Definition of bagasse in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A first step was to find an economic use for the pomace and for bagasse, the by-product of the sugar industry.’
    • ‘For experiments to make and test guayule-composite particleboard, Nakayama sent air-dried guayule bagasse to colleague at Madison, Wisconsin.’
    • ‘Use ‘eco-board, ‘which is free of wood and made from bagasse.’
    • ‘The cane stalks are slowly introduced into the processing plant to squeeze out the sugar, leaving behind a brown, straw-like residue called bagasse.’
    • ‘Chalillo's opponents point to untapped power sources like bagasse - the stalk refuse from sugarcane - as an alternative to the dam.’
    • ‘It'll generate enough electricity to power 7,000 homes, by processing bagasse, the fibrous matter left over from cane crushing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are notebooks made of bagasse, a product of sugarcane waste, a renewable eco-friendly material.’
    • ‘The generators will burn the cane by-product, bagasse, as well as the weed lantana.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nakayama used acetone, a solvent, to extract the resin from guayule bagasse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Kimberly-Clark also uses bagasse in paper towels and tissues.’
    • ‘The Shree Tatyasaheb Kore Warana, is a sugar factory that produces 40000 tons of bagasse a year.’
    • ‘We offer Bagasse pulp products in bleached (white) or unbleached (light brown) option.’
    • ‘SRI is committed to helping clients produce high quality bagasse as an energy feedstock and to improving bagasse storage and handling practices.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’


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