bio diesal

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:58
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just wondering can the flattened cane be harvested and used to make bio diesal just a thought hopeing the farmers could get something back.or maybe something else like pulp for potting mulch...
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Reply By: RosscoH - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:08

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:08
Hi Brian, The flattened cane can be harvested to make sugar just like they do any other year, Just because it is laying over does not me it can't be harvested, look anywhere in the cane growing areas and you will see cane that has layed over and they still harvest it.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:14

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:14
I also have it on good info that it can be harvested but it depends on how accesible the paddock is for the machinery.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Jarse - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:34

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:34
Dunno about diesel, but they sure could turn it into ethanol :D
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:50

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:50
Bio-diesel is the product of reclaimed oil not suger cane. Suger is used to make ethanol which is used in petrol....

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Reply By: Jodi - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:52

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:52
I think they can still harvest it for sugar, however I believe that the sugar levels available to be harvested drop for some reason when the cane is flattened - has something to do with needing to be upright as it grows. I'm tipping it wont be growing much more so farmers wont get the returns they expected.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:10

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:10
The mill usually does tests and states when the harvesting is to be done, with a day or so lee way. That is to maximise sugar content.

Dirtier harvest too. So ti could be done, but not as much profit for the mill or farmer, if any.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:58

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 21:58
Brian,

Sugar cane makes ethanol, not biodiesel. Ethanol can be used in petrol engines.

Bio-d is made from fat, grease, canola oil etc

Bilbo
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