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  • SUGAR ARTICLE LINKS Benchmarking Concept For Sugar Complex NEW APPOINTMENT New Appointment at Saisidha Sugar Equipment & Eng. Co. Pvt. Ltd PRESS RELEASE Bevcon Wayors ties up with FMK Poland to offer Revolutionary Special Conveying Products to the Core Industries in India NEWS Sugar production to fall 9.8% in FY13: CMIEComplimentary Copy BUYERS GUIDE Sugar & by-products Processing Machinery Manufacturer Cover Story Shrijee Process Engineering Works Ltd. (India) ISRMAX Asia 2012 29-31 August 2012 Hall 8, Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre Bangkok (Thailand) ISRMAX India 2012 13-15 December 2012 IARI Ground, PUSA, New Delhi Launching of Sugar Links Magazine
  • 150 Installations across..... 14 Countrries ..... And expanding furthe ENVIROPOL ENGINEERS PVT. LTD. FOR HEALTHY ENVIROMENTOur Divisions›› Environment ›› Wet Scrubbers ›› Wet Electrostatic Precipitator ›› Dry Electrostatic Precipitator ›› Bag Filters ›› Mechanical Dust Collectors›› Fume Extraction & Cleaning System ›› Mechannical Dust Collectors ›› Fumes Extraction & De-dusting SystemsEnergy›› Flash Dryer for Bagasse ›› Boilers & Accessories ›› Co-genration Power ProjectsMaterial Handling›› Slurry De-Watering Systems ›› High speed bagging system ›› Fuel/Ash Handling System ›› Pneumatic Conveying System Flash Dryer for WET SCRUBBERS Bagasse Our Manufacturing Range Fo r E n e r g y E f f i c e n t Prolonged Co-generation Fluidized bed nye Tray Bagasse and ists High EnergyVenturi conservation has become a necessity for up coming Multi Jet Spray Tower sugar factories moving FixedVane Mixer towards co-generation. Enviropol-Flash Sryers for Packed Bed Tower Bagasse maximizes the Wet Cyclones generation of heat energy from the available system through substantial reduction in moisture content. A-50, Sector-65, Indl. Area, Phase III, Noida-201307, U.P India Tel: +91-120-2403441, Telfex: +91-120-2403442 Email: marketing@enviropolengineers.in, ceo@enviropolengineers.in www.enviropolengineers.in 02
  • Editorial Vishal Gupta CONTENTS Editor 04 Getting rid of unnecessary by- products in the sugar industry Anton Paar expands its product portfolio Indias Remarkable Global 04 Position in Sugar Industry Bevcon Wayors ties up with FMK Poland to offer Revolutionary 06 Special Conveying Products to the Core Industries in India India holds a very sweet position in the Global Sugar Industry with the top slot for sugar consumption and the second in sugar production after Brazil. India produces 34,818,700 tons of sugar annually. 07 E-interview with Mr. Rajesh Verma, Director, ENVIROPOL Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Cultivation of sugarcane is the main source of sugar production in India and it is Benchmarking Concept For Sugar Complex called cane sugar. 70% of sugar is produced from sugarcane and the remaining 30% 08 of sugar comes from sugar beet. Techrevo Engineers Serving the Industry in different ways with The Indian sugar industry so far, has successfully met the domestic demand despite 10 their quality products the highest sugar consumption and not a single grain has been imported during the last few years. On the contrary India seems to become a lucrative export hub for sugar in future. 11 Launching of Sugar Links Magazine The trade figures of India correspond to the mark of 1.5 million tons. The climate and soil condition in some parts of India are favourable for sugar cane cultivation. 13 A Novel Innovation by IMCO The sugar production up to 31st March, 2012, is 232 lakh tons. This is about 27.5 lakh tons higher than the production of 204.5 lakh tons last year, indicating an increase of 13% over last year. Uttar Pradesh has already produced 66.35 lakh tons up to the 14 Shrijee Process Engineering Works Ltd. (India) end of March 2012, U.P. alone accounts for 24% of the overall sugar production and Sugar prices may rise to Rs Maharashtras contribution can be totalled to 20%. 16 31/kg in few months: Balrampur There are about 599 sugar mills all over India. Maharashtra itself accounts for 194 factories. The sugar industry has a brighter side in respect of its by-products e.g. Co- 18 Announcement from BASF, Arsenal and Foosung generation. The principal by-products are molasses which are utilized in the production of bio-fuel, ethanol and other products in distilleries used for other commercial purposes. 10,17 News 21,23 The recent problem of conversion of food/feed grain into bio-fuel ethanol particularly from corn-soya has thrown the price of the feed/food grains to sky Product Launch 11-19 high. Pixie Consulting Solutions LTD. (PCSL) is a trade news publication house unanimously publishing 23 trade specified journals aiming to various segments of 22 Sugar Mania agriculture industry. Our goal is to cater top 2000 companies in India & Abroad & facilitate them with best of the trade information via our Trade shows & Magazines. 24 Buyers Guide We welcome all for their views & ideas towards the path of success and Prosperity. Office : 923, Sector-9, Urban Estate, Karnal 132 001 (Haryana) Our Team Advertisement Mob.: + 91 9991705002, 9812082121 Fax : + 91 (184) 2231050 Vishal Gupta Enviropol Engineers Pvt. Ltd. 2 E-mail: sugar@pixie.co.in | Website :www.pixie.co.in Chairman & Editor in Chief Editorial Policy is independent. Views Avant-Garde Engg. & expressed by authors are not necessarily those vishal@pixie.co.in held by the editors. Vinod Kumar Consultants (P) Ltd. 5 Editorial & Advertisements may not be General Manager reproduced without the written consent of the J P Mukherji & Associates (P) Ltd. 9 publishers. Whilst every care is taken to ensure gm@pixie.co.in the accuracy of the contents of sugar links the Shree Krishna Mfrs. Co. 20 publishers do not accept any responsibility or Jawahar Khurana liability for the material herein. Marketing Manager Shrijee Group 25 Publication of news, views and information is in marketing@pixie.co.in the interest of positive sugar industrial Food & Biotech Engg.(I) Pvt. Ltd. 27 development in India. It does not imply Dr. S.S. Mondal publisher’s endorsement. M.V.Sc. & A.H., Ph.D. ISRMAX Asia 2012 28 Unpublished material of industrial interest, not submitted elsewhere, is invited. info@pixie.co.in The submitted material will not be returned. Manoj Singla Publisher, Printer - Mr. Vishal Gupta on behalf of Pixie Consulting Solutions Ltd. Co-Editor Printed at: PRNT Source Glazers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi sugar@pixie.co.in Published at: 923, Sector-9, Urban Estate Ashwani Verma Karnal 132001 (Haryana) Editor-in-chief - Mr. Vishal Gupta Graphic Designer All legal matters are subject to karnal design@pixie.co.in jurisdiction. 03
  • ArticleGetting rid of unnecessary by- Anton Paar expands itsproducts in the sugar industry product portfolioCase I Acquisition of the Petrotest GroupThe raw juice for sugar production is made from sugar beet or sugar cane. As of March 1, 2012, Anton Paar world leader inAfter the extraction the raw juice still contains various organic and providing high-precision measuring instruments ininorganic components that would interfere with the subsequent the field of density and concentrationproduction steps. These non-sugar substances have to be removed from measurement, determination of dissolved CO2,the thin juice. rheology and material characterization of surfaces has acquired the Petrotest Group. D u r i n g t h e calcinations of lime Petrotest and Anton Paar signed the purchase stone in lime kilns contract on February 28. chalk and carbon Petrotest will now be called “Petrotest GmbH, a company of Anton Paar” and continue operations dioxide is extracted. at its headquarters in Dahlewitz, near Berlin. An The chalk is added in expansion of the premises is planned. The the form of lime milk acquisition of the Petrotest Group represents the so that floating largest purchase in the history of Anton Paar. In s e d i m e n t i s 1996 Anton Paar acquired PhysicaMesstechnik coagulated and the GmbH in Stuttgart. This is now managed as Anton undesired non-sugar Paar Germany GmbH, a 100 % subsidiary. In 2006 substances are Anton Paar purchased the bound. Graz-based company MSB Morocutti GmbH,For 9 years, a sugar producer has been using a Börger rotary pump CL which is now integrated into the Anton Paar Group390 for the conveying of lime milk. The sugar producer is mainly as Anton PaarShapeTec GmbH. 2007 saw theimpressed by the reliability and the long service life of the Börger pump. acquisition of Dr. Wolfgang Kernchen GmbH inCase II Seelze-Letter, Germany, which is now Anton PaarOptoTec GmbH.A producer of alcohols extracts ethanol and methanol from molasses (by- The new 100 % subsidiary, the seventeenth in theproduct of sugar Anton Paar Group, will be managed by Florianproduction). Wierzbicki, the former commercial manager ofThe molasses is Petrotest, and Heinz Kindlhofer, Business Development Manager atstored in storage Anton Paar.t a n k s . T h e Petrotest is a family company with a long tradition. It was established incompany requires 1873 by Berthold Pensky. The company became well-known fora new pump to producing equipment for determining the flash point of petroleumc o n v e y t h e products using the Pensky-Martens method. Customers are renownedrequired quantity and globally active refineries, manufacturers of biofuel, vehicles andf o r d a i l y bitumen, companies in the chemical industry, beverage industry andproduction from food industry, among others. For the last 33 years Petrotest has beenthe storage tank to successfully managed by VolkmarWierzbicki.a production tank Dr. Friedrich Santner, CEO of Anton Paar GmbH: “Petrotests products(so-called D tank). are anideal complement to Anton Paars product portfolio. Anton Paar isThe