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Introduction to industrial biotechnology [Full subscriber]

OECD defines biotechnology as “The application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents”. While industrial (white) biotechnology focuses on the “Application of biotechnology for […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar for March delivery settled at 19.82 cents/pound on January 18 after reaching a two-and-a-half-week high earlier in the session at 20.25 cents. The white sugar contract expiring in […]

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Trends in biobased products R&D and new build activity in 2022

Arguably, the high-value-low-volume biobased sector offers sugar companies great diversification choices. Driven by synthetic biology, the technology will become pervasive in most sectors. As Boston Consulting Group points out, “By […]

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Exascale computing – transformative next generation supercomputer [Full subscriber]

Introduction Supercomputing, or high-performance computing (HPC), enables scientists and engineers to push the edge of what is possible for science and innovation. Using HPC-based modelling and simulation, they can study […]

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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

March raw sugar settled at 20.33 cents per lb by 1245 GMT on Dec. 19, while the March white sugar settled at US$557.40/tonne. March raws 2.5% in the previous week […]

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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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