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Increasing the Efficiency of Sugar in Energy Processes in Pakistan

Bagasse, a waste of the sugar industry, is used to produce electricity for the factory where it’s generated or fed into the domestic energy grid. This process is highly variable and inefficient.

The productivity and efficiency of generating electricity from bagasse varies. Inefficient technologies account for higher energy consumption and a waste of energy resources. For example, an average sugar mill in Pakistan consumes about 1250 MJ/ton, much more than their Indian counterparts, which consume only 935 MJ/ton. This excess energy consumption translates to higher costs and increased emissions of greenhouse gases. The Switch Asia project is intended to “promote sustainable growth, contribute to economic prosperity, reduce poverty, and mitigate climate change.” It will do so by enhancing the resource efficiency of the sugar sector with the adoption of Resource and Energy Efficiency (R&EE) technologies.

The CSCP will support Pakistan’s State Bank in the development of policy for financing R&EE investment in the sector. It will train the lending institution and bank staff. They will learn to assess credit risk and to develop frameworks and instruments to inform risk guarantees, helping banks finance R&EE technology up-grades. The CSCP will also work as a peer reviewer of SME’s business cases used to apply for R&EE financing from public and private lending institutes.

For further informations please contact Ahmad Hafiz.