pumps should be able to convey viscous media, it should be easy to the world leader in the field of density and concentration measurement,service and resistant to pressure. Furthermore a solution for controlling the determination of dissolved CO2, rheology and the materialof overpressure was requested. They had bad experience with the characterization of surfaces. Its customers include the largest soft drinkinitially installed overpressure valve. The sugary medium clogs the and beer manufacturers in the world, as well as companies in the food,opening of the valve and hardens. chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Established in 1922 as a one- man locksmiths workshop in Graz, Austria, the company continues toThe producer of potable alcohol settled for a Börger rotary pump CL 260 tread new paths and combine high-precision manufacturing with thewith a BörgerVariocap as overpressure protection. latest research results. Anton Paar is active in more than 110 countriesThe force resulting from the pressure head of the pump affects the with sixteen now seventeen subsidiaries. Over 1400 employees in aVariocap. As long as the spring force is larger than the pressure force, the worldwide sales and service network support customers on-site andplate remains in position thus sealing the conveying chamber. If the make sure that Anton Paarsproducts, support and service live up to theirpressure exceeds the set spring force, the plate shifts in an axial direction excellent reputation.thus permitting the conveying medium to flow back. VolkmarWierzbicki, former owner and CEO of Petrotest reports: “I amBoerger Pumps Asia Pte. Ltd. pleased that an innovative and also value-led high-tech company such asGerman Centre,office#21 Anton Paar, which is known for its excellent company culture, employee14th, Floor,Building no. 9, Tower B orientation and highly precise and high-quality products, will be the newDLF Cybrer City Phase III owner of Petrotest. It is important to me that the location in Dahlewitz isGurgaon 122002 Haryana , India secure for the long term. In contrast to international companies withLand line: 0124-4636060, Fax: 0124-4636063 shareholders, Anton Paar has a sustainable company philosophy.”www.boerger.com Contact: sonja.hiebler[at]anton-paar.com, www.anton-paar.com04
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  • Press ReleaseBevcon Wayors ties up with FMK Poland Saisidha Presence in Indoto offer Revolutionary Special Conveying African ConclaveProducts to the Core Industries in India Saisidha has been at the forefront in making its presence felt at variousPartnership aimed at providing Stacker Reclaimers, Wagon tipplers high profile domestic and international Conventions, Seminars, andamong others to Power, Mining, Mineral and Cement Industries in India Conclaves etc. in India and abroad. Saisidha had its representation atand Abroad ~ recently concluded Indo-African conclave at New-Delhi in MarchHyderabad, 21st October, 2011 One of Indias premier Bulk MaterialHandling and Conveying Systems provider Bevcon Wayors Pvt. Ltd andFinancing & Manufacturing & Know-How Ltd (FMK), Polands premierdesign & engineering consultancy, today announced their strategicpartnership to introduce special conveying products that will providerevolutionary solutions to complex material handling issues of coreindustrial sectors.Following this collaboration, industries from Power, Cement, Miningand Mineral sector will greatly benefit from the introduction of Stacker-Reclaimer, Wagon Tippler, Portal Scrapper and Paddle Feeders.These special conveying products will enable core industries to managetheir bulk materials like coal, iron ore and limestone effectively andefficiently. For instance, Stacker-Reclaimer can stack and reclaim bulkmaterials up to a height of 70 meters, much higher than any otheravailable conventional conveying system thereby saving space and 2012.Where a host of African nations were present with large contingentscapital investment for the industries. to interact with their Indian counterparts.The new relationship between the two pioneering organizations takes Such platforms and events have a great relevance in opening upthe form of an extensive tie-up whose scope of collaboration will coverthe Design & Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Assurance,Supervision of Erection and Commissioning of the special conveyingproducts and solutions.Commenting further on this strategic partnership, Mr. P SuneelLakshman, Managing Director, Bevcon Wayors said: “We are proud topartner with FMK Poland, one of Europes leading design engineeringorganizations in providing state-of-the-art products and solutions forcore industries to manage bulk materials effectively and efficiently.Having cemented ourselves as Indias preferred bulk material handlingand processing solutions provider in our segment, this tie-up is anotherstep forward in Bevcon Wayors commitment towards providing cuttingedge engineering, manufacturing and research capabilities to the coreindustries across India and abroad. Given the increasing need formanaging bulk materials across sectors, we believe that robusttechnology delivery and better brand alliances like ours will lead tosuperior customer confidence.” boundaries for business and give a broad perspective of theSpeaking on this occasion, Mr. Jan Czechowski, Senior Vice-President, opportunities in sugar sector, world-over. Saisidha has widened itsFMK Poland said, “FMK is committed to become a globally recognized overseas contact base not only for business but has also been looking todesign, engineering and manufacturing organization in the field of acquire know-how of cutting edge technologies world-wide in pursuit ofmaterial handling. In order to expand our footprint excellence in what it offers to the clients.beyond Europe, we have been scouting for partners with similar Saisidha shall also be present at”ISRMAX Asia-Sugar 2012” being held atcapabilities and tenacity for growth. This partnership with Bevcon Thailand in August 2012 looking to new horizons and openings forWayors is significant to our growth and gives us the opportunity to business in South East Asian countries.introduce our revolutionary products to Indian market. For variedmaterial handling needs, FMK will be able to provide a bouquet ofspecial conveying products, through this partnership. For the coreindustry players this is another evolution in ways they handle bulk Asia’smaterials and to make the most of the buoyant market climate in India”. ISRM AX Biggest SUGARFMK, in the process of analyzing the strength and potential available ASIAX ISRM A SItowards designing, engineering and manufacturing of conveyorsystems, crushers and screens of Bevcon Wayors will extend this A A Exhibitionassociation to buy back Bevcon Wayors components and products for theongoing and future projects FMK execute in Poland. 29th to 31st August 2012And also as part of the partnership, FMK will train Bevcon Wayorsengineers in designing, up-gradation and support in manufacturing Hall 8, Impact Exhibition & Convention,technologies, standardization of Quality Assurance processes andsystems, erecting and commissioning the special conveying products. Centre, BANGKOK (THAILAND)For further media queries, please contactShabbir Khan, Mob: 8885564075, Shabbir.khan@bevconwayors.com +91 9991705002 | sugar@pixie.co.in06
  • InterviewE-interview withMr. Rajesh VermaDirector,ENVIROPOLEngineers Pvt. Ltd.With global presence in 14 countries and field of Environment, I feel, milestone for diversified our product range by introducingmore than 180 installations worldwide in 2020 could be to meet more stringent more innovative technologies such as Wetthe past years, what are next projections emission norms for solid particulates and Electrostatic Precipitators (WESP) andfrom Enviropol? gaseous pollutants besides zero water Bagasse Dryers to further strengthen ourENVIROPOL, being technology driven discharge. At Enviropol, we are already market.company, our next projections are to make geared up to face these challenges. What are the challenges that you see for“Pollution Control in the Sugar Mills more During your journey with Enviropol, what Enviropol in the Sugar Industry in India?effective and Profit making through heat all feathers you have added to your basket And how do you plan to overcome them?recovery while scrubbing. Taking forward up till now? What do you learn from both Sparing adequate funds for EHSthis concept, we aim to reach many more Success and failure during this time span? (Environment, Health and Safety) is indeed acountries. We had a humble beginning and gradually challenge in the present scenario with SugarWhere do you see the Indian Sugar Industry caught pace. While enjoying a good response Industry particularly in India. Going for highin comparison with the world sugar trade in from domestic market, we fetched our first end solutions requires good capitalterms of technological development? investment. Foreseeing this challenge, export order in the year 2006. At this time; IThe Indian Sugar Industry is on a junction Enviropol has already worked out and realized that we need to upgrade ourselvestoday where it can avail enormous promoting an integrated technology foropportunities created by emergence of with respect to certifications, infrastructure Emission Control using Bagasse Drying as asugarcane as a source of Renewable Energy and international standards. Today, have our viable option for return on investment.through ethanol and cogeneration own corporate office, world class workshop with latest manufacturing facilities and What is the role of Enviropol in making theworldwide. Sugar Complex more environment friendly? accreditations like ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001As