International Sugar Journal

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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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Market overview On 18th December, March 20 raw sugar futures in New York traded at USc 13.43. Prospect of tighter supply appears to be key driver, with investor funds spilling […]

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The Blackboard

Origin of sugarcane: New ideas [Full subscriber]

During the 2017 South African Sugar Technologists Association congress Lloyd Evans and Joshi published two papers summarising their work on the origin of sugarcane. These authors used molecular taxonomy, the […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Full subscriber]

Market Overview As we head towards 2020, it is apparent that market fundamentals have restrained any significant sway in prices. Over the past year, the nearby sugar futures have traded […]

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Reflections on the year

As per last year, this year recalled the truism that sugar operates in a bear market and is occasionally bullish when inclement weather significantly impacts output in key producing regions. […]

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