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Sugar Tech

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 229–235 | Cite as

The Potential of Sugarcane Bioenergy in Fiji

  • Vineet V. ChandraEmail author
  • Sarah L. Hemstock
Scientific Correspondence

Abstract

Biomass production, utilization and losses from 1993 to 2012 were analysed in Fiji. Total theoretical annual average biomass potential is 83 PJ. Sugarcane alone is capable of generating potential energy of 52 PJ annually, and 137.64 million litres of ethanol could be produced from sugarcane, cassava and sweet potatoes per annum. Sugarcane (excluding the local sugar consumption) has the potential to produce 129.25 million litres of ethanol which is 29 % more than the total gasohol imported in 2010. Bagasse has the potential to generate 8.2 PJ of energy in Fiji.

Keywords

Biomass Bioethanol Energy Residues Production Fiji 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

Dr. Chandra has nothing to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentThe University of the South PacificSuvaFiji

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