South Africa’s Sugar Association is meeting with the country’s government to discuss about using bagasse, a by-product from sugarcane, to generate power and help stem a shortage of electricity in the country.
South Africa has embarked on a program to boost generation by awarding contracts to build wind and solar plants. So far, bagasse isn’t yet regarded by the government as a renewable source of electricity, according to Remgro’s TSB Sugar Holdings unit, which supplies between 2.0 and 7.0 MW to the country’s grid.
According to the Association, with capital investment, the country could generate about 1,000 MW. With information form Bloomberg.