Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweet Solution to Energy Production

Engineer Vikram Seebaluck of the University of Mauritius and energy technology Dipeeka Seeruttun of the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, have demonstrated that an optimal blend of sugarcane agricultural residues (30%) mixed with 70% sugarcane bagasse (the fibrous residue left after sugar production) can be used to generate electricity at a cost of just 0.06 US dollars per kilowatt hour. That figure is on a par with the costs of other renewable energies, including wind power at $0.05/kWh.

I saw this artical on line and thought this would be a pretty good source of energy. Sugar is a huge industry and to use the residue left over to produce energy is a really good idea. It is also very cheap to produce just being 1 cent more than the cost to produce wind energy. If this works well i think this would be a very effective way to produce electricity.

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