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Sugar Industry Abstracts

Sugar Industry Abstracts

"Sugar Industry Abstracts brings you the latest information on the sugar industry, from the agronomy of sugarcane and sugarbeet to economics, nutrition and health."

Sugar Industry Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on the sugar industry.

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Sugar Industry Abstracts

Sugar Industry Abstracts is a fully searchable database of abstracts and related full text documents reporting internationally published research on the sugar industry. It brings you the latest information, from the agronomy of sugarcane and sugarbeet to economics, nutrition and health.

Derived from CAB Abstracts, the database of applied life sciences and related topics, it includes all aspects of sugar crop breeding and agronomy (electronic version only), the manufacture of sugar from cane and beet, sugar refining, machinery, byproducts and their uses, sucrochemicals, plant-based fuel ethanol production, environmental issues, nutritional and economic aspects, and artificial sweeteners.

Each week Sugar Industry Abstracts delivers all the latest searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about the sugar industry. 

Created and indexed by subject specialists, SIA provides access to these abstracts using comprehensive indexing and classification codes. The database includes a fully searchable backfile to 1990 of over 1000,000 abstracts with over 5,000 new records added each year. It also includes over 8,000 full text documents in the CABI full text repository.  

Sugar Industry Abstracts is updated weekly online; the majority of its content is also available in print, delivered every other month with author, subject and serials cited indexes.

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Analysis and control
Analysis of chemical and physical properties of sugar industry raw materials (sugarcane, sugarbeet), intermediates (e.g. juice, syrup) and products (e.g. sugar, molasses).

  • quality standards
  • microbiology, including spoilage, contamination and decontamination
  • instrumentation used for the above analyses and for monitoring of the manufacturing process
  • automated analysis and control

Animal feeding
The use of:

  • sugarcane trash
  • bagasse
  • beet pulp
  • molasses
  • sugar
  • other sugar industry products
  • for feeding to livestock (as feeds in themselves or as supplements in other feeds).

Beet sugar manufacture
All aspects of the manufacture of sugar from sugarbeet:

  • beet reception
  • storage
  • washing
  • slicing
  • juice extraction
  • purification
  • evaporation
  • crystallization
  • centrifuging
  • drying
  • product storage
  • energy economy

Cane sugar manufacture
All aspects of the manufacture of sugar from sugarcane:

  • cane reception
  • juice extraction (milling or diffusion)
  • purification
  • evaporation
  • crystallization
  • centrifuging
  • drying
  • product storage
  • energy economy (including cogeneration)

Economics, legislation and regulations
All aspects of the economics of the sugar industry (including other products such as fuel ethanol):

  • costs and prices
  • financial performance of sugar companies and national sugar industries
  • international trade (including trade barriers and trade liberalization)
  • predictions of future conditions
  • supply and demand

Environmental issues
Effluents and other wastes from the sugar industry:

  • their composition
  • environmental effects
  • treatment
  • public perception of environmental impact



  • properties
  • composition
  • use in food
  • medicinal uses
  • pesticide residues

Machinery and equipment
Sugar industry machinery and equipment, including:

  • mills
  • diffusers
  • filters
  • presses
  • centrifuges
  • driers
  • electrical equipment
  • boilers
  • turbines
  • transport equipment
  • automation and innovation

Molasses, alcohol and vinasse
The production and use of:

  • molasses (including use in fermentation or to feed animals)
  • ethanol (including use as fuel)
  • vinasse (including use as a fertilizer) from the sugar industry
  • Includes production of fuel ethanol, by fermentation, from sugarcane and other biological substrates.


Nutrition and health aspects

  • Sucrose, other saccharides and their derivatives in the diet, including:
  • consumption and intake
  • effects on health
  • dental caries
  • energy intake
  • effects on diabetics and other special groups
  • therapeutic and medicinal uses, including oligosaccharide prebiotics

Other byproducts and uses
Other byproducts of the sugar industry and their utilization, including:

  • bagasse (e.g. fuel, bagasse board and saccharification)
  • beet pulp
  • cane trash
  • beet tops
  • pressmud
  • cane wax


Other fermentations

  • fermentations based on sugar industry products or byproducts, to produce biomass, oligosaccharides, other sucrochemicals, fuels, enzymes, etc.
  • saccharification of starch and other carbohydrates.
  • production of enzymes of interest in carbohydrate chemistry.

