Furfural: A Complementary, but More Attractive By-Product
There are many benefits when integrating furfural production into a sugar mill that co-generates electricity:
The income per tonne of bagasse is at least 50% higher, than from electricity sales.
The furfural process improves the calorific value of the boiler feed.
Furfural production technology is regarded as low risk (has been used since the 1920s) and is easy to implement.
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