Sugarcane: Production Systems, Uses and Economic Importance


Rachel Murphy (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003080

Sugarcane is a globally important crop since it provides nearly 80% of the sugar consumed worldwide. The cultivation of sugarcane is one of the most important activities around the world due to their alimentary, environmental, social, economic implications and potential productive diversification with coproducts and byproducts. This book provides new research on production systems, uses and economic importance of sugarcane. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sugarcane Bagasse: Production, Composition, Properties, and Feedstock Potential
Ranieri Bueno Melati, Alison Schmatz, Fernando Carlos Pagnocca, Jonas Contiero, and Michel Brienzo (Bioenergy Research Institute (IPBEN), Center for the Study of Social Insects (CEIS), Biochemistry and Microbiology Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro-SP, Brazil)

Chapter 2. The Mexican Sugarcane Production System: History, Current Status, and New Trends
Héctor Emmanuel Sentíes-Herrera, Libia Iris Trejo-Téllez and Fernando Carlos Gómez-Merino (Plant Nutrition, Colegio de Postgraduados Campus Montecillo, Montecillo, Texcoco, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3. Methane Emissions and Productivity Index in the Mexican Sugarcane Crop Fields
David E. Flores-Jiménez, Marcos Algara-Siller, Noé Aguilar-Rivera and Cristóbal Aldama-Aguilera (Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México, and others)

Chapter 4. Sugarcane Fiber for Engineering Applications
Shamim A. Begum and Mohammad K. Hossain (Department of Chemical Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA)

Chapter 5. Key Challenges and Trends in the Value Chain of Sugarcane Agribusiness System: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach
Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Hugo Daniel Herrera-Paz and Teresita de Jesús Debernardi-Vázquez (Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Colonia Peñuela, Córdoba Veracruz, México)

Chapter 6. Sugar and Ethanol Production Process from Sugarcane
Erika Squisato Fernandes, Rosângela Cristina Alves, Fernando Carlos Pagnocca, Jonas Contiero, Michel Brienzo (Bioenergy Research Institute (IPBEN), Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro-SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Performance of Sugarcane Processing through an Integrated Biorefinery
Yessica Chacón Pérez, Johnny Tamayo A., and Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate (Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Manizales, Manizales, Colombia)

Chapter 8. The Foreknowledge Concerning the Effects of Straw Removal on the C-Footprint of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol
Dener Márcio da Silva Oliveira and Laisa Gouveia Pimentel (Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz,” University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil)

Commentary: Observations of Sugarcane and Knowledge Specificity in Traditional Hawaiian Cropping Systems
Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Kehau Marshall, and Peter M. Vitousek (Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, and others)


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