International Sugar Journal

The variability and drivers of the carbon footprint of cane sugar [Full subscriber]

The carbon footprint (GHG emissions) of sugar is of increasing interest to sugar users and consumers. This study considers the potential variability on a global basis of the carbon footprint of cane sugar, and investigates the key drivers affecting this variability. A mathematical model was built to represent the production of sugar from field to market. Key input values were replaced by ranges to reflect the variability and uncertainty associated with the diversity of sugar production scenarios worldwide. Monte Carlo simulation was carried out to simulate the effect of these variations on the model outputs, which were assessed against the…

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