Savita Patil, Tairabi Khanadal
Abstract: Sugarcane industries are age-industrial practices in India which contribute a significant amount of by-products as waste. Handling and management of these by-products are huge task, because those require a lot of space for storage. However, it provides opportunity to utilize these by-products in agriculture crop production as organic nutrient source. Therefore, it is attempted to review the potential of sugar industries by-products, their availability, and use in agricultural production. Sugarcane today is considered as one of the best converters of solar energy into biomass and sugar. It is a rich source of food (sucrose, jaggery and syrup), fiber (cellulose), fodder (green leaves and tops of cane plant, bagasse, and molasses and some extent pressmud), fuel and chemical. The main by-products are bagasse, molasses and pressmud.
Keywords: Bagasse, Molasses, Pressmud, Water, Sugarcane, Furfural, greenbricks