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NEW SUGARS CONSULTANTS. March 14, 2016. Booker Tate Limited, Oxfordshire, United Kingdon is a new Sugars™ consultant Please see the SUGARS CONSULTANTS page on this website for contact details..

NEW SUGARS CONSULTANTS. Feburary 2016. The SUGARS CONSULTANTS page was revised to add new consultants and revise some contact information. Please see the SUGARS CONSULTANTS page of this website for further details.

ESST MEETING POSTER AND PAPER. May 2015. A Poster was presented to the 4th European Society for Sugar Technology (ESST) Conference, May 2015 regarding a paper that was submitted to the conference. The title of the paper is “Process Modeling using Sugars™ - Beet Factory” and it is available on the “SUGARS PAPERS” page of this website.

AVH SYMPOSIUM PAPER. April 2015. The paper that was presented at the Association Andrew Van Hook Symposium is now available on the “SUGARS PAPERS” page of this website.

PAPER TO BE PRESENTED. Sugars International LLC will present a paper on cane factory modeling at the upcoming 22nd International Symposium of the Association Andrew Van Hook to be held at the Hotel Holiday Inn Airport from February 24th to 27th, 2015 on Mauritius Island. The theme of the symposium is: "Mass and Energy Balance and the performance of sugar mills and refineries".

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED. December 17 2014. Version 3.9.29 of Sugars was released and is now available for download by all users with a current service agreement. Version 3.9.29 corrects some bugs, adds support for Visio 2013 “.vsdm” files, added and revised some error/warning message files, added XML Data Import/Export and other changes and additions to the help system and added changes and some new features to various stations.

NEW PAPERS ABOUT SUGARS™. November 2014. Three new papers related to the use of Sugars are shown on the "SUGARS PAPERS" page of this website.

NEW ADDRESS. March 2014. Sugars International LLC moved from its temporary location on S. Columbine street to its new location in Denver, Colorado USA. Contact information with our new address is given on the CONTACT US page.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED July 2013. Version 3.9.20 of Sugars was released and is now available for download by all users with a current service agreement. Version 3.9.20 is a major update that includes the addition of fermentation and distillation balances with vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations for ethanol-water mixtures and support for Visio versions from 2002 through 2013.

NEW ADDRESS. June 2013. Sugars International LLC moved its office to a new location in Denver, Colorado USA. Phone and e-mail addresses remain the same.

NEW SUGARS CONSULTANT. August 2012.  IPROSUCAR Consultoria e Engenharia Ltda., Piracicaba / SP, Brazil is a new Sugars™ consultant.  Please see the "Sugars Consultants" page on this website for contact details.

BIODIESEL PAPERAugust 2012. Biodiesel Production from Microalgae Co-location with Sugar Mills thesis by Christian Lohrey was submitted to Louisiana State University for a Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  The thesis discusses biodiesel production from microalgae adjacent to a cane sugar factory with modeling of the process using Sugars.

NEW SUGARS CONSULTANT. July 2012.  ESCON GmbH, Berlin, Germany, is a new Sugars consultant.  Please see the "Sugars Consultants" page on this website for contact details.

ISJ PAPER.  July 2012Process technologies for the White Nile Sugar Factory paper by Sanjay Awasthi, ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited, was published in the International Sugar Journal volume 114, no. 1363, July 2012.  The paper covers the use of Sugars for the design of a new sugar factory in Sudan.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  September 20, 2011.  Version 3.7.15 of Sugars was released and is now available for download by all users with a current service agreement.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  June 11, 2011.  Version 3.7.14 of Sugars was released and is now available for download by all users with a current service agreement.

SUGARS LETTER NO. 9 ADDED.  April 7, 2011.  Added Sugars Letter Issue No. 9 to the Sugars Papers section of this website.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  February 24, 2011.  Version 3.7.13 of Sugars was released and it is now available for download by all users of Sugars with current software service agreements.  This release adds support for Visio 2007 and 2010 and other enhancements.

ASSCT MEETING - Louisiana division.  February 8-10, 2011.  Fikadu Beyene made a presentation titled Using Sugars™ for Mill Optimization Projects to discuss the use of Sugars to reduce the steam consumption and raw sugar color at the Louisiana Sugar Cane Cooperative factory in St. Martinville, LA USA.

COMPANIES IN 40 COUNTRIES HAVE PURCHASED A LICENSE TO SUGARS.  January 1, 2011.  Sugar companies, engineering firms and consultants in 40 countries of the world have purchase a license to use Sugars.

SIT MEETING IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA USA.  May 16-19, 2010.  M. Inkson, P. Antier and M. Topfer presented a paper titled A Single Strike Boiling Scheme that discusses a single product boiling with an intermediate boiling refinery that was modeled using Sugars.

ISSCT MEETING IN VERA CRUZ, MEXICO.  March 8-11, 2010.  A paper was presented titled On-Line monitoring of Factory Processes by Boris Morgenroth and Stefan Pfau, IPRO Industrieprojekt GmbH and L. Warner Weiss, Sugars International LLC.  Dr. Morgenroth presented the paper to the international sugarcane technologists attending the meeting.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  March 4, 2010.  Version 3.7.12 of Sugars was released and it is now available for download by all users of Sugars with current software service agreements.  This is a minor new release with some corrections to reported bugs until version 4.0 is released.

SUGARS LETTER NO. 8 ADDED.  April 7, 2009.  Added Sugars Letter Issue No. 8 to the Sugars Papers section of this website.

SUGARS DEMONSTRATIONS.  April 1, 2009.  Live demonstrations of Sugars for Windows can now be given over the internet.  Visit the Demonstrations section of this website for further details.

