International Sugar Journal
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Black soldier fly larva as a bioconversion agent [Full subscriber]

The global food demand is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, with major shifts most likely happening in diets favoring animal-based and protein-rich foods [1]. Soybean and fish are […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

March raw sugar closed at 19.07 cents per lb on 20th January. The contract earlier hit 19.18 cents, its highest since late December. However, dealers said crude oil looks unlikely […]

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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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Trends in biobased products R&D and new build activity in 2021 [Registered]

Against the constant reminder that sugar operates in a bear market, and diversification is imperative for sugar companies to cushion them against volatility, very few have tipped their toes in […]

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Fumaric Acid [Full subscriber]

Fumaric acid has been identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the “top 12” building block chemicals that can be potentially manufactured using renewable feedstocks [1]. Owing […]

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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar futures on ICE hit their lowest in four months on 2nd December, following that the Omicron coronavirus variant could batter a nascent global economic recovery. The March raw […]

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Industry 4.0: Simulation [Full subscriber]

Simulation in the process industry and specifically in sugar factories is not breathtakingly new. Most processes are designed in a lab model first, and then scaled up to the industrial […]

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Monthly snapshot December [Full subscriber]

March raw sugar closed down at 20.18 cents per lb on 18th November, after peaking at 20.69 cents, the highest level for the front month since February 2017. White sugar, […]

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Reflections on the current sugar market dynamics

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change have impacted the fortunes not only in the sugar industry. The frequency of extreme hot weather and record temperatures and rainfall has increased […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar futures in New York ended significantly higher as the market continued its recovery from previous losses. A weakening of the US dollar was seen as supportive. The benchmark […]

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