International Sugar Journal

S-BEAT: A preliminary cost estimation method for the sugarcane biorefinery* [Full subscriber]

Abstract In recent years, key stakeholders within the South African sugar industry have been assessing the potential to further diversify their product portfolios. The suggested route is to assess the available sugar mill streams for their potential to manufacture value-added products. In principle, a multitude of new revenue streams can be generated which will serve markets of different sizes and values. As a first stage assessment to allow for the selection of the most economically attractive product or process candidates, the Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC had developed the New Product Greenhouse (NPG) toolbox, by which the vast number of…

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