International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot – April [Full subscriber]

Market overview On 18th March, raw sugar futures on ICE hit 18-month lows to 10.83 cents per lb. While the coronavirus pandemic is having an extensive impact on the global […]

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Coronavirus – reflection + speculation = misinformation

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde   With the exception of communities in remote parts, few would not have heard of coronavirus Covid-19 by now and […]

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Digital agriculture – traversing the intrinsic vs novelty value of emerging technologies

We live in a connected world. This is driven by the powerful technology trends informed by the continuing rise in processing power, storage, and bandwidth at ever-lower costs along with […]

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The Blackboard

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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Monthly Snapshot – March [Full subscriber]

Market overview The March raw sugar was at 15.55 cents per lb on 19th February. This was a slight drop from the to a 2-1/2 year high of 15.90 cents […]

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The Blackboard

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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Monthly Snapshot – February [Full subscriber]

Market overview It is apparent that market fundamentals have taken the driving seat in the global market place. The expectations of a global deficit in the crop year 2019/20 that […]

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Sugar beet production challenges in EU amidst regulatory hurdles

As we start a new decade in a world driven by social media and half-truths, there is a need to establish the truth about the threats to world sugar production […]

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The Blackboard

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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The faltering bioeconomy

Well remember attending the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology event in Edinburgh in October 2010. The event was buzzing with hope for the emerging biobased chemicals sector, despite the perception […]

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