Definition of bagasse in English:



  • [mass noun] The dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane.

    • ‘A first step was to find an economic use for the pomace and for bagasse, the by-product of the sugar industry.’
    • ‘Chalillo's opponents point to untapped power sources like bagasse - the stalk refuse from sugarcane - as an alternative to the dam.’
    • ‘NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative has proposed demolishing several existing buildings and building an electricity generator powered by bagasse, waste from crushing sugar cane and trash, the green tips of sugar cane.’
    • ‘The generators will burn the cane by-product, bagasse, as well as the weed lantana.’
    • ‘Kimberly-Clark also uses bagasse in paper towels and tissues.’
    • ‘Ethanol and gasoline will be blended to generate electricity on a sustainable basis through the use of bagasse, a by-product of the milling process.’
    • ‘Unlike conventional ethanol, bioethanol is made not from grain, but from cellulosic biomass, such as wheat straw, sugar cane bagasse, and corn stovers and stalks left over after harvesting.’
    • ‘A production plant under construction in Jennings, La., will produce ethanol from rice hulls and bagasse (the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane).’
    • ‘There are notebooks made of bagasse, a product of sugarcane waste, a renewable eco-friendly material.’
    • ‘We offer Bagasse pulp products in bleached (white) or unbleached (light brown) option.’
    • ‘The plant will convert biomass - including bagasse (a fibrous residue resulting from the sugar extraction from cane) and the cane leaves and trash - into electricity.’
    • ‘The cane stalks are slowly introduced into the processing plant to squeeze out the sugar, leaving behind a brown, straw-like residue called bagasse.’
    • ‘Use ‘eco-board, ‘which is free of wood and made from bagasse.’
    • ‘This is the third year SucraTech has been developing products from bagasse, the by-product of cane, and blending them with molasses to produce a stock feed supplement for pigs, cattle and poultry.’
    • ‘It'll generate enough electricity to power 7,000 homes, by processing bagasse, the fibrous matter left over from cane crushing.’
    • ‘Spreckelsville introduced five-roller grinding to reduce sugar loss, utilised bagasse (cane waste) to replace coal, and irrigated on a vastly larger scale to reduce labour costs.’
    • ‘For experiments to make and test guayule-composite particleboard, Nakayama sent air-dried guayule bagasse to colleague at Madison, Wisconsin.’
    • ‘SRI is committed to helping clients produce high quality bagasse as an energy feedstock and to improving bagasse storage and handling practices.’
    • ‘Nakayama used acetone, a solvent, to extract the resin from guayule bagasse.’
    • ‘The Shree Tatyasaheb Kore Warana, is a sugar factory that produces 40000 tons of bagasse a year.’


Early 19th century: from French, from Spanish bagazo pulp.