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Vinasse: A difficult material [Full subscriber]

Meyer et al. in 2016 state that “The upsurge in alcohol production from sugarcane products and the resultant availability of vast amounts of distillery stillage, known as vinasse in the dilute form or condensed molasses solubles (CMS) in the concentrated form, has challenged both factory and field management to use these co-products as a source of potassium (K) fertiliser, while minimising negative environmental effects.” This is a concise and clear description of the impact of vinasse in the sugarcane industry. Over the last 7 years many technical and financial investigations involving vinasse have been published; this is likely to continue…

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