Establishing Technology to Completely Utilize Sugarcane and Expand Biomass Use
Mitsui Sugar's role in this project is to demonstrate technologies for manufacturing polyphenols produced as a by-product from the saccharification of bagasse, and develop the market for the polyphenols. For the last two decades, we have been producing various extracts from the sugar processing, in order to completely utilize sugarcane. Sugarcane is an environmentally friendly crop that offers superior carbon fixation, and it is a sustainable resource when used as biomass generated by sugar processing plants. With the help of Toray's technology, we hope we establish new technologies to fully utilize sugarcane as biomass, thereby expanding its applications.