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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Sugarcane bagasse: Foreseeable biomass of bio‐products and biofuel: An overview

Author(s):

Kavindra Singh, Ravi Kumar, Vipul Chaudhary, Vaishali, Sunil, Ankur Mahendra Arya and Shilpa Sharma

Abstract:
Depleted supplies of fossil fuel, regular price hikes of gasoline, and environmental damage have necessitated the search for economic and eco-benign alternative of gasoline. Ethanol is produced from food/feed-based substrates (grains, sugars, and molasses), and its application as an energy source does not seem fit for long term due to the increasing fuel, food, feed, and other needs. Sugarcane is among the principal agricultural crops cultivated in tropical countries. The dry pulpy fibrous residue that remains after crush of sugarcane stalks is called Bagasse. It is Agroindustrial solid wastes which accumulated each day, causing big environmental problems. Sugarcane residues, particularly sugarcane bagasse (SB) and leaves (SL) have been explored for both biotechnological and non-biotechnological applications. For the last three decades, SB and SL have been explored for use in lignocellulosic bioconversion, which offers opportunities for the economic utilization of residual substrates in the production of bioethanol and value-added commercial products such as xylitol, specialty enzymes, organic acids, single-cell protein, etc. However, there are still major technological and economic challenges to be addressed in the development of bio-based commercial processes utilizing SB and SL as raw substrates. This article aims to explore SB and SL as cheaper sources of carbohydrates in the developing world for their industrial implications, their use in commercial products including commercial evaluation, and their potential to advance sustainable bio-based fuel systems.

Pages: 2356-2360  |  1581 Views  915 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Kavindra Singh, Ravi Kumar, Vipul Chaudhary, Vaishali, Sunil, Ankur Mahendra Arya and Shilpa Sharma. Sugarcane bagasse: Foreseeable biomass of bio‐products and biofuel: An overview. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):2356-2360.

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