International Sugar Journal

The development of a screening tool to identify new products for the South African sugarcane industry* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The production of new revenue streams within the sugarcane industry would represent an opportunity to enhance economic stability and sustainability of the industry. However, identifying the most commercially feasible new product option from the numerous possibilities available is a challenge. The Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC developed the New Products Greenhouse (NPG) toolbox as a screening tool for generating a first-pass assessment of the commercial feasibility of new products. The NPG screening approach considers key aspects pertaining to the successful implementation of a bio-based product in a South African sugarcane biorefinery and integrates feedstock competition, market, technology and economic…

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