International Sugar Journal
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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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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market analysis While the combination of market fundamentals and sentiment are informing the sugar price, currently stumbling along at US¢10/lb (as of 20th April), the emerging new normal that is […]

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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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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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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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