U.S. Sugar is committed to clean, renewable energy. We use bagasse—the fibrous material left over after the sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract the juice—to create a clean-burning biofuel that powers our sugar manufacturing facilities.
The leftover sugarcane stalk is recycled and turned into biofuel that powers our sugar factory and refinery operations. Every ton of the recycled bagasse can produce the same amount of energy as 50 gallons of fuel oil.
U.S. Sugar’s innovative boiler system burns bagasse to produce steam that generates electricity. In 2006, the system received the Energy Institute’s prestigious Environment Award for setting a new standard in emission control performance.