an Industry leader you have witnessed towards Quality, Environment, Health & The “Air Pollution Control System” suppliedthe industry transformation in past decade. Safety and are well equipped to cater by Enviropol have so far been able to cleanIn your opinion what were the key international market. our environment by over 4 Million Tons ofchallenges and the key drivers of prosperity hazardous fly ash besides 70 Million Tons ofduring this period? What has been the response/feedback from carbon dioxide within last 8 years ofIndian Sugar Industry can be a global leader Sugar Industry for the Wet Scrubbers existence. This surely has made its positiveprovided it comes out of the vicious cycle of introduced in India 2003? impact on better agricultural growth, healthshortage and surplus of sugarcane, lower Out of 180 installations so far, more than 60% and safety of human beings living in theyield and recovery, ever increasing are repeat orders from the same Customers. vicinity of Sugar Factories besides creatingproduction cost and mounting losses, which This itself speaks about the response and employment and usable by-products.have been the key challenges in the past satisfied clientele across globe.decade. However, emergence of sugarcane What are the strategies you have adopted toas a source of renewable energy has been the increase your market share in India?key driver for sustainability during theperiod. A. Efficient design, Adequate Automation,What milestones you foresee that Indian User friendly Operation, Prompt services,Sugar Industry will be achieving by 2020? Continual improvement, On time Delivery and Competitive price have been the keyWith the present scenario, it is difficult to Performance Indicators for a good marketpredict the milestones for 2020. However I share. ceo@enviropolengineers.inam sure, Indian Sugar Industry has all the During last couple of years, we have also www.enviropolengineers.iningredients to become world leader. In the07
  • ArticleBenchmarking Concept For Has ethanol helped lowerSugar Complex gas prices? Changing market opportunities, A new study claims the growth in ethanol production over the last 12 years Environmental considerations, has reduced wholesale gas prices. Technological developments and The study from Iowa State Universitys Center for Agricultural and Rural increasing demand for energy, necessitate a Development (CARD) also finds that cane sugar factory to maximize their overall ethanol lowered gasoline prices by just efficiency and optimization the production over $1.00 per gallon in 2011. But Marlo of a range of products and by-products from Lewis, senior fellow for the Competitive the cane feedstock. Enterprise Institutes (CEI) Center for M.S. Sundaram Integration of Sugar Factory (mill) with Energy and Environment, says the bagasse based cogeneration (generation of study does not pass the laugh test.electrical power for export to consumers outside the factory) and "Gas prices this year hit an all-time highdistillery (ethanol / extra neutral alcohol plant) enhance the feasibility of at the same time that ethanol productionoverall Sugar Complex. This is possible due to more favorable prices for hit an all-time high, and yet theyreelectrical energy (power) & alcohol. telling us that ethanol is some kind ofEnergy audits, replacement of old technology with new one viz. great solution to the problem of high gasreplacement of mill turbines with hydraulic drives / electric motors etc. prices," he notes. "If this is success, what does failure look like?"and implementation of advanced technologies in process house resulted Marlo Lewis (CEI)But getting past the initial reaction, Lewis adds that a closerin drastic reduction in energy requirement of sugar manufacturing look at the study reveals the authors explored how much gasoline would costprocess. if the motor fuel supply were reduced by ten percent -- the amount thatBagasse, one of the main by-product is normally burnt in boilers to ethanol makes up in todays motor fuel. The CEI senior fellow says that isproduce steam and electrical energy, providing energy necessary to unrealistic.fulfill the process requirements. Use of efficient technologies with lowest "They want us to believe that all of these resources, like refining capacity, thatpossible steam consumption for the sugar processing coupled with are now dedicated to ethanol production because the law requires it wouldCogeneration and Ethanol production, allows production of surplus simply have been left idle over the last ten years and that the refiners wouldbagasse, which is used as a fuel source for electricity generation. Different not have used that to make gasoline instead of ethanol," he comments. Lewis adds that there is a market demand for ethanol as an octane booster, so ethanol would not disappear from the equation altogether. source: onenewsnow New study shows ethanol saves Midwest drivers $1.69 A new study conducted by university economists shows that Midwestern drivers saved $1.69 per gallon of fuel last year because of domestic ethanol production and use. The Midwest fared the best in the study that was done by Dermot Hayes of Iowa State University and Ziaodong Du of the University of Wisconsin. Nationally, consumers saved $1.09 per gallon. The Center for Agriculturalcogeneration systems, such as Rankine cycle with condensing steam and Rural Development released results of the study recently.turbines, improves the amount of electricity produced from sugarcane Chad Blindauer, president of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, saidbagasse, thus allowing it sell to the grid. most consumers have no idea how much more it would cost to fill up theirPrevious sugar mills used to operate with steam at low pressure (32 bara vehicles if it werent for ethanol./ 21 bara) and temperature and back pressure steam turbines, resulting “Having access to American ethanol generates a significant savings for hard-in low energetic efficiency, high bagasse consumption, low bagasse working families in South Dakota and the rest of country, which typicallysurplus and a small electricity surplus, or even none. As a consequence, goes unnoticed,” said Blindauer, a Mitchell farmer and rancher. “Itsnew projects of sugar cane mills operates with steam at higher levels of important for consumers and policy makers at all levels to understand justtemperature (up to 540 ºC) and pressure (110 / 85 / 64 bara), condensing how much of a positive impact the ethanol industry truly has on oursteam turbines and the use of all the bagasse generated in the mills as a country.”fuel to produce electricity, selling the surplus electricity to the grid. The study shows that ethanol reduced the average American householdsAnother bi-product molasses is processed by fermentation of its sugars spending on gasoline by more than $1,200 in 2011. The $1.09-per-gallonto produce Ethanol. Depending upon market demand cane juice, syrup national impact is up from 89 cents per gallon in 2010, a change thecan also be diverted for production of ethanol. Ethanol blending in researchers attribute to increased ethanol production and higher crude-oilgasoline is mandated in most of countries resulted in better market prices as well as a bigger price difference between ethanol and gasoline.prospects for Ethanol. EM The average price for a barrel of crude oil increased to $95 in 2011, up from $80For further information, please contact: in 2010.M.S. Sundaram, B.Tech. (Chem), M.I.E., (Chartered Engr.) The study determined that drivers would have paid an average of about $4.60Managing Director, J.P. Mukherji & Associates Pvt. Ltd. per gallon last year without the inclusion of 13 billion gallons of ethanol.jpma@vsnl.com| www.jpma.co From a South Dakota Corn Growers Association news release08
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  • NewsPromoters increasing stake in Techrevo Engineers Serving thesugar firms (INDIA) Industry in different ways withNew Delhi, Promoters of sugar companies are consolidating theirholdings, taking advantage of the current low valuations in a cyclical their quality productsindustry. Techrevo Engineers is a rich amalgamation of qualified professionals, people with hands on experience, strong enough to hand hold and carryAmong the groups that have hiked their stakes are Balrampur Chini the young and energetic to meetMills Ltd, Bajaj Hindusthan Ltd, Simbhaoli Sugars Ltd and DCM Shriram all project challenges. AtConsolidated Ltd (DSCL). Techrevo the strength is OurHighest holding People . Backed by company s positive and encouraging work ProcessFor the quarter-ended March 2012, DSCL and Oudh Sugar Mills Ltd culture the Techrevo team is Housereported the highest promoter shareholding of over 61 per cent each.Being cyclical in nature, the sugar industry had seen valuations hit a low always ready to face the Equipmentin the recent quarters. challenges of present and future. The team believes not just inThe sugar stocks had been battered in recent months and scrips of many managing the technology but incompanies had hit 52-week lows in the December quarter on poor Revolutioning it.performance and weak outlook for the sector. Stocks dumped by All Projects are treated alike,institutional investors and the public are being mopped up at regular small or big, the execution is notintervals by the promoter and promoter groups. an individual but a team“We have confidence in the performance of the company and have responsibility. The in-house design team is well supported by specialistsgradually increased our promoter stake over the years according to the from well known institutions.norms set by the Government,” said Mr Ajay S. Shriram, Chairman and Mr. Jitender Singh Sahil CEO and founder of Techrevo group has vast S e n i o r experience of heading key functions like projects, construction, quality Managing and procurement in well known Indian corporate. His hand on Director, experience with information and technology has made Techrevo a DSCL. The company has seen its Multi fuel promoter Biomass Boilers holding go up from 57.57 per cent in quarter- e n d e d March 2011to 61.14 per cent in the latest quarter.