Properties and uses of sugars
Physical and chemical properties of sugar and its derivatives (sucrochemicals). Their use in food. Non-food uses, for example:

  • as binding agents
  • as preservatives
  • as cryoprotectants
  • for osmotic dehydration

Sugar crop production (only available in the online version)
All aspects of sugarcane, sugarbeet and other sugar crops, including:

  • agronomy
  • genetics
  • harvesting
  • irrigation
  • pest, disease and weed control
  • physiology
  • plant breeding
  • soil fertility and management

Sugar refining
All aspects of sugar refining, including:

  • affination
  • melting
  • purification
  • crystallization
  • handling
  • manufacture of speciality sugars


  • Natural and artificial non-sugar sweeteners (acesulfame, saccharin, aspartame, sodium cyclamate, xylitol, sorbitol, erythritol, steviosides, sucralose, etc.)
  • their manufacture
  • use in food
  • organoleptic properties
  • nutritional value
  • safety
  • High fructose corn syrup is also included


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Title ISSN
Bahçe 1300-8943
Baltic Forestry 1392-1355
Banats Journal of Biotechnology 2068-4673
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research 0258-7122
Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science
Bangladesh Journal of Botany 0253-5416
Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology 1991-0088
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 0304-9809
Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine 1729-7893
Basic and Applied Ecology 1439-1791
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 2006-6996
Bee World 0005-772X
Behavioral Ecology 1045-2249
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 0340-5443
Behavioral Neuroscience 0735-7044
Behaviour 0005-7959
Behavioural Brain Research 0166-4328
Behavioural Processes 0376-6357
Beiträge zur Tabakforschung International / Contributions to Tobacco Research 0173-783X
Beneficial Microbes 1876-2883
Berichte aus dem Julius Kühn-Institut 1866-590X
Berichte über Landwirtschaft 2196-5099
Better Crops with Plant Food 0006-0089
BfN - Skripten (Bundesamt für Naturschutz)
Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika 0303-3821
Biljni Lekar (Plant Doctor) 0354-6160
BIO Web of Conferences 2117-4458
Bioagro 1316-3361
Bio-based and Applied Economics 2280-6180
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 1024-2422
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 0006-291X
Biochemical and Cellular Archives 0972-5075
Biochemical Engineering Journal 1369-703X
Biochemical Journal 0264-6021
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 0305-1978
Biochemistry (Moscow) 0006-2979
Biochemistry (Washington) 0006-2960
Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports 2405-5808
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biomembranes 0005-2736
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, General Subjects 0304-4165
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids 1388-1981
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Proteins & Proteomics 1570-9639
Biochimie 0300-9084
BioControl 1386-6141
Biocontrol Science 1342-4815
Biocontrol Science and Technology 0958-3157
Biodegradation 0923-9820
Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity 1412-033X
Biodiversity and Conservation 0960-3115
Biodiversity Science 1005-0094
BioEnergy Research 1939-1234
Bioengineered 2165-5979
Bioethanol 2299-6788
BioFactors 0951-6433
BIOFIX Scientific Journal 2525-9725
Biofuel Research Journal 2292-8782
Biofuels 1759-7269
Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 1932-104X
Biogeosciences 1726-4170
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications 1565-3633
BioLink 2356-458X
Biologia (Bratislava) 0006-3088
Biologia Plantarum 0006-3134
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 0918-6158
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 0144-8765
Biological Conservation 0006-3207
Biological Control 1049-9644
Biological Invasions 1387-3547
Biological Research 0717-6287
Biological Rhythm Research 0929-1016
Biological Trace Element Research 0163-4984
Biologicals 1045-1056
Biology 2079-7737
Biology and Fertility of Soils 0178-2762
Biology Bulletin 1062-3590
Biology Letters 1744-9561
Biology of Reproduction 0006-3363
Biology Open 2046-6390
Biomass and Bioenergy 0961-9534
Biomaterials 0142-9612
BioMed Research International 2314-6133
Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal 0974-6242
Biomedical Chromatography 0269-3879
Biomedical Research 0388-6107
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 0753-3322
BioMetals 0966-0844
Biometrics 0006-341X
Biomolecules 2218-273X
Bionotes 0972-1800
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 0960-894X
Biopesticides International 0973-483X
Biophysics 0006-3509
Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 1615-7591
Bioremediation Journal 1088-9868
Bioresource Technology 0960-8524
BioResources 1930-2126
Bioresources and Bioprocessing 2197-4365
Biosaintifika: Journal of Biology & Biology Education 2085-191X
BioScience 0006-3568
Bioscience Journal 1516-3725
Bioscience Reports 0144-8463
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry 0916-8451
Biosciences, Biotechnology Research Asia 0973-1245
Biosensors & Bioelectronics 0956-5663
Biosystems Diversity 2519-8513
Biosystems Engineering 1537-5110
Biotechnic & Histochemistry 1052-0295
Biotechnologia Acta 2410-7751
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement 1370-6233
Biotechnology 1682-296X
Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 1310-2818
