PRIVATE POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD

 

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

MINISTRY OF WATER & POWER

   
   
  CO-GENERATION  
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Pakistan being the fifth largest sugarcane producer in the world has the potential to generate more than 2,000 MW electricity through Co-Generation.

 

Cogeneration is a high efficiency energy system that produces both electricity (and mechanical power) and valuable heat from a single fuel source.

 

Bagasse (process waste of sugar industry) is a fibrous residue of cane stalk obtained after crushing. It contains only 4% ash and no sulphur and has a Net Calorific Value of 1,850-1,900 kcal/kg. When burned in quantity, bagasse produces sufficient heat energy to supply all the needs of a typical sugar mill, with energy to spare. To this end, a secondary use of bagasse is in Co-Generation.

 

Development of Co-Generation plants based on high pressure boilers is gaining momentum worldwide. Co-Generation by sugar mills by utilizing bagasse and coal provides one of the most economically viable option for thermal power generation, yet it remains largely unexploited in Pakistan.

 

 
     
 
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