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News Article | November 3, 2016
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Britain faces at least two years of economic "turbulence" and a period of "fiscal uncertainty" as the country prepares for Brexit in 2019 and the prospect of a clean break with the EU, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond has warned. Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Managers Association warns businesses to act now and reduce their energy demand. Energy prices will rise by an estimated 50% over the next 5 years while demand will exceed current grid capacity this winter. Also, UK's commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 2020 will impose tighter regulations on commercial properties and create new laws on business energy efficiency taxation. Energy Management is essential to any business if you want to control costs, be fully compliant with legislation and enhance the organisation's reputation. EMEX (www.emexlondon.com) and its community are returning to the ExCeL Centre in London on 16th and 17th November with a packed programme spread across 4 free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminar theatres. This content, curated by the Energy Managers Association and its Board of major energy users, will include the opportunity to meet with top industry experts, peers and numerous leading suppliers that will unveil the latest technology and energy efficiency strategies available right now. Organisations like Network Rail, Land Securities, Local Councils, Ministry of Defence, National Grid, E.ON, Unite Students, Servest Group, Bourne Leisure, British Sugar, Costa Express, Port of Milford Haven, Water Plus, University College London, Bank of England, Skanska, BIFM, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), House of Commons, The Body Shop International, Pets At Home, Total Gas & Power, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Greater London Authority, Broad gate Estates, Queen Mary University of London, Lloyds Banking Group, and Regent Street Management Direct are confirmed to speak at EMEX 2016. One of the most important energy efficiency measures is training. You could save up to 30% on your utility bills. The latest developments in behavioural change can help your business to engage with your staff so they become active players in reducing operating costs while improving sustainability credentials, all this with no capital outlay and no interruption of day-to-day business. Experts, such as the Operations Improvement Manager at British Sugar, the Senior Sustainability Manager at Skanska, the Energy and Environmental Manager at the Bank of England, the Energy and Utilities Advisor at the House of Commons and the Energy and Sustainability Manager at University College London, all specialists in behaviour change, to name just a few, will share their experience. Their presentations, in the Siemens theatre, will leave you better equipped to deliver energy efficiency in your organisation from one-off projects to a strategy that is embedded in staff culture. See seminars in Saving Energy Through People Track. 2. Reducing Energy Use in the Built Environment. About half of CO2 emissions in the UK come from energy used in our homes and buildings leading the UK Government to implement tougher regulations in the built environment. Get on top of new Government energy standards, assess risks and, where necessary, act now to make improvements that ensure buildings exceed the minimum energy efficiency standard or face the prospect of the value of your assets decreasing significantly. By April 2018, it will be unlawful to renew or grant new leases for residential, or commercial property with an EPC rating below "E" unless registered as an exemption. By April 2020, the regulation will be extended to apply to ALL residential lettings (both new AND existing). By simply commissioning or upgrading existing systems, you can expect energy savings of 20-40%, which typically represent a simple payback of less than 3 years. With over 120 exhibitors ranging from major utilities to brokers and consultants, equipment manufacturers to training companies and showcasing a broad range of energy efficient solutions and services under one roof, EMEX has become a unique opportunity to learn about the new technology, systems and services available in this fast changing environment. There are a number of talks about Energy Use in the Built Environment. One area of operational expenditure that has been largely overlooked, but which has substantial potential to deliver savings, is the cost and use of indirect materials and resources, such as water, energy, maintenance and hidden value in assets. Beyond price, there are further financial considerations associated with buying and using these key resources. Energy efficiency is already a well-established part of the corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability agenda. Businesses committed to safeguarding their reputation for corporate responsibility - and the commercial value attached to that - have no option but to meet the challenge of developing sustainable operations. Applying silo thinking to operational management rarely delivers the maximum savings possible. A far more effective approach is to focus on the whole operation and identify the interdependencies between each function. With this broader view, it is possible to develop and implement solutions that deliver greater cost reductions by achieving the following results: Increase energy efficiency across multiple facilities; reduce maintenance costs; reduce water consumption; decrease production downtime; remove supply chain costs; deliver a return on investment; increase business assets value; enhance workplace productivity. Start implementing all the necessary improvements by mapping out the opportunities and