Volume 86 Issue 19 | pp. 44-45
Issue Date: May 12, 2008

Sweet Success

Innovations in agricultural and processing practices extend the range of products derived from the sugar industry
Department: Science & Technology, ACS News | Collection: Sustainability

THE SUGAR INDUSTRY may be one of the oldest in the Western hemisphere, but it continues to innovate. Those innovations come in areas that include the agricultural practices used to grow sugarcane, the methods to process sucrose, and the technology to convert sugar or leftover portions of the sugarcane plant into high-value goods, including polymers or biofuels.

At the American Chemical Society spring national meeting in New Orleans, researchers reported on recent advances in these . . .

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