International Sugar Journal

Comparison of beet and sugarcane production methods and opportunities for dual production* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         There are still large differences in process steam consumption, sugar yield and plant availability when comparing sugar production from beet versus that from cane on a global scale.  These are partly due to higher sugar contents and purities of sugar beet, but also due to more developed process technologies enabling a more efficient usage of steam and energy.  We have many decades of experience working as process consultants for both industries and have successfully adapted technologies typically employed in European beet sugar production in many cane sugar factories in different countries.  Specific areas of a cane factory that can…

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