Bagasse is a fibrous residual of cane stalk that is obtained after crushing and extraction of juice. It consists of water, fiber and relatively small quantities of soluble solids. The composition of bagasse varies based on the variety of sugarcane, maturity of cane, method of harvesting and the efficiency of the sugar mill. Bagasse is usually used as a combustible in furnaces to produce steam, which in turn is used to generate power. It is also used as a raw material for production of paper and as feedstock for cattle. By making use of bagasse sugar mills have been successful in reducing dependence on State Electric Boards, for their captive power requirement.
Press mud, also known as Filter cake or press cake, is the residual output after the filtration of the muddy juice. It is mixed with spent wash from the distillery and cultivated to produce high quality bio-manure.
Molasses is the only by-product obtained in the preparation of sugar through repeated crystallization. The yield of molasses per ton of sugarcane varies within the range of 4.5% to 5%. Molasses is mainly used for manufacturing of alcohol and cattle feed. Alcohol in turn is used to produce ethanol, rectified spirit, potable liquor and downstream value added chemicals such as acetone, acetic acid, butanol, acetic an-hydride, MEG etc.
Fly Ash is the residual output from the boiler furnace after bagasse has completely burnt out in the Cogen power plant. This is being sold to Brick manufacturers to use as additive in the brick manufacturing process.
Potash is produced from the Spent wash incineration boiler after spent wash in incinerated in the boiler. It is rich in potash and is being supplied to farmers to use as fertilizer by the farmers.
Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles is WDG that has been dried with the concentrated thin stillage to 10-12 percent moisture DDGS have an almost indefinite shelf life and may be shipped to any market regardless of its proximity to an ethanol plant.
Carbon dioxide is produced during fermentation process which is collected purified, liquefied and sold to bulk consumers.