International Sugar Journal
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Industry 4.0: Predictive Maintenance [Full subscriber]

Introduction Since the beginning of process operations, maintenance has been the key to survival. Whenever we look into historical descriptions of early operations, there is a workshop not far from […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Full subscriber]

March raw sugar futures fell to 19.83 cents per lb on November 17th after hitting a seven-month peak of 20.44 cents on November 16th. As the analyst, Tobin Grey at […]

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Reflections on the year

The following quote from the play The History Boys by Alan Bennet must resonate with most, not only those in the sugar industry. When a sixth former is asked to […]

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Uncertainties and collective approach

By the time this editorial is published, Brazil will have a newly elected President in charge. As the number one exporter on international sugar markets and given the commitments taken […]

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Industry 4.0: Blockchain & Internet of Things: The best of both worlds optimally combined [Full subscriber]

  When the term blockchain is used, almost everyone thinks of Bitcoin. But then, cryptocurrency is only one of the many possible applications of this technology: blockchains are decentralized digital […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

March Raw sugar futures on ICE settled at 18.39 cents per pound on Oct. 20, while the. May was lower at 17.50 cents. In London, the December white sugar contract […]

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Embrace biofuels for sustainable climate actions

The global sugar industry is at the cusp of exciting times. While the demand for sugar is plateauing, sugarcane, in particular, doubles up as an energy crop. This is finding […]

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What is an algorithm? [Full subscriber]

For many, an algorithm implies a set of rules based objectively on empirical evidence or data. It also suggests a system that is highly complex1. However, “complexity” is a relative […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

October raw sugar settled at 17.93 cents per lb on September 20th, extending the market’s rebound from the seven-week low of 17.50 cents set a day earlier. The December white sugar […]

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Why it’s essential to drive sustainability in the sugarcane sector, now

Climate change is impacting sugarcane production. Bonsucro, the leading global sustainability platform for sugarcane, has increasingly heard from its members how the adverse impacts of drought, heavy rainfall, and extreme […]

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