Sugar industry

A power plant near South Bay, Fla., generates electricity using bagasse, a byproduct from the refining of sugar cane. Sugar is a main economic driver in Clewiston, Fla., and other communities near <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000047" title="Lake Okeechobee" href="/topic/environmental-issues/lake-okeechobee-PLTRA0000047.topic">Lake Okeechobee</a>.
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( Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post / August 9, 2007 )

A power plant near South Bay, Fla., generates electricity using bagasse, a byproduct from the refining of sugar cane. Sugar is a main economic driver in Clewiston, Fla., and other communities near Lake Okeechobee.

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