building a solid business case to get a sign-off from board of directors and company executives. There are a number of informative seminars here. The UK is entering a period of energy transition. The main forces driving this transition are a growing consensus about the scale and importance of climate change, the need to ensure secure energy supplies for the UK in the face of rising global demand and an ageing and centralised grid. There is an urgent imperative to re-shape policy in order to decarbonise the energy that we use, evolve infrastructures and to secure sustainable local generation supplies for the long term. The UK's energy market mix is already fast changing with a fast growing interest in flexible strategies that empower end-users to manage their consumption, mitigate intermittency in supply, lower their costs and generate new revenue. At EMEX, National Grid will present Power Responsive, a stakeholder-led programme of work to stimulate increased participation in the different forms of flexible technology in Britain's energy markets. They also plan to facilitate the rapid growth of demand-side solutions. Demand Reduction is a key area for policy makers and companies this year, as this winter will see a very tight margin between supply and demand. The EMA will be launching Dynamic Response, which will offer a new solution to this problem - flexible load shifting through battery storage from off-peak to peak periods. This system will help you reduce costs through reduction in expensive peak time pricing, reduce transmission charges and deal with security of supply issues. This new technology will be rolled out in the next couple of years. Seminars on how you could incorporate this system into your business and actually make a profit will be explored in the presentations found in the DONG Energy theatre. With the deployment of demand-side response systems and energy storage, renewables will play a central part of generation on the grid. How the electricity codes will need to be amended will be covered, and the work of the EMA in lobbying for these changes will also be highlighted. Renewables now account for 25% of the UK electricity generation, which is up from 9% in 2011. Switching to renewables and green-tech is a substantial and yet untapped opportunity for most businesses to reduce costs and meet carbon emission targets rapidly. At EMEX, Good Energy will launch their new web platform for business customers to enhance transparency and control of their energy supply with the ability to match with local renewable power generators. DONG Energy is leading the way in the development of sophisticated tools that enable businesses to be more flexible in the way that energy is consumed. It has come up with a unique way to help balance its own generation at times when the wind doesn't blow. Corona Energy, a leading independent energy supplier to UK businesses will offer expert advice on energy efficiency, with a fresh approach to managing your energy usage presented at the show. Alternatively, instead of buying all of your energy from suppliers, you can install renewables technology, also known as micro generation, and low-carbon technology to generate your own. ENERCON UK, Emergya Wind Technologies, Lightsource Renewable Energy, Norvento Wind Energy and others will present the latest technologies to generate energy from wind, sun and biomass fuel. Also presenting at the show, Origami Energy is an ambitious new technology company, created with the objective of developing the technology and financial systems that are required to connect, control and actively manage a large network of existing energy generating / energy using / energy storing assets connected to the electricity grid. Learn about all of these in the Renewable Power Generation track. 6. Get ready for the UK water market de-regulation Businesses need to start planning now for the most radical changes in the water industry for a generation. From April 2017, over 1.2 million eligible businesses and other non-household customers in England will be able to choose their supplier of water and wastewater retail services. The smallest high street shops to the largest public authorities will be able to shop around and choose their retailer or renegotiate the existing deal. If you prepare well for the changes in advance, deregulation of the water industry presents a fresh opportunity for your company to make significant savings when it comes to managing your utility costs. Companies operating in multiple locations can use just one supplier rather than several, which allows them to negotiate price on a much larger volume and to simplify the billing process. Some retailers will work with such clients to reduce their water bill through the introduction of water efficient kit and metering, in order to form the basis of a Water Performance Contract in which water efficiency savings will be shared by the client and the retailer. In Scotland, where competition was introduced in 2008, Business Stream achieved more than £35 million in Water Efficiency savings, experienced a 26% increase in customer satisfaction, made available more than £30m worth of discounts, saved public sector customers more than £20m and helped customers save 16 billion litres of water and more than 28,000 tons of CO2 in the first 3 years. Early birds in the market will snap the best deals, so don't wait until April 2017 to do your benchmarking. Business Stream, SES Business Water, Source for Business, Water Plus (a new joint venture between Severn Trent and United Utilities), The Water Retail Company, Waterscan and Water 2 Business to name a few will be presenting their offerings at EMEX. Check all the free-to-attend seminars and training sessions in the Water Retail Market Opening track. EMEX is over 3,000 visitors, 120 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 80 training and seminars.


