Harnessing the full potential of sugar industry waste. A lecture invitation.


PlanET Biogas Global GmbH has a focused mission to help the sugar industry of the Philippines and its related auxiliary businesses by offering a solution to have more fuel, more steam, more power, and eventually more profit from waste.

PlanET Biogas Global GmbH invites you to a technical presentation on how to harness the full potential of sugar mill and refinery wastes.

A 176 pages dissertion entitled “Production of biogas from sugarcane wastes: an assessment of microbial community dynamics for an efficient process” by a PlanET Master of Science on Biogas Technology, based in Brazil, has been submitted to PHILSUTECH for presentation.

The Thesis is one of those to be presented during the Philsutech National Convention under the Bioenergy and Environmental Management Division.  Convention is on August 13- 18, 2018.  The presentation will be on August 16, 2018.

See attached official invitation for the presentation attached below.

Abstract of the lecture:

“Through the production of bioethanol and sugar in the Brazilian sugarcane industry, a large amount of waste is generated. Unfortunately, poor waste management contrasts with Brazil’s successful bioethanol history and also with the country’s long tradition as a global sugar producer. The four major waste products generated by the Brazilian sugarcane industry pose a direct or indirect threat to the environment and human health. Straw (the leaves of the sugarcane) is either left or burned on the fields, the latter causing air pollution. Bagasse (the crushed stalk) is usually burned to produce heat and electricity but sometimes it is simply put aside due to the fact that it is in surplus. Filter cake (the press-mud) and vinasse (the distillery residue) are spread onto the fields as fertilizers, contributing to soil and water contamination. In addition, during the temporary storage of vinasse in open lagoons (before spreading), a great amount of greenhouse gases are emitted. These harmful waste disposal options squander the considerable energy content of these wastes, which could be exploited. As a sustainable solution for the energy recovery of sugarcane wastes, biogas production via anaerobic digestion (AD) might be a suitable treatment technology. Energy-rich biogas has many potential applications, e.g. vehicle fuel, and heat and power generation. Moreover, the digestate could be used as a valuable fertilizer. In order to conduct a feasible and reliable start-up procedure and later a stable operation of the biogas process in the sugarcane industry, the wastes were initially characterized and then the biogas production, in a semi-continuous feeding regime, was conducted in several laboratory- scale reactors. Additionally, the microbial community dynamics was assessed by molecular and stable isotope fingerprinting techniques.”

See you at PHILSUTECH 65th Annual Convention on August 14 -17, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Visit us at PlanET Biogas Global GmbH Exhibit Booth No. D31.

Jess C. Gregorio

PlanET Biogas Global GmbH

Affiliate Marketing and Project Lead Generation Manager for the Philippine Territory

Email: j.gregorio@planet-biogas.com

Website: http://en.planet-biogas.com/

Biogas Reference Site: https://jcgregsolutions.wordpress.com/category/solutions-biogas/

Join us at PHILSUTECH 65th Annual Convention on August 14 -17, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Visit us at PlanET Biogas Global GmbH Exhibit Booth No. D31.

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