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Crystallography [Registered]

Moore (1972) states that crystallography, the science of the structure of crystals, began when relations between the faces of crystals were determined; in 1969 the interfacial angles (angle between lines […]

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‘America first’, Australia sighs, Mexico waits

The US President Donald Trump signed an executive order cancelling the country’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal soon after taking office. The pact between US, Japan and […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Market Overview With the sugar price close to 21¢ in the 3rd week in February, the consensus among analysts is that this is probably due to tight supplies. While most […]

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Empowering workers with knowledge and driving competitiveness

The Industrial Revolution in good part was driven by reformers heralding state funded universal schooling that helped supply educated workforce to man innovations and drive prosperity. There is no disputing, […]

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Losses:  pol lost in bagasse   [Full subscriber]

Spencer & Meade (1945) note than losses fall into two categories: determined losses, that is losses which can be measured, such as pol losses in bagasse and in filter cake, […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Sugar futures trading saw prices plummet on January 19th. Analysts suggest a combination of reasons. Focus Economics says “”The elimination of sugar quotas in the European Union starting this year will likely boost supply and is expected to cause sugar prices to drop in the near future”.

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Addressing productivity challenges through data analytics

During the early ‘80s, I worked as a volunteer at an agricultural development project in Malkerns, Swaziland training and rehabilitating young adults with physical handicaps and minor mental disability. A […]

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Material balances: Pan floor [Registered]

Material balances over the pan floor are often needed. Here a 3-boiling system with a refinery liquor input, producing high pol raw sugar and final molasses is considered. Again the […]

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Material balances: Cane handling [Registered]

Figure 1 represents an imaginary cane cleaning station which receives green whole stalk cane. For cane payment purposes the cane is weighed, sampled and analysed. It is then dry cleaned […]

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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Market Overview There should be little doubt that the raw sugar futures (basis March 2017 contract) price drop of 17% from the peak of some USc23.0/lb in September ’16 to […]

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