Production of Beet Sugar and Bio-ethanol from Sugar beet and it Bagasse: A Review

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Volume-43 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Ramesh Duraisam, Ketemaw Salelgn, Abiyu Kerebo Berekete
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V43P237


Ramesh Duraisam, Ketemaw Salelgn, Abiyu Kerebo Berekete "Production of Beet Sugar and Bio-ethanol from Sugar beet and it Bagasse: A Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V43(4),222-233 January 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Sugar beet is one of the main sugar crops in the world which has outsized importance to fulfill the requirement of market for sugar supply scarcity. The developed countries found alternative crops over than sugarcane, and also had cultivation to the production of sugar from it, to accomplish public requirement and to improve the country economy by export. Further, sugar beet is one of the better choices for the production of sugar that it contains enough amounts (16 - 20%) of sucrose over than in sugarcane. In addition to the intended product, sugar beet sucrose gives by products like sugar beet pulp, and molasses that plays a vital role in filling energy gap, especially as an excellent alternative resource of green energy. In the search for sustainability and economic value, the complete utilization of the crop is necessary for maximum sugar yield, profitable plant operation and for efficient bio-fuel production like ethanol. Besides sugar yield and bio-fuel based energy generation, sugar beets can also provide many value-added co-products like human nutrition, plastics, animal feed, carbonized material used to remove heavy metals in water and wastewater treatment as eco-friendly manner and in pharmaceuticals. So, in this concern this review focus and suggests the sugar beet is an alternative crop for the production of sugar and regeneration bio-fuel like ethanol for our nation and leads to emphasis the research thematic area in near future for the researchers.


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