The Sugar Energy Development Project (SEDP) supported the first phase of the Bagasse Energy Development Program (BEDP) in Mauritius. This program, which began in 1991, emerged from the Sugar Action Plan (SAP) and sought to improve the performance of the sugar industry through greater productivity and product diversification. The latter included the increased production of bagasse, the fibrous waste product of sugar production. The program's objectives were to optimize use of bagasse for electricity generation by 2000 and identify uses of sugar biomass other than bagasse for power production.
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