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Sugar Industry Facts

The Sugar Milling Council compiles and distributes information and fact sheets on many matters of interest to its members and the general public.

Paddock to Plate 

To understand more about the journey from sugarcane seedling to the sugar visit All About Sugars

Co generated Electricity

Australia‚Äôs sugar mills are self-sufficient in energy.  By burning the fibrous cane by-product, bagasse, mills generate electricity and steam to power all factory operations. 

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Bioethanol

Bioethanol (ethyl alcohol) can be derived from sugarcane or its by-product, molasses.

In Australia, some of our sugar milling members produce pure and methylated ethanol to meet the demands of a wide range of applications: the printing industry, cosmetics, toiletries, aerosols, industrial chemicals, household cleaners, pharmaceutical, medical and biological products, food and beverages, flavours and fragrances and surface coatings.

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Cane Railways

Sugar cane railways are a local feature along the Queensland coast. The network (610 mm gauge) and rolling stock is owned, operated, upgraded and maintained by sugar mill owners.

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