International Sugar Journal

Direct clear juice – the production of clear juice in a sugarcane diffuser at Maidstone factory* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC (SMRI) performed pilot scale experiments in 2011 to assess the feasibility of producing clear juice (CJ) directly in a sugarcane diffuser. Based on the promising results of these trials, a conventional, counter-current diffuser at Maidstone factory was modified to allow it to be switched between normal mode and a mode that allowed it to produce clear juice directly (Direct Clear Juice or DCJ mode). The diffuser was run in DCJ mode for a number of days during the 2013 season. The quality of juice from the diffuser was assessed and compared with the…

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