Critical Success Factors for Sugar Manufacturing

Sugar producers worldwide trust Sugar Research Institute (SRI) for expert advice

Increase efficiency

Improving sugar factory production process

Operational efficiency

SRI delivers short and long term strategies to minimise the resources used to manufacture sugar.

Increase productivity

Identifying optimal operational and plant options

Factory productivity

SRI identifies and analyses equipment and process ‘pinch points ‘ that constrain factory capacity.

Increase recovery

Maximising sucrose extraction to a high quality

Sugar recovery

SRI applies cost effective techniques to maximise sugar retention during processing.

Australia’s Sugar Research Institute (SRI) offers global expertise in sugar milling and refining technology. We draw upon 66 years of sugar-specific experience to solve the technical and operational issues of cane sugar processing.

SRI’s understanding of the science of sugar processing helps sugar mills and refineries worldwide 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 milling industry.

Our focus is to offer our clients and owners a competitive advantage based on technical and operational excellence.
This excellence arises from our unmatched understanding and application of the science of sugar processing.

SRI offers a wide range of defined and bespoke consulting, advisory and analytical services.
SRI’s major equipment designs are regarded worldwide as leaders in their class. Each is based on scientific design, extensive field testing, and continuous improvement programmes.
SRI offers a range of instrumentation and software products that address requirements specific to the sugar industry.
SRI’s training offerings extend to operational and supervisory staff, and are offered on-demand around the world.

2016 Sugar Research Institute Scholarship recipients announced

Four undergraduate engineering students with an interest in sugar processing have each been awarded the prestigious Sugar Research Institute Scholarship for 2016. Sugar Research Institute’s 2016 scholarship intake attracted a record number of applications from [...]

Student bursary bonus for MSF Sugar

Two lucky engineering students have received a special bursary award thanks to a unique industry partnership with MSF Sugar, Sugar Research Australia and Sugar Research Institute. Sugar Research Australia will fund four weeks paid work [...]

Mackay Sugar prepares for 2016 season and welcomes new apprentices

Mackay Sugar has begun major works on the Number 1 Boiler at its Marian Mill that caused hold-ups throughout last crushing season. The boiler is one of the main priorities on a list of major [...]