International Sugar Journal

The potential of biotechnology in the sugarcane industry: Are you ready for the next evolution? † [Full subscriber]

Sustainability of the sugarcane industry relies heavily on the realisation that sugar, molasses and bagasse can no longer be considered as the final products of a sugar factory. Innovation through biotechnology has the potential to provide a sustainable, competitive edge to the value addition of sugarcane products and processes. Biotechnology can be defined as a combination of technologies which use biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof to produce or modify products or processes for specific use. Recent advances in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics provide access to an enormous information base for facilitating the choice of suitable microorganisms and enzymes…

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