Sugarcane is the primary raw material for sugar production. Essential products used in daily life. However, sugarcane is also factor that bring many values ​​to the economy and the environment such as:

1. Economic value from root to tip

Biologically, sugarcane is very adaptable to arable land. So it is easy to grow in many different generation areas. With regenerative ability, after each harvest, farmers can process sugarcane fields, taking care of the root sprouts to continue to grow for the next crop, helping to reduce production costs. It maintains the sugarcane growing area in our country at over 270,000 ha/year, corresponding to an average output of 1.3 – 1.5 million tons/year.

In addition, industrially, sugarcane can bring economic values ​​from root to tip. When it is possible to produce sugar, alcohol, plywood, and paper from sugarcane stalks. Sugar cane tops and leaves make green manure. And molasses is used as a raw material for biofuel production such as yeast, alcohol, etc.

2. Mitigate global warming

Not only bring benefits to human health and socioeconomic. Sugar cane also contributes to reducing the negative effects of global warming. Because according to scientists from the Carnegie Research Institute (USA), “Natural crops such as food crops, or ancient copper will increase the temperature in the area. However, sugarcane plants can reflect sunlight into space. And water evaporates in this area via satellite images. Therefore, this crop could be the solution to help cool the Earth.”

In addition, biofuels can produce from sugarcane. In Brazil, about a quarter of cars run on fuel made from sugar cane. And using biofuels helps to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, compared to fossil fuels.

3. Eco-friendly products

Before the problems of plastic waste pollution in Vietnam. The agricultural by-products from sugar cane such as bagasse, beginning to recycle. It improves the value of materials into environmentally friendly products such as bagasse straws, and bagasse bowls. Help reduce single-use plastic products. And what’s more, these products will break down relatively quickly and convert to the soil. Thanks to their biodegradability (certified according to the US ASTM standard. And this land is used to grow sugarcane, and start a new closed cycle.

Moreover, they are also used by factories as fuel. Because this process is significantly more environmentally friendly than burning fossil fuels. When minimizing the amount of CO2, and harmful substances such as carbon monoxide and particulate matter.

Thereby, we can see the value chains that sugarcane brings. The sugar industry not only brings high economic efficiency but also helps to develop sustainable factors in the production process.