Sugarcane: Production, Properties and Uses


  1. Elisa Russo

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Sugarcane: Production, Properties and Uses provides details on new industrial technologies of the ethanol extraction process through mathematical modeling for bioenergy crops, socioeconomic and environmental aspects based on Circular Economy concepts, and some commercial and industrial applications in thermal power plants and/or biorefineries.
Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant of terrestrial feedstocks available for producing chemicals and materials as well as harvesting energy. As such, this compilation aims to describe the structure of sugarcane lignin, as well as its isolation, characterization, and applications.
The authors study the co-digestion of sugarcane vinasse and glycerin in a thermophilic anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactor, which has not previously been studied.
Additionally, they evaluate the option of using sugarcane cultivars in the production of sucrose in Mexico as a livestock feed source in the dry season, with the determination of variables such as stem height, stem diameter, Brix degrees, health and flowering.
Following this, variations of phenol accumulation in healthy sugarcane plants or sugarcane plants experimentally infected with Xanthomonas albilineans, the bacteria that causes leaf scald, are studied.
The concluding work evaluates the emissions of gases from a bench diesel engine combustion with different diesel/biodiesel blends from beef tallow/sugarcane diesel in the proportions CD10, CD-B15, CD-B25, CD-B35 and CD-B50, in order to simulate biofuel combustion emissions at different concentrations.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Perspectives and Challenges of Sugarcane Straw for Bioenergy Production
(Julie Brenda Santos da Silva, Harvey Alexander Villa-Vélez, Jorge Bertoldo Júnior, Charles Corrêa Conconi and Glauber Cruz, Post-Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanics and Materials, Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Maranhão, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Lignin from Sugarcane: Extraction, Characterization and Applications
(Rafael Garcia Candido, Biotechnology Department, Engineering School of Lorena, São Paulo University, Lorena, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Stability Behavior and Methane Production of a Thermophilic AnSBBR Codigesting Sugarcane Vinasse and Glycerin
(J. N. Albuquerque, R. Albanez, G. Lovato, S. M. Ratusznei and J. A. D. Rodrigues, Mauá School of Engineering/Mauá Institute of Technology [EEM/IMT], São Caetano do Sul, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Competitive Management of Sugarcane Varieties for Use in Livestock Feed
(Arturo Hernandez-Gastelú and Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Córdoba, Veracruz, México)

Chapter 5. Accumulation of Benzoic Acid Derivatives in Sugarcane Tissues as an Active Defense against Xanthomonas albilineans
(Carlos Vicente, Dolores Piñón, Roberto de Armas, Elena Sánchez-Elordi, Maritza Martínez and María Estrella Legaz, Grupo de Interacciones celulares en Simbiosis Vegetales, Facultad de Biología, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Gaseous Emissions from the Combustion of Biofuels: Diesel / Beef Tallow Biodiesel / Sugarcane Diesel Blends
(Marcelo Silva Sthel, Fernanda Gomes Linhares and Marcenilda Amorim Lima, Center of Science and Technology, State University of Northern Rio de Janeiro, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil)


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