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Increased sugar recovery through improved mill sanitation and biocide application

Undetermined sucrose loss during the processing of sugarcane to sugar is estimated between 1-2%, with most of this attributed to microbial degradation. This project aims to identify the major source of microbial contamination, and test the effectiveness of biocide treatments to reduce microbial degradation in sugar mills.

Project date

18 May 2020-30 Jun 2021
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Principal investigator

Anthea Fernando

Research organisation

Bundaberg Sugar

Project led by


Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for …

  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body, Research service providers

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