“It is not a year-on-year trend, but part of our family philosophy toconsistently increase our stake as a long-term strategy showcasing ourconfidence in the company,” Mr Shriram added.Despite rising output for three consecutive years, many sugar companiescontinue to reel under losses as the sector is still heavily controlled by theGovernment. The cane arrears or the payment to be made by thecompanies to growers continue to rise as the cane pricing is not linked tothe returns on sugar sales. process & systems oriented company.Long-term prospects ProductsThe industry continues to demand decontrol of the sector and theGovernment has set up a high-level panel to look into the issue. “The Sugar Machinerylong-term prospects for sugar are definitely good. The capacity, which Cogeneration Power Plantshas come up in the past few years, is getting absorbed. Hopefully, with Pulp & Paperthe new crop, sugar prices may see a correction,” said Mr Kishor Material HandlingP.Ostwal, CMD, CNI Research. Filtration“The promoters have made good use of the low prices to buy their sharesin the open market and I expect this trend to continue,” Mr Ostwal said. Special Purpose Machines For Further Information please contact:However, other major sugar producers such as Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd,Mawana Sugars, Sakthi Sugars, Bannari Amman and Dharani Sugars B-12, 3rd & 4th Floor, RDC, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad,have not seen any changes to the promoter holdings. UP - 201002 , India“It (promoters hiking stake) is company specific and cannot be Phone - + 91 120 4234526,4134368generalised as a trend because of the cyclical nature of the industry,” said Fax - +91 120- 4134368Mr Jagannadham Thunuguntla, Strategist and Head of Research at SMC Email - techrevo@techrevoengineers.com Website -Global Securities. www.techrevoengineers.com10
  • Press ReleaseLaunching of Sugar Links Magazine Manoj Singla-Co Editor of Sugar Links from PCSL, India with Impact Team in Thailand“SUGAR LINKS” the first &only Indian connect it to International market. However, industrial & trade associations, mills,magazine (every Quarterly) dedicated to the this will not only showcase the Sugar industry, distilleries, Sugar processing units etc.sugar industry. but will also provide a unique insight into In the top 10 countries we consider the Brazil,Launched in Bangkok, Thailand with IMPACT other sector of sugar industry &its by-products India, China, Mexico, Thailand, Pakistan,team. The main motive behind its inceptionis which includes ethanol, co-generation and Colombia, Australia, Indonesia and USA.to strengthen links between manufacturers& much more. For further information, please contact:buyers of sugar industry. It aims to provide a This magazine will be distributed to the top 10 +91 9991705002 | sugar@pixie.co.inperfect platform to Indian sugar industry to sugar producing countries includingHow Fiji can learn from India Brazils Sugar Cane Output MayFIJI has a lot to learn from India in terms of maintaining and sustaining aviable sugar industry. These were the words of Sugar permanent Be 505 Million Tonssecretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi on his return from the Sugar cane production in Brazils Center South, the main producingInternational Sugar Organisation meeting that was held there. region of the worlds largest grower, may be 505 million metric tons in the 2012-13 season starting in April, according to Jenkins Sugar Group Lt-Col Vaniqi said Inc. despite having 15 million farmers That compares with 493.5 million tons so far in the current 2011-12 working on five season, according to industry group Unica. Most of the harvesting has million hectares, already been completed, Unica said on Feb. 14. Jenkins estimate is lower Indias sugar industry than the 520 million tons forecast by Macquarie Group Ltd., Olam stakeholders worked International Ltd. and Kingsman SA and the 522 million tons estimated in tandem for the by Rabobank International. common benefit of the “Its a low end of what the range has been for sure,” Jeff Dobrydney, a country as a whole. vice president at the Wilton, Connecticut- based broker, said by phone "They have a sound today. “We dont like the prospects of what was replanted year-on-year, structure. Millers work and based on the weather, which wasnt too dramatically different thanto ensure that factories are at their best and produce sugar very efficiently last year, we dont see any reason for the crop to improve significantly.”while growers focus on getting the best yield possible from their cane The sugar cane crop in Brazils Center South fell for the first time in afields," he said. decade in 2011-12 after drought, frost and flowering cut yields,He said Indian farmers also used every means possible to get their cane to according to Unica. Flowering reduces the sugar content in the rawthe mills and local growers could take a leaf out of their book. material."Apart from the usual rail and lorry transport, growers there also use Cane replanting rates have been 10 percent to 12 percent year-on-year,bullocks pulling carts and even people pushing carts ù and the onus was below the ideal level, Dobrydney said. The crop is also getting old, anddelivering the best possible cane to the mill on time," said Lt-Col Vaniqi. the ideal age of the plants should be 2 years to 2 1/2 years, he said.Meanwhile, the Indian government has promised to investigate “Its an older crop, a crop that has not received enough investment toallegedly faulty equipment used by Indian technicians during mill propel a 15 or 20 percent crop replanting, which is what you look for atupgrades conducted in Fiji between 2007-2010, funded by an Export this time,” he said. “The average age of the cane is probably somewhereImport Bank of India line of credit to the tune of $92.97 million. between 3.9 and 4.5 years now and thats certainly much too old.”11
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  • Interview Sugar prices may rise to Rs 31/kg in few months: Balrampur region. However, this is an online committee. Q: It has also raised the hopes of further Previous committees were committees measures of decontrol in the market, do which had retired judge or retired you see this as being a precursor to bureaucrat, but this committee is headed further partial deregulation as well? by DrRangarajan who is the head of Prime A: I am very positive. Rangarajan committee Ministers Economic Advisory Council met yesterday and I feel pretty certain after (PMEAC). He is far more in the loop of this kind of an opening up. We never had things and I personally feel therefore that exports, which said 40 lakh tonne can go this committee it is going to give its report out of the country and there is no need for very soon and it is in the highest quarters of any license or permission. This is a the government. precursor. I feel very positively inclined Q: How are things progressing on the Mr. Vivek Saraogi and if I look forward to the Rangarajan production front itself in terms of what committee, which is a time-bound production for this year has been and MD, Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd. program, I amSugar stocks have held up quite well after the positively inclinedgovernment removed cap on sugar exports and t o w a r d sbrought it under open general license (OGL). This deregulation.step will primarily aid millers to clear cane arrears. Q: Now that youVivek Saraogi, managing director, Balrampur e x p e c t a nChini expects to see some improvement in improvement indomestic prices after this move. the realizations on the back of exportsDespite this, the company doesnt expect to turn being allowed,profitable very soon. " Even with this, there is when will yoursmall leg up of Rs 1.50 . I dont think it is going to sugar division turnturn profitable very soon because cane price has profitable now?been paid and other costs have also been A: Even with this,incurred," he elaborates there is small leg upHe sees sugar prices rising to Rs 31 per kg in a of Rs 1.50. I dontfew months. think it is going toQ: Could you walk us through the direct turn profitable very benefit the BalrampurChini sees on the soon because cane what kind of early indications there are back of yesterdays news? price has been paid and other costs have for next year, is it looking like anotherA: There will be an improvement in the also been incurred, so if we get there at surplus here? domestic prices post this announcement. least in the last four months where we sold A: Too early for next year. This year, we will We have seen the improvement beginning new sugar, we have lost money. We will be around 26 million tonne. After yesterday. My personal view is prices stop losing money at Rs 31-32. monsoon, after the survey, probably should improve from here as we proceed. Q: What makes you hopeful that there August-September is a better time for nextQ: Where are prices at right now and how maybe some movement on decontrol, year. much of a leg up do you think the things have not moved fast on the policy Q: When we spoke in March, that time this domestic prices will get in that case? front and perhaps the government would rate was very optimistic when Samajwadi chose to go with just this shifting intoA: In Uttar Pradesh (UP) ex-mill price is about Party came into power in UP