International Sugar Journal

Challenges by transferring proven efficient design from beet to cane based on practical experience* [Full subscriber]

Abstract In the past, developments in beet and cane sugar factories took place separately. Both industries used to rely on their local sugar institutes and technologists, who were best aware of the local economic conditions. One major difference between the cane and beet sugar industries is the energy supply issue: Cane sugar factories are self-sufficient in energy by burning bagasse, whereas beet sugar factories need to buy their primary energy. As a result, the beet sugar industry has been striving to improve energy efficiency. Nowadays cane sugar factories are keen on improving their energy efficiency, to maximise sell of surplus…

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