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Industry 4.0: Cybersecurity [Full subscriber]

Introduction The increasing digitalization of companies and the associated networking of nearly all sectors are generating tremendous economic potential. Figure 1. Why is industrial security so important? Today over 20 […]

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Are sugar companies exploiting the cache of social responsibility?1

Companies embracing sustainability realize that this requires embracing a range of actions. Research2 from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, highlights one. It offers a compelling insight […]

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Xylooligosaccharides: Bagasse sugars as prebiotics [Full subscriber]

The agroindustry has been focusing for some time on the recovery of lignocellulosic by-products to produce sustainable ingredients targeting the feed, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. Lignocellulosic materials or […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [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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Sugar reduction/replacement sector will remain a niche player in the sweetener market [Full subscriber]

The demonization of sugar has given birth to the sugar reduction sector, and in the recent past, accelerated it. Mass media is replete with reports from anti-sugar evangelists and health […]

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Take 2! How long before climate change makes sugar a rarity?

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer During the current summer, flooding, searing […]

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Review of 32nd Session of ICUMSA [Registered]

The 32nd ICUMSA Session was held from June 14 to June 16, 2021, as a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid crisis around the world.  Like for many other […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market Overview Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to a 4-1/2 year high on 16th August to US¢20.05/lb. Dealers said diminished prospects for production in Centre-South Brazil had helped to […]

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Microbial polysaccharides at the sugar factory [Registered]

Sucrose deterioration can be attributed to physical, chemical, enzymatic, and microbial deterioration. During microbial deterioration, a variety of extracellular polysaccharides or long chain sugar molecules (EPS, e.g., dextran, fructan), oligosaccharides […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market Overview October raw sugar futures in New York closed at 17.67 cents per lb on 21st July. March futures rose to 18.09 cents per pound. White sugar futures in […]

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