Biotechnology Advances 0734-9750
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry 0885-4513
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 0006-3592
Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering 1226-8372
Biotechnology for Biofuels 1754-6834
Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 1450-9156
Biotechnology Journal 1860-6768
Biotechnology Letters 0141-5492
Biotechnology Progress 8756-7938
Biotecnología en el Sector Agropecuario y Agroindustrial 1692-3561
Biotecnología Vegetal 1609-1841
Bioteknologi 0216-6887
Biotemas 0103-1643
Biotic Environment 0975-1963
Biotropica 0006-3606
Biotropika 2302-7282
Bioved 0971-0108
Bitki Koruma Bülteni 0406-3597
BMC Biochemistry 1471-2237
BMC Bioinformatics 1471-2105
BMC Biotechnology 1472-6750
BMC Cancer 1471-2407
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1471-2261
BMC Cell Biology 1471-2121
BMC Chemistry 2661-801X
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1472-6882
BMC Evolutionary Biology 1471-2148
BMC Family Practice 1471-2296
BMC Gastroenterology 1471-230X
BMC Genetics 1471-2156
BMC Genomics 1471-2164
BMC Hematology 2052-1839
BMC Microbiology 1471-2180
BMC Oral Health 1472-6831
BMC Pediatrics 1471-2431
BMC Plant Biology 1471-2229
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 1471-2393
BMC Public Health 1471-2458
BMC Research Notes 1756-0500
BMC Structural Biology 1472-6807
BMC Systems Biology 1752-0509
BMC Veterinary Research 1746-6148
BMC Womens Health 1472-6874
BMFH - Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health 2186-6953
BMJ Global Health
BMJ Open
BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 2052-4897
Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 2316-9052
Boletim de Indústria Animal 0067-9615
Boletim de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento - Embrapa Cerrados 1676-918X
Boletim de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento - Embrapa Milho e Sorgo 1679-0154
Boletim do Centro de Pesquisa e Processamento de Alimentos 0102-0323
Boletim do Instituto de Pesca 0046-9939
Boletim Goiano de Geografia 0101-708X
Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas 0717-7917
Boletín Micológico 0719-3114
Bone 8756-3282
Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte 0947-7314
Bosque 0304-8799
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 0024-4074
Botanical Sciences 2007-4298
Botanicheskii Zhurnal 0006-8136
Bragantia 0006-8705
Brain Research 0006-8993
Brain Research Bulletin 0361-9230
Brain, Behavior and Immunity 0889-1591
Brauwelt International 0934-9340
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 1516-8913
Brazilian Dental Journal 0103-6440
Brazilian Geographical Journal - Geosciences and Humanities Research Medium 2179-2321
Brazilian Journal of Biology 1519-6984
Brazilian Journal of Botany 0100-8404
Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering 0104-6632
Brazilian Journal of Food Technology
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 0100-879X
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 1517-8382
Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1984-8250
Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science 1516-635X
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology 2196-288X
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 0100-2430
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science 1413-9596
Breastfeeding Medicine 1556-8253
Breeding Research 1344-7629
Breeding Science 1344-7610
British Dental Journal 0007-0610
British Food Journal 0007-070X
British Journal of Nutrition 0007-1145
British Journal of Pharmacology 0007-1188
British Journal of Radiology 0007-1285
British Journal of Sports Medicine 0306-3674
British Poultry Science 0007-1668
British Sugar Beet Review 0007-1854
Buffalo Bulletin 0125-6726
Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 1310-0351
Bulgarian Journal of Public Health 1313-860X
Bulletin of Agrarian Science 2587-666X
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 0378-9721
Bulletin of Botanical Research 1673-5102
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis 1978-2993
Bulletin of Entomological Research 0007-4853
Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research 2278-5205
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 0007-4861
Bulletin of Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University 0526-8613
Bulletin of Hokkaido Research Organization, Agricultural Experiment Stations 2186-1048
Bulletin of Insectology 1721-8861
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 0092-8240
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia 1011-3924
Bulletin of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University 1110-0931
Bulletin of the NARO, Agricultural Research for Kyushu Okinawa Region 2432-8103
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series II - Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering 2065-2135
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series V - Economic Sciences 2065-2194
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 0042-9686
Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Animal Science and Biotechnologies 1843-5262
Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Food Science and Technology 2344-2344
Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Veterinary Medicine 1843-5270
Bumi Lestari 1411-9668
Burns 0305-4179
Burns & Trauma 2321-3876
Bursa Uludag Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakumlaut~ltesi Dergisi 1301-3165
Business Inform 2222-4459