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The FUTURE of EHANOL
"RENEWABLE, SUSTAINABLE"
and CLEAN ENERGY"

Knowledge

KNOWLEDGE

ETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM SUGARCANE

Sugarcane is an important economic plant; area of sugarcane plantation is around 6.0 million rai. Thailand produced 4.83 ton of sugar in year 2005-2006 or equal to 103.6 sugarcanes/ 1 kg. of sugar and 45.18 sugarcanes/ 1 kg. of molasses. The total volume of sugarcane is 46.69 million ton (atthasith, 2549). Normally, sugar factory can accommodate sugarcane at only .75 million ton which currently sugarcane is shortage.



WHY HAS TO BE BIOFUEL?

The oil price in the world market keeps rising and Thailand itself needs to rely on imported fuel. Unavoidably, this situation affects to socio-economy directly of all levels of Thai citizens in the mean time the consumption rate rising and in the future where we can find the source of energy from.