarded as a solid waste from sugar mills and used as a manure or as a landfill, is found to be an useful  substrate for biogas production.
  • Two types of solid wastes are produced during the manufacture of sugar. Bagasse is produced in the mill house in a quantity of about 
  • 30% of the crushed cane. The bagasse contains 50% moisture. Press mud or filter cake is produced in vacuum filters and press filters.  The mud is produced in a range of 3-8 % of the crushed cane, depending on the nature of sugar manufacturing process.
  • Sugar cane straw wastes can be recycled as active additions once calcined in the temperature range of 800 or 1000 C.
  • Chromatographic methods are also used in sugar production processes (e.g.: green syrup and molasses) to reduce the nonsugars and  to increase the quantity of crystallisable sugar. The waste water from sugar treatment plants is normally subjected to extended 
  • aeration in ponds and is ultimately made to undergo intensive biological oxidation.
  • As the world’s largest sugar producer, Brazil has the potential to be a market for bagasse-based power generation worth $24B, yet less than 10% of this opportunity is currently being fulfilled.
  • Sugar cane now provides 13 per cent of Brazil’s energy, replacing fossil fuels with ethanol for transport and bagasse (waste pulp) for heat and power. It supplies: 180,000 barrels a day of ethanol, 400 per cent of all the gasoline used in the country.
  • A large increase in the sugar production of the West Indies carries with it the important problem of the efficient disposal of the byproducts of the sugar factory. 'These are filter-press mud, bagasse (the fibre of the cane) and molasses.


  • Promotion of biomass energy
  • Co-Generation Opportunities Utilizing Sugar Industry Wastewater Through the Use of Biological Treatment Systems
  • Waste to Energy Technologies
  • Treatment Systems for Sugar Industry

Recovery Process

  • Recovery of Lactic Acid from American Crystal Sugar Company Wastewater
  • Pakistan's Sugar Industry
  • Sugar Industry
  • Characterisation of sugar cane straw waste as pozzolanic material for construction
  • Sugarcane Water Treatment
  • Sugar Waste Treatment
  • Waste Heat Sources in Sugar Factory and Their Utilization for Cooling Condenser Water


  • Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd.
  • Carbon Wastewater Recovery at Sugar Australia’s Yarraville Refinery
  • Project Documents
  • Cuba: sugar industry
  • Clean Development Mechanism Simplified Project Design Document
  • Methane recovery and power generation in a distillery plant by GMR Industries Ltd.
  • Purification of Sugar Refinery effluents by the anaerobic- aerobic UNITANK system

Companies and Plants

  • Turnkey Provider in Poland
  • Energy Recovery from Industrial and Commercial Wastes
  • Plant in Italy
  • Plant in Thailand
  • Plant in Tokyo
  • Company in Virginia
  • Company in Thailand
  • Company in USA
  • Lamella separator in sugar industry - optimal proved in the anaerobic purification phase

Research Centers

  • Research Center in Gujarat
  • Research Center in USA
  • Research Center in New Orleans


  • Processes for immobilizing waste using bagasse
  • Process for the preparation of refined hard sugarcane wax having improved qualities from press mud
  • Process for the Purification of Waste Waters

Uses of Sugar Waste

  • Biomass Power Generation: Sugar Cane Bagasse and Trash
  • Repowering / Optimizing the Use of Biomass Waste in Sugar Industries in Indonesia
  • New South Wales Sugar Industry Renewable Electricity Generation
  • Sugar waste used for food packaging
  • Sugar cane waste could hold the answers to Central America's energy problems


  • The Opportunity for the Use of Sugar Cane Bagasse to Generate
  • Electricity in Latin America and the Developing World
  • Sugar solution
  • Recent Trends in the Sugar Industry of the British West Indies
  • Wastewater treatment market in India


  • Consultant in Lucknow
  • Consultant in Nigeria
  • Consultant in Gauteng
  • Consultant in Syria
  • Consultant in Itlay
  • Consultant in Czech Republic
  • Consultant in Czech Republic


  • Case Study Of A Corporate
  • Paper–Sugar Complex
  • Managing waste disposal the economically intelligent way
  • Conditions under which certain sugar industry by-products are not regulated waste
  • Decolourisation Plant Project
  • Resource Augmentation by
  • Tapping Renewable Resource and by Utilizing Waste
  • Stress on energy saving in sugar industry