and there open general and expecting the sugar Rs 29.50 before the announcement. It is were hopes that there would be a lot of companies to work with that for the time very difficult to predict exact numbers, but incentives, which will be given for sugar being, any other headway that has been it could go up by a rupee or a rupee and a production, has anything of that played made between Indian Sugar Mills half easily as we proceed into the next out up until now or any early signs? Association (ISMA) and the government couple of months. officials? A: We have had dialogues with theQ: What is the situation right now amongst government, our representations at least A: ISMA is in dialogue, that is the job but I feel companies like yours in terms of having reveal that they want to look at reality and positively inclined. You have 20 the capacity to export and whether or not they are aware of reality. Having said that, committees, they dont need a committee the export market still remains lucrative? the basic thinking towards to tell them what to do. All the committeesA: Even in the earlier days we never exported. industrialization being positive that every have a point and it is clearly said whether it When you had a license which you could government must have a balance of all, is Thorat Committee, Mahajan Committee, sell, we sold the license. So, exports will that is how they think and that is how I Nand Kumar Committee. There have been happen from South mainly. We have Tamil think they feel. I am pretty sure the things a plethora of committees, so if you want the Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra, so all will look positive in UP also in terms of exact truth, they know what to do. the export now will happen from that whatever benefits we should get.16
  • NewsHow to lower sugar prices? Sugar production(Africa Sugar) 2012 to fall 9.8% in FY13:The government must now step in and address Under the Comesa treaty, Kenya is allowed to CMIEthe cyclical sugar shortages which have, in the import sugar from any of the 23 memberlast the past four months, pushed up retail Mumbai, Centre for Monitoring Indian countries at a reduced tariff.prices by more than 45 per cent. Economy (CMIE) has said the production of This, together with the fact that some of the sugar will fall by 9.8 per cent in FY 13 due toIt should also seek ways to remedy policy countries produce sugar at half the local lower availability of sugarcane.failures which are largely responsible for the production costs, should help drive down retail CMIE, which has forecast 18 per cent growthshortage. prices. in sugar production in FY 12, observed thatFirst, the That was the fall in fiscal 2012-13 is due to shrinkage ofgovernment supposed to area under sugarcane production.should sell happen in “Area under sugarcane will shrink as farmersits stake in 2001, but the turn to alternative crops following mounting governmentthe sugar cane arrears in FY12,” CMIE said in its lobbied theindustry to monthly report here. regional blocallow for As a result, the production of food products f o r ainjection of and beverages, in which sugar is a major raw moratorium,funds by saying the material, will see a minimal growth of only 0.5private local industry per cent in FY13 after estimated to haveinvestors to needs time to grown by a healthy 15.8 percent in 2011-12, itrevitalize build capacity said.the sugar so it can With a fall in the domestic sugar production,mills where compete with output of molasses will also fall, which isthe state has c h e a p e r expected to pull down the output of industrial imports. alcohol, it said.a controlling majority. A decade later, nothing has happened. And all “We expect output of manufactured foodThis will enhance production capacity and indications are that the government will be products and beverages to remain almost flatencourage competition. lobbying for a fourth extension when the current in FY13. This will be essentially on the account one expires on June 30 next year. of supply constraints, mainly of sugar,” CMIEThe government should also force the Kenya said. This must not be allowed to happen. If localSugar Board to come up with workable millers cannot produce enough sugar to meet Besides, the production of soybean andsolutions to help farmers increase cane demand, then it should be imported from mustard oil, which too are the key ingredientsproduction. Comesa countries.The next step should be to stop pursuing This, however, must be done in a structured wayprotectionist policies which bar the import of to ensure sugar barons do not take over thesugar while the bottlenecks that lead to importation and conspire to keep the pricesshortages and high prices are not addressed. high.Brazil Sugar Crop Seen Failing toCompensate for Indian DropBrazils center-south, the main sugar growing surplus is coming at a time of record globalregion of the worlds biggest producer, may consumption. Sugar futures plunged 27 percentreap its second-largest crop in history this last year, the biggest decline in a decade, as the in the food products and beverages, isseason, and still fail to compensate for an glut emerged after three consecutive annual expected to fall in FY13.anticipated decline in the Indian harvest. shortages. Prices more than doubled in 2009 “Lower production of soybean and mustardCenter-south output will rise 5.8 percent to 33 when demand exceeded production by 12.6 seeds in the domestic market and ban onmillion metric tons in the season starting in million tons, enough to supply Egypt for four import of oil seeds is expected to result in lowApril, according to a Bloomberg survey of 12 years. oil production.”analysts. India, the second-biggest producer,will probably make 24 million tons in its season “There is increased speculation that the current However, output of other manufactured foodstarting in October, a 15 percent decline, a surplus will weigh on prices, reducing the products and beverages is expected to rise insurvey of 14 analysts showed. incentive to boost production,” said Keith Flury, the year.Global supply will match demand, compared an analyst at Rabobank International in London. “We expect output of biscuits, instant foodwith a 4.5 million-ton surplus in the current “That coupled with concerns about Indian mixes, milk powder, beer, IMFL (Indian madeseason, the London- based International Sugar farmers reducing cane acreage has increased foreign liquor) and aerated water and softOrganization estimates. expectations that the globe may shift back into drinks to rise by around 2-8 per cent in the FY 13,” CMIE said.The projected disappearance of a supply deficit next season.”17
  • Press ReleaseAnnouncement from BASF, Arsenal and FoosungBASF acquires Novolyte Technologies our footprint in the North American market.”BASF becomes global supplier of Lithium ”Our acquisition of Novolyte TechnologiesBattery Electrolyte formulations further positions BASF to achieve its long-term objective of becoming the leading provider ofFurther step to becoming leading provider of functional materials and components to servefunctional materials and components to cell and cell and battery manufacturers worldwide,”battery manufacturers worldwide said Ralf Meixner, Senior Vice President ofPerformance materials business strengthens BASFs Global Battery Materials Business. “ThisBASFs Intermediates portfolio in North is the latest in aAmerica series of strategic steps we have taken toLudwigshafen, Germany and Cleveland, Ohio strengthen our technology position whileApril 26, 2012 BASF, Arsenal and Foosung building a broad portfolio of battery materialstoday announced BASFs acquisition of technologies that will help us drive the future ofNovolyte Technologies, based in Cleveland, electromobility.” “Foosung is very excited toOhio (USA). Novolyte is a manufacturer of work with the world-renowned chemicalelectrolyte formulations for lithium-ion company BASF in this fast-growing batterybatteries, as well as specialty chemicals for materials market,” said Hanjoo Song, Chiefseveral key market segments. With 167 quality of life. We have summed up this Executive Director of Foosung. “Through thisemployees, Novolyte operates sites in the contribution in our corporate purpose: We newly established joint venture company,United States and China. BASF purchases create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF Foosung can retain its position as a high-qualityNovolyte from Arsenal Capital Partners, a U.S.- posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and LiPF6 manufacturer while pursuing furtherbased private equity firm. The companies have had more than 111,000 employees as of the end opportunities to support the development of theagreed not to disclose financial details of the of the year. 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Foosung has portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics,area. “With this recent acquisition, BASF is now diversified its overall profit structure to performance products and crop protectionpositioned as a global supplier of lithium electrolytes for Lithium-ion batteries and to the products to oil and gas. We combine economicbattery electrolytes with production sites in CDM business instead of the high level of success, social responsibility and environmentalEurope, the United States and Asia Pacific dependence on refrigerants gas in the past. protection. Through science and innovation weregion“, said Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, Member Foosung has a leading position in the key enable our customers in almost all industries toof the Board of Executive Directors and BASFs industry field and aims to further grow through meet the current and future needs of society.Research Executive Director. 