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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Postharvest Quality and Processing of Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum for Sugar and Ethanol Production

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Title: GS4 Molasses ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods in Sugar Analysis) Report

item Eggleston, Gillian

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/2/2012
Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Citation: Eggleston, G. 2013. GS4 Molasses ICUMSA Report. In: Proceedings of the International Commission for Uniform Methods in Sugar Analysis, September 1, 2013, Cambridge, UK. p. 117-222.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A report is given on international trade methods for molasses. At the present time there is a need to replace lead acetate clarification agent used in the determination of sucrose in molasses samples, in Europe and other parts of the world. The report discusses possible replacements for lead acetate. Results from a Sugar Proficiency Scheme on specific molasses methods are summarized, presented, and discussed. Recommendations for future work on molasses international trade methods are given.

Last Modified: 10/15/2017
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