Every part of the cane is put to good use in the sugar refinery
At all stages of the sugar-refining process, each type of cane residue becomes a coproduct which is put to good use:
- Scum: provides organic elements and is used by planters to fertilise the fields
- Bagasse: cane fibre after grinding: it produces two sources of energy: steam which is used in the sugar-refining process, and electricity which supplies the Reunion grid
- Molasses: is transferred to the three distilleries in Réunion for the production of traditional rum. It can also be used in local animal feed to increase the palatability of foods.