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  • New AppointmentsNew Appointment at New generation of ethanol coming upSaisidha Sugar Equipment Researchers at the NCERC have successfully NCERC Assistant Director of Biological Research& Eng. Co. Pvt. Ltd produced ethanol from the cellulosic portion of Sabrina Trupia emphasized the importance of theSaisidha has always been on the lookout for the corn kernel. demonstration in future research opportunities.top notch technical personnel to augment its “This research is demonstrated proof of the “This is a significant milestone with immediate Newstechno-commercial capabilities. Informationon two of the new entrants in brief is as listed viability of generation 2.0 ethanol,” NCERC industry impact, but producing cellulosic ethanolbelow, Director John Caupert said. “By utilizing existing from corn bran is also proof that cellulosic ethanol technologies readily available in the commercial could be produced at NCERC utilizing anyA) Mr. V. Vijayandran, a marketplace, the Center was able to produce a cellulosic feedstock,” Trupia said. “From a Sugar Technologist biofuel that builds upon the strengths of research perspective, this is only the first step in a having nearly thirty conventional corn ethanol and the promise of very exciting road toward a future of energy years of experience in cellulosic ethanol, thus making bolt-on cellulosic security.” sugar sector has been ethanol a reality.” The NCERC credits a series of actions, grants and inducted as Director of the company. He, Caupert added that the potential for cellulosic capital gifts for making the research possible, to his credit has the ethanol has significant immediate and long-term including the formation of the NCERC Technical patented design of “Condensate Re- impacts on the biofuels industry generally and Advisory Committee in 2008, the Centers 2009 the ethanol industry specifically. Advanced Biofuels Initiative, and two significant boiler” system for energy saving in “Any of the 211 existing ethanol plants in the capital gift donations: a corn fractionation system sugar boiling/processing which Saisidha (2010) and fermentation suite (2011). These steps United States could be retrofitted with existing offers in all its projects. were complemented by a research and bolt-on technologies to produce cellulosic ethanolB) M r . C . J o s h i , h a s from corn without the need to build new development grant through the Illinois nearly forty years of facilities,” Caupert said. “This translates into Department of Commerce and Economic experience in sugar opportunities for jobs and economic Opportunity. and International development, particularly in rural areas. “Its the culmination of four years of activity here Marketing and has at the Center, and a shining example of a public- According to the Illinois Renewable Fuels joined as Vice private partnership that works,” Caupert said. Association, the ethanol industry provides more P r e s i d e n t “With the NCERCs vision to be feedstock than 4,000 full-time jobs with an economic impact ,International agnostic, the Center is actively seeking industry, exceeding $5.29 billion in Illinois alone. There are Business to explore territories in overseas academic, and government agency currently 14 ethanol plants online in the state. market. partnerships.”20
  • News Five Point Action Plan for Deregulation Water ShortageNew Delhi: CII welcomes the Union the cost of production which causes a huge lossGovernments decision to remove the cap on to the industry (around Rs 3000 crores). The Threatens Indiasugar exports and place the commodity under industry supplies 10% of its output to thethe open general license category like wheat and Government, much below market prices. These Cane Croprice. This was one of the key recommendations obligations should be done away with. The MUMBAI A shortage of water has stuntedunder phased decontrol of the sugar proposed Government can maintain supply of sugar the growth of sugarcane in Maharashtra andby CIIs Sugar Committee. through PDS by buying from the open market as sugar output from the state, Indias largestWelcoming the announcement Mr Ajay in done in the case of rice & wheat. producer of the sweetener, could drop unlessShriram, Vice President CII and Senior 4. The Government decides the minimum it receives adequate rains during the June-Managing Director, DCM Shriram percentages from time to time for compulsory September monsoon season, industryConsolidated Ltd executives said Monday.said “The step was Sugarcane is a long-duration crop and needs along awaited and lot of water. Farmers in Maharashtra plantedthe industry the crop between June and July 2011 and nowwelcomes the it is in its growth stage. Its harvesting willGovernmentsdecision as it will 2 1 start in October. Inadequate rains toward the end of the lasthelp the industryget some much monsoon and lower pre-monsoon showersneeded relief. this year have created a water shortage for theFurther decontrol crop during the critical growth period,of the sugar potentially affecting its yield and sucrose content.industry is the onlyway to achieve thesugar sectors full 3 5 Rains in Maharashtra between March 1 and April 25 were 59% below the level consideredpotential. We hope normal, according to the India Meteorologicaland expect theExpert Committee, 4 Department. "There could be a 10% fall in overallheaded by Dr. C. production [in Maharashtra] next season, ifRangarajan will the water shortage continues," saidrecommend AjitChougule, managing director of packaging of sugar in jute bags whereas no otherfurther reforms like removal of levy sugar, Maharashtra State Co-op Sugar Factories industry has the restriction over the packaginglinking of sugarcane price to sugar price etc. Federation Ltd. material. The packing cost of sugar in jute bags issoon, and these recommendations will be very high compared to the other packaging Sugar production in Maharashtra isimplemented by the Government without material. The Government should fully exempt estimated to be about nine million metric tonsfurther delay”. the sugar industries from compulsory in the current marketing year, which ends onThis is a step towards streamlining all policy packaging in jute bags and should Allow Sept. 30.issues in the sugar sector to the best advantage packaging of sugar in any food grade bags Lower production in Maharashtra, whichof farmer, industry and consumers and to 5. Molasses, a byproduct of sugar industry, has a accounts for one-third of Indias output, mayensure a buoyant growth for the sector. vital role to play in alcohol industry and also in affect the countrys overall sugar productionHowever complete liberalization of the sugar production of Ethanol for blending with petrol. in 2012-13. The expectation of a decline insector is a must so that sugar prices are However, lack of a proper ethanol pricing output may also limit the scope of more sugardetermined by the market forces ensuring better formula is affecting its use in its blending with exports next marketing year.competition and benefits to all the stakeholders petrol. Therefore, government needs to finalize The country has allowed about three millioninvolved including cane farmers. ethanol pricing formula tons of sugar exports in 2011-12 and mills areCII suggests the following 5 point action plan to Indian sugar industry is one of the main drivers demanding to allow another one million tons.decontrol the sugar industry; of the countrys rural economy supporting its The monsoon season is critical for the cane1. Unviable sugar price with no linkage to cane agricultural growth. The industry worth around yield and if the water availability remainsprice makes it difficult to give remunerative Rs 75,000/- crores is the largest agro based inadequate, Maharashtras cane productioncane price to farmers. A new formula needs be industry in the country. Located in the rural may decline even beyond 10%, said a seniorcoined in order to link sugarcane price directly heartland, it supports 50 million farmers and executive at a large sugar mill in the state.to sugar realization and realization from cane by their families directly or indirectly andproducts. The weather department said last week that generates employment for around 12% of the the possibility of El Nino -- a weather2. Sugar is sold by sugar factories on the basis of entire rural population (in major 9 sugar condition associated with below-normalrelease orders issued quarterly by the Sugar producing States). With an estimated annual rains -- cant be ruled out in the latter part ofdirectorate, GoI. The release mechanism sugar production capacity of 30 million tons this years monsoon season.through orders needs to be discontinued and from around 5 million hectares of land understrategic stock to be maintained by the cultivation it is also one of the most If there is enough rainfall during the season,Government to have better cash management environmentally friendly and green industry. yields may improve, limiting the damage,and enable timely payments to the farmers. CII believes that phased decontrol of the sugar added B.B. Thombare, chairman of Natural industry will help in achieving the sectors full Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd., a sugar mill3. Levy obligations are imposed on the sugar potential. based in Maharashtra.industry at prices which are much lower than21
