International Sugar Journal

A global view of bioproducts: the sugarcane perspective* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         The sugar industry has been traditionally subjected to frequent and strong volatility in sugar prices, driven by many causes, but mostly by surpluses in global production.  The recent end of the EU Sugar Regime in 2017 created conditions for increased production of beet sugar with the termination of the quota system.  Many mills are aware of these changes, and the possible impacts, and are starting to consider alternatives for diversification of production.  These include a range of products beyond the traditional and obvious options of ethanol, biomass and electricity.  Diversification through the several feedstocks available at the mills (sugar,…

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