Bioethanol – is an alcohol made by fermentation produced from biomass and feedstock such as sugarcane. Ethanol is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase octane number and combustibility. The use of biofuel has a positive effect on ecology, diminishes the emission of exhaust gases and improves the work transport facilities and energy safety. Fuelling cars with bioethanol would reduce greenhouse gas emission by 10 – 15 % compared with ordinary petrol. Thus, biofuel is the future in rectifying the environmental impacts of energy use as well as curtailing our reliance on fossil fuel.
Cogeneration is the generation of electricity through utilization of steam left-over from electricity generation to produce heat.
GFII’s cogeneration plant generates low-carbon alternative energy that powers up the national electricity grid to enhance energy security and self-sufficiency.
The excess bagasse of sugarcane feeds-up the Steam Turbine Generator (STG) in generating 16 MW of renewable power. On the other hand, spent wash – a residual liquid waste from distillation process, thru Biogas Engine Generator (BEG) generates 3 MW of renewable power.