International Sugar Journal

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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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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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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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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Distant thunder reignites the fate of biofuels

One of the immediate consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been rocketing food prices as global markets factored in the loss of wheat and maize exports from one […]

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Yesterday, they were mired in a trade dispute at WTO; today, Brazil and India are partnering in biofuels production

In 2019, key sugar exporters, led by Brazil, lodged a formal complaint at the WTO against India over subsidies on sugar exports and support to its cane sector. Brazil claimed […]

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Consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for the EU sugar industry

European sugar beet growers express their solidarity with the Ukrainian people, farmers and sugar beet industry suffering from the war. In this situation, Europe has to reaffirm its ambition on […]

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EU sugar study ought to prompt the establishment of market-based solutions to enhance sector resilience

Political lobbying is the most effective instrument currently available to EU sugar stakeholders to manage the risks associated with their businesses, according to the recently published European Commission-sponsored study by […]

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Neonicotinoids remain the philosophers stone when it comes to addressing beet yellow virus

Since the restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids for treating sugar beet seed in September 2018 in the EU, various sugar industries have been applying for and securing emergency authorization […]

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