International Sugar Journal

Sugarcane production and research in China † [Full subscriber]

This paper describes the progress of the sugarcane industry in China, as well as the major characteristics of sugarcane production systems and R&D. Over the past 8 years, production area expanded by 47.87%, total sugarcane production increased by 79.54%, cane yield per hectare by 21.26% and annual sugar production by 83.12%. Sugar consumption in China has also grown steadily. Sugarcane was mainly grown in Central-South Guangxi, Southwest Yunnan, West of Guangdong and Northern Hainan. For energy production from sugarcane, national research projects have been carried out. Pilot study showed that the cost of ethanol production from sugarcane could be reduced…

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