  • KnowledgeSUGAR MANIASugar: smooth powder and then sifted. ItSugar is the generalized name for a class of contains about 3% corn starch tosweet-flavored substances used as food. They prevent caking. Confectionersare carbohydrates and as this name implies, are sugar is available in three gradescomposed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. ground to different degrees ofThere are various types of sugar derived from fineness. The confectioners sugardifferent sources. Simple sugars are called available in supermarkets is themonosaccharides and include glucose, fructose finest of the three and is used inand galactose. The table or granulated sugar icings, confections and whippingmost customarily used as food is sucrose, a cream. The other two types ofdisaccharide. Other disaccharides include powdered sugar are used bymaltose and lactose. industrial bakers.Types: Coarse SugarGranulated Sugar The crystal size of coarse sugar is and glazes. Dark brown sugar has a rich flavorThere are many different types of granulated larger than that of "regular" sugar. Coarse sugar that is good for gingerbread, mincemeat, bakedsugar. Most of these are used only by food is normally processed from the purest sugar beans, plum pudding and other full flavoredprocessors and professional bakers and are not liquor. This processing method makes coarse foods.available in the supermarket. The types of sugar highly resistant to color change or Muscovado or Barbados Sugargranulated sugars differ in crystal size. Each Inversion (natural breakdown to fructose and glucose) at high temperatures. These Muscovado sugar, a British speciality browncrystal size provides unique functional characteristics are important in making sugar, is very dark brown and has a particularlycharacteristics that make the sugar appropriate fondants, confections and liquors. strong molasses flavor. The crystals are slightlyfor the food processors special need. coarser and stickier in texture than "regular""Regular" Sugar, Extra Fine or Fine Sugar Sanding Sugar brown sugar."Regular" sugar, as it is known to consumers, is Another large crystal sugar, sanding sugar, is Free Flowing Brown Sugarsthe sugar found in every homes sugar bowl and used mainly in the baking and confectionery industries to sprinkle on top of baked goods. These sugars are fine, powder-like brownmost commonly used in home food preparation. The large crystals reflect light and give the sugars that are less moist than "regular" brownIt is the white sugar called for in most cookbook product a sparkling appearance. sugar. Since it is less moist it does not lump andrecipes. The food processing industry describes is free-flowing like granulated white sugar."regular" sugar as extra fine or fine sugar. It is Sugar produced in India is mainly of granulatedthe sugar most used by food processors because type. Granulated sugar is further classified in to Demerara Sugarof its fine crystals that are ideal for bulk various types based on color and grain size. Popular in England, Demerara sugar is a lighthandling and are not susceptible to caking. According to the Indian Standards brown sugar with large golden crystals whichFruit Sugar Specifications (ISI), there are around 20 grades are slightly sticky. It is often used in tea, coffee or of sugar based on the grain size and colors. The on top of hot cereals.Fruit sugar is slightly finer than "regular" sugar color series has four grades designated as Liquid Sugarsand is used in dry mixes such as gelatin desserts, 30,29,28 and 27, while the grain size has fivepudding mixes and drink mixes. Fruit sugar has Liquid sugars were developed before todays grades namely A, B, C, D, E. Bulk of productiona more uniform crystal size than "regular" sugar. methods of sugar processing made transport in the country is of C, D and E grains, branded asThe uniformity of crystal size prevents and handling granulated sugars practical. There large, medium and small and has colorseparation or settling of smaller crystals to the are several types of liquid sugar. Liquid sucrose specification of 30. The D grade produced in thebottom of the box, an important quality in dry (sugar) is essentially liquid granulated sugar country is comparable to world standards.mixes and drink mixes. and can be used in products wherever dissolved Brown Sugars - Turbinado Sugar granulated sugar might be used. Amber liquidBakers Special This sugar is a raw sugar which has been sucrose (sugar) is darker in color and can beBakers Specials crystal size is even finer than partially processed, removing some of the used where the cane sugar flavor is desirablethat of fruit sugar. As its name suggests, it was surface molasses. It is a blond color with a mild and the non-sugars are not a problem in thedeveloped specially for the baking industry. brown sugar flavor and is often used in tea. product.Bakers Special is used for sugaring doughnutsand cookies as well as in some commercial cakes Brown Sugar (light and Dark) Invert Sugarto produce fine crumb texture. Brown sugar consists of sugar crystals coated in Inversion or chemical breakdown of sucroseSuperfine, Ultrafine, or Bar Sugar a molasses syrup with natural flavor and color. results in invert sugar, an equal mixture of Many sugar refiners produce brown sugar by glucose and fructose. Available commerciallyThis sugars crystal size is the finest of all the boiling a special molasses syrup until brown only in liquid form, invert sugar is sweeter thantypes of granulated sugar. It is ideal for extra sugar crystals form. A centrifuge spins the granulated sugar. One form of liquid invert wasfine textured cakes and meringues, as well as for crystals dry. Some of the syrup remains giving specially developed for the carbonatedsweetening fruits and iced-drinks since it the sugar its brown color and molasses flavor. beverage industry and can be used only indissolves easily. In England, a sugar very similar Other manufacturers produce brown sugar by liquid products. This liquid sugar is actuallyto superfine sugar is known as caster or castor, blending a special molasses syrup with white part invert sugar combined with part dissolvednamed after the type of shaker in which it is sugar crystals. Dark brown sugar has more color granulated sugar. Another type, named totaloften packaged. and a stronger molasses flavor than light brown invert sugar syrup, is commercially processedConfectioners (Powdered) Sugar sugar. Lighter types are generally used in and is almost completely invert sugar. It is usedThis sugar is granulated sugar ground to a baking and making butterscotch, condiments mainly in food products to retard crystallization of sugar and retain moisture.22
  • NewsBrazil is doing better in sugar industry Sugar stocks rally onThe latest data from UNICA, the Brazilian comparatively well and ought to produce removal of export capsugarcane industry, shows that the crucial enough sugar during 2011-2012 to satisfy local Dhampur Sugar climbs 5%, Shree Renukacentre-south crop which accounts for almost needs, and have as much as 4 million tonnes jumps 4.38%90% of the countrys sugarcane output is doing available for export, if there is little or no stockmuch better than expected earlier this season. rebuilding. Amid weakness in the broader market, sugar stocks gained on Thursday after theIf it werent for exceptionally heavy floods But the flooding in Thailand is becoming a government on Wednesday removed the capacross much of Thailand, international futures serious threat, not so much to sugar production, on sugar exports through the quota system andprices would much lower than the 26 but the financial and logistical support thats brought the commodity under the open generalcents/pound or so they are right now. needed for sugar exports. Out of 77 provinces, licence (OGL) category similar to rice andFirst to Brazil. Since 1 April this year and up to 16 62 have experienced floods. Its the worst wheat.October the cane crush has been 436.538 million flooding the country has seen in 50 years and has dislocated around 2.5 million people. The Shares of Shree Renuka Sugars jumped 4.38 pertonnes, a bit more than 7% lower than for the governor of Bangkok said on Wednesday (26 cent to Rs 32.20 on expectations that realisationssame period of the 2010-2011 season. Total sugarproduction was 27.732 million tonnes, a October) that: “massive water is coming”. If the would improve. Dhampur Sugar climbed 4.95negligible 3% lower year-on-year, and the dykes that ring much of the city burst then many per cent to Rs 48.75. Dalmia Sugar, Simbhaoliaverage yield per tonne was 137.7 kilogrammes, parts of Bangkok will be flooded, causing severe Sugars, Uttam Sugar advanced 4.88 per cent,just 2.66% down compared to last season. The disruption. Previously we have expected 3.33 per cent and 2.39 per cent, respectively.bottom line is that while this season is not great, Thailand to be able to export as much as 9 million Triveni Engineering, Bannari Amman Sugarand is lower than last year, the 2011-2012 season tonnes from its 2011-2012 sugarcane harvest. and EID Parry added 2.69 per cent, 1.45 per centis (so far) shaping up to be much better than The seasonal cane crushing has been delayed and 0.14 per cent, respectively. Industry majorsthose between 2007-2010, in terms of until late November and, while the crush target of Bajaj Hindusthan and BalrampurChini gainedaccumulated sugar production. The only around 90 million tonnes is still achievable, 1.33 per cent and 1.21 per cent, respectively.question mark hanging over the amount of inevitably there will be lengthy delays in getting “The market remained weak on Thursday assugar available for export from Brazil is the the sugar out to market. But Thailands rupee continued to send weak cues. Sugarsugar/ethanol ratio currently that is running at unfortunate floods are pretty much the only shares, though, saw buying after thealmost 50:50. The inexorable growth in Brazils bullish factor around for sugar right now. They government removed the cap on sugar exportsflex-fuel car fleet will continue to soak up a lot of might help keep prices at or above 