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Title: Potential production of energy cane for fuel in the Caribbean

Sugarcane grown as energy cane presents a new potential to the Caribbean countries to provide their own energy needs and to reduce or eliminate fuel oil imports. The use of proper agronomic techniques can convert conventional sugarcane growing to a crop capable of giving energy feedstocks in the form of fiber for boiler fuel for electricity and fermentable solids for alcohol for motor fuel. Sugarcane can still be obtained from the energy cane for domestic consumption and export if desired. The aerable land now devoted to sugarcane can utilized for energy-cane production without causing any serious imbalance in food crop production.
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Journal Name: AIChE Natl. Meet.; (United States); Journal Volume: 86; Conference: International synfuels policies and technologies symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19 Aug 1984
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United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; SUGAR CANE; PRODUCTION; ALCOHOL FUELS; BOILER FUELS; CARIBBEAN SEA; ATLANTIC OCEAN; FUELS; GRASS; PLANTS; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; SYNTHETIC FUELS 295000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Hydrogen & Synthetic Fuels; 299003 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation-- Other-- (-1989); 140504 -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989)