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Presentation Sugarcane Ethanol Production in Malawi - What can we learn regarding the environmental perspective?

Conference: Africa Berlin International Conference 2012
27.08.12 - 31.08.12, Berlin

Sugarcane ethanol is considered to be one of the most efficient first-generation biofuels in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emis-sions. This case study investigates sugarcane ethanol production in the Republic of Malawi, in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). The currently high CF could be reduced when open storage of the vinasse, a liquid residue from fermentation, is discontinued. Another measure is to switch from pre-harvest burning to green harvesting so that the additionally available cane trash could be used as a fuel in the ethanol manufacturing.