Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice. It is currently used as a biofuel and as a renewable resource in the manufacture of pulp and paper products and building materials.
A base load generator provides power at a more-or-less constant output level to the electricity system outside of temporary shut down for maintenance. In Australia, brown or black coal generation plants provide base load power. Base load generation can be contrasted to flexible generation, typically hydro or gas-fired generation in Australia (although some coal plant capacity can perform this function) which varies in response to the level of demand. Base load generation can also be contrasted against intermittent generation, which is available only when the underlying renewable resource is available (e.g. when the wind is blowing). See also Intermittent Generation.
Black liquor is the spent cooking liquor from the kraft process when digesting pulpwood into paper pulp removing lignin, hemicelluloses and other extractives from the wood to free the cellulose fibers.
Facilities whose operation have a fundamental bearing on the financial position or reputation of the relevant business.