Potential of By-products from the Production Process of Coffee, Rice, Sugar Cane and Corn in Colombia

J.L. Rivera Gil & A. Suaza Montalvo
Colombia bases its economy on agricultural production and agro-industry, among the main agricultural products, we find rice and coffee, and on the agro-industries' products we have Brown Sugarloaf and Sugar, obtained from sugar cane, and corn flour using Corn feedstock. The process for obtaining these five products generate about eleven million tons of wastes annually, of which only a small amount is used in its generation point either as fertilizer, animal feed or heat generation...