International Sugar Journal

Have we reached peak CCS? † [Full subscriber]

An increase in commercial cane sugar (CCS) is up to 1.8 times more valuable than a sucrose yield increase due to improved cane yield, because increased CCS does not attract high marginal costs in harvesting, transport and milling as does increased cane yield. Despite the priority in research and development investment to increasing CCS in past decades, industry mean CCS has fluctuated between 13 and 14% over the past 15 years with no obvious trend upward or downward. In this paper we consider limits to CCS and sucrose content in sugarcane and what may be done to address these limits.…

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