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The dry, fibrous residue remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugarcane, used as a source of cellulose for some paper products.

[French, from Spanish bagazo, dregs, from Latin bāca, berry.]
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1. (Plants) the pulp remaining after the extraction of juice from sugar cane or similar plants: used as fuel and for making paper, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: megass or megasse a type of paper made from bagasse fibres
[C19: from French, from Spanish bagazo dregs, refuse, from baga husk, from Latin bāca berry]
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crushed sugarcane or beet refuse from sugar making.
[1820–30; < French < American Spanish, Sp bagazo < Latin bāca berry]
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Noun1.bagasse - the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
pulp - a mixture of cellulose fibers
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Conscious Convenience, the online store that sells cutlery and home products made from Areca leaves, bagasse and other bio-degradable materials, is one such initiative.
According to the available documents, power production in December with hydel source was 17.29pc, coal 20.25pc, residual fuel oil 12.06pc, gas 21.76pc, re-gasified liquefied natural gas 12.44pc, nuclear 11.62pc, import (Iran) 0.47pc, mixed 0.31pc, wind 2.21pc, bagasse 0.91pc and solar 0.69pc.
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The racetracks that can be bought along with the supercars are made from bagasse, which contains no additives or chemicals.
In a written reply to the question of Senator Mohammad Usman Khan, the Minister Incharge for Energy (Power Division) said, Development of power generation projects utilizing bagasse (sugarcane waste) is underway.
Indian Railways took another green initiative by deciding to do away with polymer plates and instead serve meals to the passengers on disposable plates made of eco-friendly bagasse.
Bagasse, the fibrous remains left behind after extracting sugarcane juice, is being used to make disposable cutlery and containers in which meals will be served.
Hence, purchase from bagasse co-generation power projects on priority would lead to displacement of supplies from the cheap and efficient conventional sources of energy generation, which would impact the basket prices.
While justifying decision of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority that set a higher tariff for bagasse power plants, Kayani said the upfront tariff set in 2013 was based on cheaper sources of energy, adding bagasse-based projects provided an opportunity for substantial foreign exchange savings in imports of furnace oil, liquefied natural gas and coal.