International Sugar Journal

How combine harvesting of green cane billets with different levels of trash affects production and processing. Part II: Pilot plant processing to sugar [Full subscriber]

New refineries in Louisiana, USA are requesting Louisiana sugarcane factories to deliver very high pol/very low color (VHP/VLC) raw sugar with low ash concentrations. This higher quality raw sugar will allow both growers and factory processors to share economic premiums from the new refineries. A comprehensive factory trash trial was conducted in Louisiana to determine how different speeds of the extractor fans on two combine harvesters (John Deere 3500 and 3510 models) affect trash levels of green billets from L 99-226 commercial sugarcane variety (ripener treated) as well as upstream and downstream processing. Fan speeds of 1050, 850 and 650…

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