News Article | November 11, 2016
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"Brexit has factored in a 15-18% rise in fuel prices next year due to the fall in a value of Sterling. Could a fall in the value of the dollar after Trump's victory offset that rise with a fall in the value of the dollar against the pound? Immediately after the result, there was a fall in the value of the dollar; this should make energy cheaper, as fuel is priced in dollars, but what will happen in the short to medium term? The scenario that Trump will be a catastrophe to the world markets has led to a short term fall, but the market should calm down after the unexpected shock. The rally will depend on what Trump does rather than what he has said he will do. The American political system is based on checks and balances. Obama failed to deliver much of his program because he could not get it passed Congress. The Senate and House of Representatives are now both in Republican hands, but the Republican Party itself, is not fully backing Trump. It is likely that the wild promises that he has made will meet a wall (not built by Mexicans), past which he will not be able to progress a lot of his agenda. Short term turbulence will settle down as happened in the case of Brexit, but the underlying risk of a populist President trying to match his unrealistic rhetoric to action, will be a constant destabilising influence on the markets. This is not scare mongering but based on what has already happened, should households and companies need to factor in a rise in energy costs? Energy prices closely match the ups and downs of Sterling's or dollar's value, really due to an inability of energy companies to absorb the rise of the commodity prices in an already extremely competitive market, which has very little profit margin. To protect themselves, they will need to hedge against the risks, the cost of which will be passed onto the consumer. Brexit caused the same turbulence with a major drop in the value of Sterling, so why has the fall in the value of sterling, not already been seen in a hike in bills? The answer is wrapped up in the procurement of energy. The majority of the energy we buy is gas. Gas provides two thirds of the energy used in the home and businesses, mostly heating, and it also powers over half of electricity generation. Gas is valued in dollars and so logically, prices should already have gone up with the fall in sterling. The reason this has not happened yet is that most gas is purchased up to a year ahead, so the price of the energy we are consuming now is still based on the value of Sterling before the vote. The price of energy therefore has an inbuilt price increase, based on currency exchange rates, which cannot be avoided, but will start to bite later in the winter. Back to Trump, his victory may lead to the fall in the value of the dollar so will this not lead to cheaper commodity prices? Well yes and no, the exchange rate will have an effect, but the fall in the Dollar may lead to inflation in the price of oil as commodity, producers, many of whom are dependent on oil revenue, will need to increase prices to offset losses on the exchange rates. Cheap energy is based on stable markets with clearly understood risks. Nobody is sure where Trump is going, maybe not even him, but arguably the most powerful man in the world, making up policy as he goes along is not going to make energy cheaper", concluded Lord Rupert Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Managers Association With his team at the Energy Managers Association, he has been working with hundreds of businesses to provide an event, EMEX where energy users can share knowledge, technologies and expertise on how to increase buildings energy efficiency, reduce electricity, water consumption and their associated costs. EMEX (http://www.emexlondon.com) and its community are returning to the ExCeL Centre in London on 16th and 17th November with a packed programme spread across 4 free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminar theatres. This content, curated by the Energy Managers Association and its Board of major energy users, will include the opportunity to meet with top industry experts, peers and numerous leading suppliers that will unveil the latest technology and energy efficiency strategies available right now. Organisations like Network Rail, Land Securities, Local Councils, Ministry of Defence, National Grid, E.ON, Unite Students, Servest Group, Bourne Leisure, British Sugar, Costa Express, Port of Milford Haven, Water Plus, University College London, Bank of England, Skanska, BIFM, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), House of Commons, The Body Shop International, Pets At Home, Total Gas & Power, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Greater London Authority, Broad gate Estates, Queen Mary University of London, Lloyds Banking Group, and Regent Street Management Direct are confirmed to speak at EMEX 2016. EMEX is an annual exhibition that takes place on 16 and 17 November 2016 at ExCeL London. The Energy Management Exhibition is for everyone responsible for reducing their organisation's energy consumption. This can be achieved through better energy buying, staff training and innovative technology. Attendees will be able to find and talk to companies and government; both have developed industry-leading solutions for decreasing energy costs. It is free to register to attend the show. There are over 3,000 visitors, 120 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 80 seminar sessions. More information can be found at http://www.emexlondon.com/emex-show-guide-2016/ Lord Redesdale was the Energy Spokesman for the Liberal Democrats for the House of Lords 2000-2008 during which time he introduced a number of private members bills in the area of energy and conservation. As Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group he has worked to spread the message about the carbon costs of energy especially computing. In 2012 he was awarded the accolade of Environmental Parliamentarian of the year by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. Lord Redesdale is the CEO of the Energy Managers Association (EMA). The EMA aims to promote the development of energy management and the career structure of Energy Managers in the British economy. The EMA sets up standards for energy management training courses to all companies to reduce their energy and CRC bill. The LEC scheme was launched in October 2013 and aims at driving the energy efficiency agenda by auditing companies by their commitment to energy management. The recognition of energy costs and energy reduction through energy efficient measures is a matter of the utmost importance and overarching key driver for the EMA.


