RESEARCH AREAS

RESEARCHING POSSIBILITIES FOR BETTER PROCESSING AND SERVING THE GLOBAL SUGAR INDUSTRY FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS

Projects on sugarcane and sugarbeet, manufacturing and refining, and long-term and short-term projects are kept in balance in the research program, and monitored by S.P.R.I.’s Research and Advisory Committee. Long-term projects include identification & separation of non-sucrose minor constituents that affect process efficiency related to affination, clarification, decolorization, filtration, evaporation, crystallization, drying & conditioning, sugar recovery and product quality.

Areas of Research

  • Nature of Cane and Beet Colorant and Color Occlusion and Color Removal
  • Role of Invert, pH and SO2 on Color Formation and Sucrose Loss
  • New Product Development of Low Purity Process Streams
  • Degradation of Sugarcane and Sugarbeets
  • Scale Inhibitors – Cause, Effect and Solutions
  • Sugar Quality – Natural, Biotech and Assays for Biofuel
  • Quality of Products, Flavor and Odor – Influence of Trace Components
  • Clarifying Agents – Effect on Color and Product Quality
  • Biomass Analysis and Utilization

Value Added New Products

  • Food Based Products
  • By-Products

Technical Reports for our sponsors

Composition of the Soluble, Nondialyzable Material in Raw Cane Sugar

The Effects of Sulfur Dioxide in Sugar Processing: Comparing Model Sucrose and Cane Juice Systems

Membrane Treatment of Low Purity Recovery House Streams: Potential New Product Development Using Membranes

Commentary on HACCP in Raw Sugar Processing: Assuring Consumer Safety and Regulatory Compliance A Look to the Future

Turbidity Measurement of Sugar: Comparing NTU and ICU Methods

The Specialty Sucrose Market: A Look at an Important Niche

Effect of Macromolecules on Sugar Processing: Comparison of Cane and Beet Macromolecules

A Rapid Starch Test for Use in Cane Mills

Comparison of Two Methods of Volatile Analysis for Determining the Causes of Off-Odors in White Beet Sugars – SPME and Headspace

The Effect of Ozone on Off-Odors in Beet Sugar