Sugarcane: Production, Consumption and Agricultural Management Systems


Eleanore Webb (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

Sugarcane is a C4, perennial, sucrose-storing grass belonging to the genus Saccharum (Arceneaux, 1965) that originated in Asia, and it is a cultivated crop in tropical and subtropical countries throughout the world. Among the countries cultivating sugarcane, Brazil is the largest producer. Sugarcane has been harvested for human and animal consumption for centuries, and in recent decades, it has been used for fuel production by juice fermentation (first-generation ethanol). The primary sugarcane by-products are molasses, used as ruminant feed and as a sugar substitute, and bagasse, a source of fibers for animal diets and bioelectricity. This book discusses the production, consumption and agricultural management systems of sugarcane. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Influence of the Heterogeneity, Physicochemical and Structural Properties on the Recalcitrance and Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse (pp. 1-34)
Celso Sant’Anna, Wanderley de Souza and Michel Brienzo (Laboratory of Microscopy Applied to Life Science, Directory of Metrology Applied to Life Science – National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – INMETRO, Duque de Caxias – RJ, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2 – Sugarcane Crop Management in Brazil: Impact on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics (pp. 35-60)
A. M. Silva-Olaya, L. A. Frazão and F. F. C. Mello (Universidade de São Paulo – ESALQ-USP, Avenida Pádua Dias, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 – Economic Impact Assessment of Silting-Up and Erosion Processes: How Spatial Dynamic Models Coupled with Environmental Valuation Models Can Contribute to Sustainable Practices in Sugarcane Farming (pp. 61-90)
Rodrigo de Campos Macedo, Cláudia Maria de Almeida, João Roberto dos Santos, Bernardo Friedrich Theodor Rudorff, Britaldo Alves Soares Filho, Herman Rodrigues and Wilson Cabral de Sousa Jr. (Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE), and others)
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Chapter 4 – Environmental Implications of Using Waste from Sugarcane Industry in Agriculture (pp. 91-114)
Rafael G. Botellho, Cintya A. Christofoletti, Jorge E. Correia and Valdemar L. Tornisielo (Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Universidade de São Paulo – CENA/USP. Avenida Centenário, São Dimas, Piracicaba-SP, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 5 – Valorization of Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Waste to Produce Sustainable Clay-Based Ceramics: A Brief Review (pp. 115-126)
J. N. F. Holanda (Northern Fluminense State University, Laboratory of Advanced Materials/Group of Ceramic Materials, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil)

Chapter 6 – Non-Linear Anisotropic Diffusion for Sugarcane Contour Extraction on Landsat – TM (pp. 127-138)
Edinéia Aparecida dos Santos Galvanin, Paulo Henrique Hack de Jesus and Jéssica Cocco (Department of Mathematics, University of Mato Grosso State, Barra do Bugres, MT, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7 – Carbohydrate of Sugarcane Bagasse: Promising Biomass of Bioethanol (pp. 139-192)
Junli Ren, Cundian Gao, Huiling Li, Aojie Deng and Runcang Sun (State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Chapter 8 – Multidisciplinary Approaches for Analysis of Socio-Economic and Ecological Constraints for Diversification Projects and Sugarcane Biorefineries (pp. 193-236)
Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Agustín Herrera-Solano, Vidal Enríquez-Ruvalcaba, Daniel Arturo Rodríguez-Lagunes and Adolfo Castillo-Moran (Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Xalapa Enríquez, Mexico)

Chapter 9 – Integrated Management of Sugarcane (IMS): Use of Agricultural Residue (pp. 237-260)
Adriana C. Lozano, Maritza Correa and Gloria M. Lopez (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, Facultad de Ingenieria, Cali, Colombia)

Chapter 10 – Developments in Mud Filtration Technology in the Sugarcane Industry (pp. 261-290)
T. J. Rainey, O. P. Thaval and D. W. Rackemann (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

Chapter 11 – Environmental Impacts of Sugarcane Production, Processing and Management: A Chemist‘s Perspective (pp. 291-328)
Solomon Omwoma, Moses Arowo, Joseph O. Lalah and Karl-Werner Schramm (Department of Chemistry, Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya, and others)

Chapter 12 – Application of Vinasse to Sugarcane (pp. 329-358)
Aneeza Soobadar (Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute, Réduit, Mauritius)


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