Key Market Analysis to Bakery and Cereals in the UK Register a CAGR of 10.0 % by 2020 Report analyzes the market data demographic consumption and key trends that are driving the network for these items. The report forecasts that, cereal bars would be the fastest growing value category and registering a CAGR of 10.0% during 2015-2020. Albany, NY, November 26, 2016 --( Request for Free Sample Report: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=871748 The report analyses that, breakfast cereals have been criticized in the past because of their high sugar content. Now, consumers are preferring low sugar products which has made the market players well aware. Hence, they are providing best low sugar cereals and baked products. Key findings of the report involves that, private label products had high market entrance of 21.3% in 2015. They compete with brands, which further has resulted in a private label products gaining market share from brands during the period of 2012-2015. In the next section, the report covers eleven categories of the market such as: Baking Ingredients Baking Mixes Bread & Rolls Breakfast Cereals Cakes Pastries & Sweet Pies Dough Products Cereal Bars Energy Bars Cookies Savory Biscuits Morning Goods The Bakery & Cereals market is dominated by two categories, Bread & Rolls and Cookies (sweet biscuits), which together constitute half of the total market by value. The study also highlights innovative new product development that effectively targets the most relevant consumer needs and offers strategic recommendations to capitalize on growing consumer behaviors. In the report, Hypermarkets and supermarkets signify the largest distribution channel for bakery and cereals in the country. Bakery and cereals market in the UK accounted for nearly one-fifth of the inclusive food retail sales in 2014. In the previous years, volume sales for top cereal brands were upsurge by 1.67%. But the value has decrease by 3.4 %. The major trends that are driving the sales in the U.K. are time shortage and experiential marketing. Due to the hectic lifestyles of consumers, they look for products that are time-saving and convenient. Browse Full info with TOC: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/report/consumer-and-market-insights-bakery-and-cereals-in-the-uk-report.html Leading retailers running in the U.K. food market are British Sugar Plc and General Mills, Inc. The data provided in the report is important for the leading players in the market, as it tracks customer behavior through to its genuine value impact on a product market. The readers will able to understand the data analysis of the market that allows marketing strategies to be updated in line with the latest consumer behaviors. About Us Market Research Hub (MRH) is a next-generation reseller of research reports and analysis. 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Contact Us 90 State Street Albany, NY 12207 United States Toll Free : 866-997-4948 (US-Canada) Tel : +1-518-621-2074 Email : press@marketresearchhub.com Website : http://www.marketresearchhub.com Albany, NY, November 26, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Market Research Hub has announced the addition of a latest Canadean report which focuses on the market of Bakery and Cereals in the U.K. The report is titled as “Consumer and Market Insights: Bakery and Cereals in the UK.” It analyzes the market data demographic consumption and key trends that are driving the network for these items. The report forecasts that, cereal bars would be the fastest growing value category and registering a CAGR of 10.0% during 2015-2020.Request for Free Sample Report: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=871748The report analyses that, breakfast cereals have been criticized in the past because of their high sugar content. Now, consumers are preferring low sugar products which has made the market players well aware. Hence, they are providing best low sugar cereals and baked products. Key findings of the report involves that, private label products had high market entrance of 21.3% in 2015. They compete with brands, which further has resulted in a private label products gaining market share from brands during the period of 2012-2015. In the next section, the report covers eleven categories of the market such as:Baking IngredientsBaking MixesBread & RollsBreakfast CerealsCakesPastries & Sweet PiesDough ProductsCereal BarsEnergy BarsCookiesSavory BiscuitsMorning GoodsThe Bakery & Cereals market is dominated by two categories, Bread & Rolls and Cookies (sweet biscuits), which together constitute half of the total market by value. The study also highlights innovative new product development that effectively targets the most relevant consumer needs and offers strategic recommendations to capitalize on growing consumer behaviors.In the report, Hypermarkets and supermarkets signify the largest distribution channel for bakery and cereals in the country. Bakery and cereals market in the UK accounted for nearly one-fifth of the inclusive food retail sales in 2014. In the previous years, volume sales for top cereal brands were upsurge by 1.67%. But the value has decrease by 3.4 %. The major trends that are driving the sales in the U.K. are time shortage and experiential marketing. Due to the hectic lifestyles of consumers, they look for products that are time-saving and convenient.Browse Full info with TOC: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/report/consumer-and-market-insights-bakery-and-cereals-in-the-uk-report.htmlLeading retailers running in the U.K. food market are British Sugar Plc and General Mills, Inc. The data provided in the report is important for the leading players in the market, as it tracks customer behavior through to its genuine value impact on a product market. The readers will able to understand the data analysis of the market that allows marketing strategies to be updated in line with the latest consumer behaviors.About UsMarket Research Hub (MRH) is a next-generation reseller of research reports and analysis. MRH’s expansive collection of market research reports has been carefully curated to help key personnel and decision makers across industry verticals to clearly visualize their operating environment and take strategic steps.MRH functions as an integrated platform for the following products and services: Objective and sound market forecasts, qualitative and quantitative analysis, incisive insight into defining industry trends, and market share estimates. 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Akram M.,University of Sheffield | Tan C.K.,University of South Wales | Garwood D.R.,University of South Wales | Fisher M.,British Sugar plc. | And 2 more authors.
Applied Energy | Year: 2015

