Steam boiler applications in sugar mills
from the London-based International Sugar Organization data,Brazil ,India ,China, Thailand,these four countries are the 4 largest sugar-producing nations.
Like India,Cogeneration plants in sugar mills across India are producing more than 2000MW electricity.and all sugar mills in the country have cogeneration plants to produce steam and electricity from bagasse.
Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice. This bi-product generated in sugar mills is an excellent bio-fuel.
Cogeneration is the process whereby a single fuel source is used to produce both electrical and thermal energy.In a conventional power plant, fuel is burnt in a boiler to generate high-pressure steam which is used to drive a turbine, which in turn drives an alternator through a steam turbine to produce electrical power.The sugar mills in India consume their own bagasse to run their mills and generate steam to run the boilers and turbines.
Since, the sugar mills in India consume their own bagasse to run their mills during the season and generate steam to run the boilers and turbines; they generate power to run their plants.