Investment in research is a key priority for ASMC members. Each grower and sugar manufacturer invests levy funds levies each year. Two research institutes – Sugar Research Australia (SRA) and the Sugar Research Institute Ltd (SRI) – invest industry levies and government funds on research, development and adoption activities to improve the sector’s productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Sugar Research Australia
The Australian sugar industry contributes an average of $24 million annually to fund research activities via the industry owned company, Sugar Research Australia. This industry investment attracts more than $6 million each year from the Federal Government as part of the Government’s commitment to rural research and development.
Sugar Research Institute (SRI)
SRI offers global expertise in sugar milling and refining technology. SRI understanding of the science of sugar processing helps sugar mills and refineries to maximise sugar recovery, and to deliver best practice in process efficiency and plant design.
Established in 1949, SRI operates on a “not-for-profit” basis and is owned and supported by Australia’s sugar millers.