Relatively cheap, poor quality, unprepared biomass materials can be difficult to burn efficiently on a large commercial scale because of their variable composition, relatively low calorific values and high moisture contents. Consequently it is often necessary to co-fire these materials with a hydrocarbon support fuel to ensure stable and efficient combustion. Fluidised bed combustion (FBC) is a promising method for burning mixtures of fuels with widely differing individual characteristics although there is a need for further information on the "optimum" conditions for efficient operation as well as on the proportions of support fuel which should be used in particular applications. This paper is therefore concerned with co-firing of coal with pressed sugar beet pulp, (a solid biomass with an average moisture content of 71%), in a lab scale (<25. kW net thermal input) fluidised bed combustor. The project was undertaken in collaboration with British Sugar plc. who operate a large coal-fired fluidised bed, with a nominal thermal rating of 40. MW, to generate hot combustion gases for use in subsequent drying applications. The combustion characteristics of different coal and pressed pulp mixtures were investigated over a wide range of operating conditions. For stable combustion the maximum proportion of pulp by mass in the blended fuel was limited to 50%. However under these co-firing conditions a fixed bed temperature can be achieved with 20% lower fluidising air (when compared with coal alone) since evaporation of the moisture in the pressed pulp provides additional cooling of the bed. This reduction in excess air will be beneficial for the output of the full scale plant at British Sugar since at present the flow rate of the fluidising air and hence the amount of coal which can be burnt is limited by high pressure drops in the bed air distributor system. The pressed pulp has relatively low nitrogen levels and hence a further benefit of co-firing is that NO. x emissions are reduced by about 25%.Agglomeration of the bed can be a problem when co-firing biomass because of the formation of "sticky" low melting point alkali metal silicate eutectics which result in subsequent adhesion of the ash and sand particles. Consequently, longer term co-firing tests were undertaken with a 50/50 blended fuel by mass. Problems of bed agglomeration were not observed over the duration of these tests and moreover, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies indicated that the levels of alkali metals in the ash were relatively low. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 336.70K | Year: 2014

