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Sugar beet: Planting, harvesting and cleaning [Full subscriber]

Once a new sugar beet variety has been developed, seed production begins. The seed is multiplied where the climate and soil guarantee the optimum quality. The agronomic advantage of the […]

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Can you hear the beet?  [Full subscriber]

Today about three-quarters of the world’s sugar is supplied from cane which is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions; one-quarter is supplied from beet grown in more temperate climates. The […]

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Laboratory chemicals  [Full subscriber]

Horne’s dry lead, consisting of a mixture of 4 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.PbO and 3 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.2PbO, was known in 1904. In 1942 Bates noted that basic lead acetate was the most […]

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Animal feeds [Full subscriber]

Aquaculture is a fast growing segment of agriculture. The manufacture of feeds for shrimps or prawns is important in Asia where 90% of the global aquaculture production is found. A […]

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Clarifier development [Full subscriber]

Lionnet (2013)  noted that “in 1894  Deming patented a settling tank which was the forerunner of modern continuous clarifiers; Davies in 1936 gave 176 references covering 21 different types of […]

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Vinasse and black liquor: Incineration [Full subscriber]

The Kraft process for paper making from wood pulp was invented in 1879 and used in 1890. In the early 1930s the recovery boiler enabled the recovery and reuse of the inorganic pulping […]

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Vinasse: A difficult material [Full subscriber]

Meyer et al. in 2016 state that “The upsurge in alcohol production from sugarcane products and the resultant availability of vast amounts of distillery stillage, known as vinasse in the […]

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Silica: Its determination in cane products [Full subscriber]

The impacts of silicon are well covered in the literature, with at least two international conferences devoted to the subject. The International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM) […]

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Co-Products in ISSCT: 2013 – 2019 [Full subscriber]

A previous Blackboard (Lionnet, 2019) looked at the major topics dealt with in 2013, 2016 and 2018 co-products ISSCT sessions. Data from the 2019 ISSCT Congress are now available; they […]

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Origin of sugarcane: New ideas [Full subscriber]

During the 2017 South African Sugar Technologists Association congress Lloyd Evans and Joshi published two papers summarising their work on the origin of sugarcane. These authors used molecular taxonomy, the […]

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