International Sugar Journal

Sugar industries in French West Africa on the verge of collapsing from smuggling

Smuggling of sugar is not a new phenomenon. At the turn of the 19th century when Russia was a major global producer, sugar was smuggled from the country to as […]

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Boiler waters [Full subscriber]

Boiler waters namely feed water (FW), the water supplied to, and boiler water (BW) the water contained inside boilers are a vast, complicated topic. In many sugarcane factories the management […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to bear down on prices. The situation is unlikely to change in the near future. In its latest quarterly report, International Sugar Organization (ISO) refined the […]

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Paying cane growers for bagasse also!

As with most things in life, cane payment systems are amenable to change and open for review, goaded not only by scientific and technical advances that heighten its value from […]

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Boiler stacks [Registered]

During a congress opening presentation in 2015 Peter Rein quoted Lubin and Esty (2010) as follows: “Sustainability has been identified as a megatrend, which requires businesses to adapt and innovate […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Registered]

Market overview Amidst global sugar surplus, with demand relatively stagnant and the prospect of price recovery literally in the hand of gods through some weather calamity impacting supply, traders and […]

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Toll sugar refineries face toil in the market place

In an attempt to demonstrate the fact that mental acuity does not decline with age, The New York Times reported the following (apocryphal) story a few years ago. A couple […]

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Non – condensable gases [Full subscriber]

Although non-condensable gases (NCG) have important practical effects on heat transfer, this topic is not popular in classical sugar technology texts. Spencer and Meade (1948) and van der Poel et […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Market overview Global glut continues to bear heavily on sugar futures. March raw sugar was at 13.03 cents/lb on 18th January. Worries about the market being deluged remained in focus […]

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Another bear year awaits sugar futures

Last year, sugar was the worst performing of the soft commodities, with New York-traded raw sugar futures falling by 22% and London white sugar dropping by over 31%, amidst the […]

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