26 and placed it under the open general licenseethanol. cents/pound but longer-term the price ought to category,” said Alex K Mathews, head ofThe other major sugar producer (and potential come down to the marginal cost of production of research at Geojit BNP Paribas.exporter this season), India, is also doing around 20-22 cents. The move is said to fasten sugar exports and clear cane arrears, which have crossed the RsSugar surplus may fall by 1 million 10,000 crorelevel. Sanjay Manyal, FMCG expert at ICICIDirect,tons on Brazil said: “Sugar companies were earlier required to take permission from the government forThe world sugar surplus may be 1 million metric million tons,” Leonardo Bichara, a senior shipments, which is now been lifted. One musttons smaller than estimated in the coming season economist at the ISO, said by phone today from note that we have a fixed export quota of 3 London. million tonnes of sugar and when the limit is reached, the government will again consider its The organization slashed its estimate for total decision. Companies such as Shree Renuka, Brazilian sugar production in 2011-12 to 38.5 which have significant exposure to south India million tons from about 40 million tons, Bichara and Maharashtra, will be the major said. Output in the following season will come to 42 million tons, 2 million tons less than predicted beneficiary.” previously, he said. So far, only 3 million tonnes of sugar exports “World stocks will continue to be low and prices was approved for the year ended September 30. are unlikely to fall below 20 cents a pound, which Manyal said north Indian players might not be is the cost of production in Brazil,” he said. that keen to export because of higher cost of transportation. Raw sugar for October delivery was recentlybecause of a supply shortfall in Brazil, according down 0.94 cent, or 3.1 percent, at 29.30 cents a Estimates for the sugar year, if comes lower thanto the International Sugar Organization. pound on ICE Futures U.S. in New York. At the present estimate of 26 million tonnes could yesterdays close, prices had climbed 24 percent favour sugar companies, he said.The ISO in May initially predicted productionwould outpace demand by more than 3 million in a month on concern production in Brazil would JagannadhamThunuguntla, head of researchtons in the 2011-12 season starting in October. be lower than first estimated. and strategist at SMC Global Securities, citingSugar output in Brazils main producing region The surplus for the current 2010-11 season may the cyclical nature of the sector said, “We advisewill fall for the first time in six years in the season, still increase on higher output estimates for investors to book profits at present levels.”industry group Unica said yesterday. The Thailand, the second- largest sugar exporter, and Meanwhile, sugar prices on global commoditiescountry is the worlds largest producer of the weaker growth in usage, according to Bichara. market slipped after Indias decision as there aresweetener. “Consumption growth is likely to be reduced to excess supplies amid already high expectations“Lower production in Brazil in 2011-12 and a 1.5 percent in 2010-11 from the 2 percent initially from Brazilian harvest season. Sugarforecast for reduced output in 2012-13 may forecast,” he said. “High prices could also dent production up to the end of April for the currentlead the surplus to shrink by as much as 1 demand in 2011-12.” sugar season stood at 251 lakh tonnes.23
  • Buyers Guide Sugar & by-products Processing Food & Biotech Engineers (I) Pvt. Ltd. S. S. EngineersChaprola Road, Prithla, Tehsil-Palwal City Office Shivajinagar, 411005, Pune Buyers Guide121102-Palwal, Haryana India Maharashtra IndiaPh: 01275-262157, 262158 Ph: 020- 2553 7567E- info@foodbiotech.co.in E: info@ssengineers.comW: www.dairyfoodtech.com W: www.ssengineers.com Machinery Manufacturer GEA Ecoflex GmbH Shrijee GroupKarl-Schiller-Str. 1 - 3, 31157 Sarstedt, Germany A-504/505, Dynasty Business Park, Near Kohinoor Continental,Ph. +49 5066 601-0 J.B. Nagar, Andheri-Kurla Road, AndheriE: info@gea-ecoflex.de | W: www.gea-phe.com (EAST), 400059-Mumbai, Maharashtra Hi-TECH Engineering Corporation India India Pvt. Ltd. Ph: 022 40501000 | E: info@shrijee.comG-16-17, MIDC, Baramati W: www.shrijee.com413133-Pune, Maharashtra, India THE KOLHAPUR AUTO WORKSPh: 02112-244252, 244488 1243/52A, Shelke Towers,E: info@hitecheng.in | W: www.hitecheng.in Shivaji Udyam Nagar, 416008-Kolhapur, Indiana Sucro Tech Private Limited Maharashtra, IndiaMadav Chamber 1 Above Dena Bank S. B. Road, Ph: 231-2654642/2655977/2654642411016, Pune Maharashtra, India E: kopauto@gmail.comPh: (20)-25660872 Uttam Sucrotech International Pvt. Ltd.E: istppl@bsnl.in, istppl1@gmail.com H-194, Sector - 63, 201301-Noida, Uttar Pradesh IPRO Industry project GmbH IndiaCellerStraße 67, 38114 Braunschweig, Ph: 0120-4726400/ 4726430/ 2427446Germany E: info@uttaminternational.comPh: +49 531 59003-0 W: www.uttaminternational.comE: info@ipro-bs.de | W: www.ipro-bs.de Baba vishwakarmaengg. Co. Pvt. Ltd Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd C-201, Industrial Area, Bulandshahr RoadA-4, Sector-24 201009-Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Ph: 0120-2866451, 52201301-Noida ,Uttar Pradesh , India E: info@babavishwakarma.comPh: 0120-4085001/02 | W: www.isgec.com Ulka Industries Ltd. Kay Iron Works (Jorian) Private Limited K.G. Mansion, 3rd Floor, 1233,Radaur Road, Opposite Power House, Jorian ApteRood,Opp. Hotel Kohinoor Executive,135001-Yamunanagar, Haryana India 411004-Pune Maharashtra IndiaPh: 01732-297163 Ph: 20 25510118,020 66024111E: kayiron@hotmail.com E: info@ulkaind.com | W:www.ulkaind.comW: www.kayironjorian.com A. Polytech private ltd. Mojj Engineering Systems Ltd. D - 27, Site - 4, Industrial Area, Sahibabad81-B/15, MIDC Bhosari-411026, Pune, 201001-Ghaziabad. Uttar Pradesh IndiaMaharashtra India Ph: 0120-4166926 | E: info@capolytech.comPh: 020 - 27120360/27120835 W: www.capolytech.comE: mojjpune@vsnl.net | W:www.mojjpune.com Kay bouvet engineering pvt. Ltd. Praj industries limited Mayfair Eleganza, Phase - I, B - 7 & B - 8,Praj House, Bavdhan 411021 Pune Maharashtra N.I.B.M. Road, Kondhwa, 411048-Pune,India MaharashtraPh: 020-22951511/22952214,39806666 Ph: 020-26832692, 26830049E: info@praj.net | W: www.praj.net E: info.pune@kaybouvet.com Puri industries W:www.kaybouvet.com8.5 KM, JANSATH ROAD-251001, Suviron Equipments Pvt. LtdMuzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India G-120, M.I.D.C. INDUSTRIAL AREAPh:0131-2660267/2661069/2660821 414111, Ahmadnagar MaharashtraE: info@puriindustries.com Ph: 241-2778711/2779322www.puriindustries.com E: Contact@suviron.com24
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  • Events - 201211-12 June 2012 E-simtech@simtech.com.br Subscription FormKingsman 3rd Asia Pacific Sugar www.simtech.com.brConferenceVenue: CENTARA GRAND, 3-8 August 2012BANGKOK 29th International Sweetener 10 Year INR 5000 USD 120www.kingsmanconferences.com Symposium Coeur dalene, Idaho, USA12-14 June 2012 Contact: Vickie MyersF.O. Licht Biofuels in Central and SUG AR L I N K S www.sugaralliance.org/symposiumEastern Europe 2012Budapest, Hungary STAI 71st Annual ConventionWww.biofuelscee.agraevents.com August, New Delhi www.staionline.org12th June 15th JuneWSRO Annual Conference 2012 29-31 Aug. 2012Venue: Palm Beach, Florida, USA ISRMAX ASIA 2012Organised By: WSRO Venue: Impact Convention Center Bangkok, Thailandwebsite: www.wsro.org Organized By: PCSL and IMPACT Website:www.pixie.co.in20-22 June 2012Annual Joint Meeting of the Kingsman Conference DelhiAmerican Society Venue: Hotel Leela Kempinski,of Sugar cane Technologist Gurgaon-St. Pete Beach, Florida , USA Date: 10th Septemberwww.assct.org Organised By: KingsmanE-assct@assct.org www.kingsmanconferences.com ISRMAX INDIA 201225-27 June 2012SIMTEC: International Venue: IARI Ground,Symposium and Technology Pusa Campus New Delhi, IndiaExhibition on the Sugar & Ethanol Date: 13-15 Dec. 2012Industry Organized By: PCSLPiracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil Website: www.pixie.co.in Asia’s Biggest ISRM AX SUGAR Exhibition ASIAX ISRM A A ASI 29th to 31st August 2012 Hall 8, Impact Exhibition & Convention, Pixie Consulting Solutions Ltd. Centre, BANGKOK (THAILAND) 923, Sector-9, Urban Estate, Karnal-132001 (Hry.) Email: sugar@pixie.co.in, info@pixie.co.in +91 9991705002 | sugar@pixie.co.inAdvertisement Tariffs Frequency of Magazine - May August November February Advertisement Type Single Issue (cost per issue) Four Issues (cost per issue) Inside Front Cover Page, 2, 3 & 4 INR 20,000 USD 500 INR 20,000x4 = 80,000 USD 400x4 = 1,600 Inside Back Cover Page (last 2 Pages) INR 20,000 USD 500 INR 20,000x4 = 80,000 USD 400x4 = 1,600 Full Page INR 15,000 USD 375 INR 15,000x4 = 60,000 USD 300x4 = 1,200 Half page INR 8,000 USD 200 INR 8,000x4 = 32,000 USD 165x4 = 660 Quarter Page INR 4,500 USD 115 INR 4,500x4 = 18,000 USD 100x4 = 400 1/8th Page INR 2,500 USD 65 INR 2,500x4 = 10,000 USD 50x4 = 20026
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  • 2012 ISRMAX ASIA ISRM AX ASIAX ISRM A A ASIAsia’s Biggest SUGAR Exhibition “Asia’s Most Supported & Recommended Sugar Exhibition with focus on complete value chain (from Pre Harvest to29th to 31st August 2012Hall 8, Impact Exhibition & Convention, Post Harvest including by-products) ”Centre, BANGKOK (THAILAND) SUGAR Refinery Tour SUGAR Day Celebration with the association of Ministry of Thailand Our Official Supporters 1960-2010 Organizers IMPACT Exhibition Management Co. Ltd. Pixie Consulting Solutions Ltd. Thailand India For Space Booking Contact +91 9812082121, 99917 05002 sugar@pixie.co.in www.pixie.co.in ISRMAX India 2012 13-15 December, IARI Ground, PUSA, New Delhi www.pixie.co.in