Brazil: Sugarcane’s Electrical Potential Goes to Waste

Inter Press Service: Sugarcane could replace the energy produced by three hydroelectric dams like the Belo Monte in the Amazon, claims the Brazilian sugarcane industry, which remains relegated to marginal participation in the national electricity matrix. Brazil's sugarcane straw and pulp could generate 12,200 megawatts, while the Belo Monte dam, to be built on the northern Amazonian XingĂș River, will generate just 4,571 megawatts on average, according to UNICA, the sugarcane industry association, in the ......

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