Comparison of beet and cane sugar production methods and opportunities for dual production

There are still large differences in process steam consumption, sugar recovery and plant availability when comparing sugar production from beet versus that from cane on a global scale. These are partly due to higher sugar contents and purities of sugar beet, but also due to more developed process technologies enabling a more efficient usage of steam and energy. Specific areas of a cane factory that can benefit from adaption technologies typically employed in European beet sugar production are: heat-transfer equipment especially evaporators and condensers, sugar-house work including seed magma systems by cooling and improved crystallizer designs, close monitoring . . .

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