Innovative ICT can play a crucial role in many innovation processes, but its potential is not always exploited in many industries. A route to innovation in chemical using industries is the exploitation of materials in what would otherwise be lost to waste streams from current manufacturing processes. This is interesting both in terms of realising additional value from manufacturing, but also in reduced utilisation of unsustainable material sources and exploitation of novel feedstocks for novel functional materials with new application benefits. This project will develop an information system based on highly innovative information technologies with the capability to rapidly identify the feedstock and functional material opportunities, and demonstrate its value in rapid bio-derived surfactant discovery. The key advances made will be in automation of large scale information analysis and mining, and in development of many-criteria optimisation algorithms to pin point innovative candidate materials from the very large numbers of possible options.


Milford G.F.J.,British Sugar Plc | Jarvis P.J.,British Sugar Plc | Walters C.,British Sugar Plc
Journal of Agricultural Science | Year: 2010

A new model is presented that relates the numbers of bolters in sugar-beet crops to an intensity of vernalization calculated as the accumulated number of hours between sowing and the end of June that temperatures were between 0 and 13C, with each temperature within this range differentially weighted for its vernalizing effect. The model allows varieties to be characterized in terms of a threshold number of vernalizing hours needed to induce bolting (the vernalization requirement) and the increase in the proportion of bolted plants with each additional 10 vernalizing hours accumulated above this vernalizing threshold (the bolting sensitivity). When parameterized for variety, the model allows the level of bolting to be predicted for crops sown on specific dates in particular locations. Data from variety-assessment trials done at a wide range of locations throughout the main UK sugar-beet growing areas between 1973 and 2006, and from early sown bolting trials done at a few sites between 2000 and 2008, were used to define specific aspects of the model. These included the range and weightings of vernalizing temperatures, the period during which vernalization occurs, and the temperatures likely to cause plants to become devernalized. The vernalization-intensity bolting model was parameterized and validated using separate subsets of the UK variety-assessment trial data. It was shown to be more discriminating and robust than an existing cool-day model, which relates bolting to the number of days from sowing in which the maximum air temperature was below 12C. Examples are given of the use of the new model to assess the bolting risk associated with early sowing in different regions of the UK, to interpret recent patterns of bolting (especially the large numbers of bolters seen in some commercial crops in 2008), and its potential use as an advisory tool. © 2009 Cambridge University Press.


Patterson N.J.,Leatherhead Food Research | Sadler M.J.,MJSR Associates | Cooper J.M.,British Sugar PLC
Nutrition Bulletin | Year: 2012

Consumer understanding of nutrition and health claims is a key aspect of current regulations in the European Union (EU). In view of this, qualitative and quantitative research techniques were used to investigate consumer awareness and understanding of product claims in the UK, focusing particularly on nutrition claims relating to sugars. Both research methods identified a good awareness of product claims. No added sugars claims were generally preferred to reduced sugars claims, and there was a general assumption that sweeteners and other ingredients would be added in place of sugars. However, there was little awareness of the level of sugar reduction and the associated calorie reduction in products when reduced sugars claims were made on pack. In focus groups, participants felt deceived if sugar reduction claims were being made without a significant reduction in calories. This was reinforced in the quantitative research which showed that respondents expected a similar and meaningful level of calorie reduction to the level of sugar reduction. The research also identified consumer confusion around the calorie content of different nutrients, including over-estimation of the calorie content of sugars. This is crucial to consumers' expectations as they clearly link sugar to calories and therefore expect a reduction in sugar content to deliver a reduction in calorie content. © 2012 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2012 British Nutrition Foundation.


Parkin G.,British Sugar Plc | De Bruijn J.M.,British Sugar Plc
ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts | Year: 2010

Over the last five years, a number of changes have taken place within the European Sugar Sector mostly driven by the reform of the European Sugar Regime. This Regime had been in place since 1968 and was designed to maintain employment and standards of living for EU growers of beet sugar by making the continent self-sufficient in sugar production. This presentation highlights the changes that have taken place to the Regime and how the Sugar Industry within Europe has altered to meet the new requirements. Sugar Beet Growers and Processors are examining alternative strategies, resulting in new R&D initiatives, to ensure the stability and continuation of the industry in the future. These have included Biofuel production, greater power generation involving CHP plants, alternative fuel sources, product diversification, and refining of imported cane sugar. These initiatives will illustrate what a European sugar producer could be making and using in the near future.


Fox G.,British Sugar plc
International Sugar Journal | Year: 2011

Sugar manufacture has changed a lot in the UK since the first factory opened 99 years ago in Cantley, Norfolk. Increasing the number of sugar products available to both bulk and retail customers remains an obvious choice for an expanding sugar business, but although sugar is at the core of its operations, British Sugar is now operating outside the box. Harvesting its process streams to diversify into new markets, and produce a range of sustainable co-products from Topsoil to tomatoes to bioethanol, British Sugar's highly integrated approach to manufacturing allows the company to efficiently transform its raw materials into sustainable products.

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