Preliminary assessment of off-season fuels for electricity generation at Indian sugar mills

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This report on off-season fuels is part of a preliminary feasibility assessment to retrofit Indian sugar mills to cogenerate heat and power with sales of excess electricity to the local grid. To justify the high capital costs of retrofitting existing facilities, sugar mill operators must attempt to maximize the amount of power they sell to the local grid. This fact means that sugar mills must operate and sell power well-beyond the milling season, which typically lasts about 200 days. The purpose of this report is to assess and determine whether low cost and reliable sources of off-season fuels can be ... continued below

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Perlack, R.D. & Ranney, J.W. November 7, 1995.

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  • Perlack, R.D. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Ranney, J.W. Joint Inst. for Energy and Environment, Knoxville, TN (United States)

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This report on off-season fuels is part of a preliminary feasibility assessment to retrofit Indian sugar mills to cogenerate heat and power with sales of excess electricity to the local grid. To justify the high capital costs of retrofitting existing facilities, sugar mill operators must attempt to maximize the amount of power they sell to the local grid. This fact means that sugar mills must operate and sell power well-beyond the milling season, which typically lasts about 200 days. The purpose of this report is to assess and determine whether low cost and reliable sources of off-season fuels can be secured for two sugar mills (Simbhaoli and Daurala) within their respective sugar growing districts, located in western Uttar Pradesh. Off-season fuels under consideration include excess bagasse that is stored for off-season use, agricultural field residues (e.g., wheat straw), forest residues (e.g., bark and small limbs), and dedicated energy crops (short-rotation woody crops and herbaceous energy crops). Results of the pre-feasibility indicate that bagasse and some agricultural residues are available in sufficient quantity and may be available at reasonable cost.

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OSTI as DE96003585

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  • Other: DE96003585
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13095
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/188593 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 188593
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671800

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Perlack, R.D. & Ranney, J.W. Preliminary assessment of off-season fuels for electricity generation at Indian sugar mills, report, November 7, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671800/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.