Mr. Vincent Chan
  • Description of Invention

    Sugarcane bagasse is normally thrown away. This waste will be later on end up at the land field. And this bagasse will release a harmful gas called methane gas. This is how multiple pollutions will occur. SweetBook is here from the inspiration of looking at the sugarcane juice seller in Pasar Malam. Per day they can "produce" 3 large sacks of bagasse, which easily weigh 10kg per sack.
    SweetBook created a Premium book from this so-called waste to "gold". Why sugarcane bagasse you may ask, this bagasse biodegrade faster than any other material which is within 90 days. Bagasse is a fibrous residue left after the sugarcane is crushed for extraction of its juice. It contains about 48-50% moisture, 65-68% fibre and 2-4% sugar, and other minor constituents. The cellulose content of bagasse makes it viable as a fibrous raw material in the paper industry. Bagasse has high fibrous content and consumes less than 15% of the chemicals required for treating regular raw wood. Bagasse paper is also more durable and lighter than regular paper and can be mixed with other agricultural byproducts to make ultra-lightweight papers and boards. We at SweetBook also plan to create a sustainable ecosystem whereby this book can be used as natural fertilizer once it has done its purpose. We implementing the "Robin Hood" method whereby we are going to sell this as a premium product. The profit from the sales will translate to giving these SweetBooks to the indigenous kids. Buyers can also buy to donate by using our subscription plan. 
    SweetBook has a plan to also collaborate with the ready market product that can adapt quickly our concept, for example, book publishers.

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Status

    • TRL Status: 2