Sugarcane is a C4 plant, which means it is equipped with a turbocharged method of photosynthesis. This system makes it one of the world's most efficient crops at turning the natural power of the sun into food and energy.
Because sugarcane is uniquely plentiful, the plant alone provides nearly all the raw materials needed for the sugar-making process. Comprised of roughly 75% water, 10% sucrose, 10% fiber and 5% molasses, when our sugarcane reaches the mill, it brings in the food products we make (sugar and molasses), the water to make them and more than enough all-natural plant fiber to generate eco-friendly power for the entire process. In fact, a single sugarcane stalk amazingly contains roughly 30 teaspoons of sugar, 6 teaspoons of molasses, 6 ounces of bagasse fuel and 1 quart of water.