International Sugar Journal

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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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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