SUGAR INDUSTRY PAPER.  July, 2008.  A paper was added to the Sugars Papers section of this website titled: Influence of reduced temperatures in evaporation and crystallization on the sugar quality and energy consumption in sugar production by Q. Smejkal, A. Bagherzadeh and R. Schick, Technical University of Berlin.  This paper was published in German in the May 2008 issue of Sugar Industry 133 (2008) No. 5, pages 330-339.  It is provided by kind permission from the Sugar Industry journal.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  June 21, 2007.  Version 3.7.11 of Sugars was released and it is now available for download by all users of Sugars with current software service agreements.  This is a minor new release with a few new features and corrections to reported bugs until version 4.0 is released later.

SUGARS LETTER NO. 7 ADDED.  April 13, 2007.  Added Sugars Letter Issue No. 7 to the Sugars Papers section of this website.

DATA EXPORT TO EXCEL.  April 9, 2007.  Instructions for exporting Sugars balance results to either an embedded Excel spreadsheet, or into an Excel spreadsheet running separately from Sugars was added as an Adobe pdf that can be downloaded from the "Support/Downloads" section of this website.

SIT PAPER ADDED.  February 28, 2007.  Paper titled: Thoughts on Refinery Crystallization Schemes was added to the Sugars Papers section of this web site.  This paper was originally presented to the Sugar Industry Technologists meeting in Dubai, UAE on April 3-6, 2005.  Also, it was published in Zuckerindustrie 131 (2006) No. 3, 179-185.

NEW SUGARS CONSULTANTS.  January 24, 2007.  Fry Engineering, LLC, Fargo, North Dakota USA and James Joyce and Associates, Queensland, Australia are new Sugars consultants.  Mr. Paul Fry, President of Fry Engineering has worked with Sugars for many years modeling both beet and cane factories.  Dr. James Joyce and Mr. Ivars Klisans with James Joyce and Associates are both experienced users of Sugars.  Please contact either of these companies for consultation with Sugars or for modeling projects.

AMS POSTER SHOWN AT ISSCT ENGINEERING WORKSHOP.  November 21-24, 2006.  The ISSCT Engineering Workshop was held in Veracruz, Mexico and IPRO Industrieprojekt GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany provided a poster covering the Advanced Monitoring System (AMS).

NEW SUGARS CONSULTANT.  November 17, 2006.  MS Processes Intl, LLC, Hutchinson, Minnesota USA is a new Sugars consultant.  Mr. Mark Suhr, President has extensive experience with Sugars and is available for modeling, training, consultation and feasibility studies using Sugars.

AMS POSTER SHOWN AT SPRI CONFERENCE.  September 17-20, 2006.  Aguas de São Pedro, S.P., Brazil was the host for the 2006 Sugar Processing Research Institute, Inc. conference titled "Frontiers in Sugar Processing".  IPRO Industrieprojekt GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany provided a poster and flyer of the Advanced Monitoring System (AMS).  Also, a paper titled Factory Performance Evaluation with the Advanced Monitoring System (AMS) was prepared for the conference proceedings.

AMS POSTER SHOWN AT SIT CONFERENCE.  May 14-17, 2006.  La Baule, France was the site of the 65th annual technical conference of the Sugar Industry Technologists.  Gunther Ahring and Boris Morgenroth, IPRO Industrieprojekt GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany presented a poster titled Process Control in the Refinery Employing AMS (Advanced Monitoring System).  The accompanying flyer to the poster gives an overview of the AMS and how it can benefit a refinery.

SUGARS LETTER NO. 6 ADDED.  May 8, 2006.  Added Sugars Letter Issue No. 6 to the Sugars Papers section of this web site.

SUGARS LETTER'S ADDED.  March 31, 2006.  Added SUGARSLETTER Issue Nos. 1 through 5 to Sugars Papers section of this web site.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  February 11, 2006.  Version 3.7.07 of Sugars was released and it is now available for download by all users of Sugars with current software service agreements.  This is a major new release with many new features and improvements including: (1) new highly accurate steam and water algorithms, (2) transfer of station and flow stream data to fields that can be reference on the model drawing for display and custom calculations, (3) additions to the station stencils, (4) new properties for some stations, (5) internal structural changes to incorporate the new steam and water algorithms and for new features in the future, and (6) corrections to reported bugs. 

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  July 8, 2005.  Version 3.6.04 of Sugars was released and copies were sent to all users of Sugars with current software service agreements.  Included in this new release were improvements to stations with some new fields, flow stream data display on the Visio drawing and new additions to the stencils containing station types and groupings to model various factory equipment.

ASSBT MEETING IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA USA.  March 2005.  Sugars International attended the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists meeting in Palm Springs, California USA from March 2 to 5, 2005.  The latest version of Sugars was distributed to companies that attended the meeting and have active Sugars software service agreements.

ISSCT MEETING IN GUATEMALA.  February 2005.  Sugars International attended the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala from January 30 through February 4, 2005.  A paper was presented titled Modelling a Continuous Pan Installation using Sugars for Windows.  Also, demonstrations of the next version of Sugars™ for Windows® to be released later this year were given at the meeting.

INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL PAPER.  January 2005.  A paper titled New Developments in Information Technologies was published in volume CVII, issue no. 1273, 38-41 (English), 42-46 (Spanish) January 2005 of the International Sugar Journal.   Service Oriented Architectures and Web Services for communication between software applications is discussed along with the Advanced Monitoring System for importing data into the Sugars model of a factory.

ZUCKERINDUSTRIE ARTICLE ON FIRST AMS.  December 2004. A paper titled Advanced Monitoring System (AMS) for Process Control was published in the December 2004 issue of ZuckerIndustrie 129 (2004) Nr. 12, 866-868.  This paper gives more details about the AMS and results from the first installation in a Brazilian cane sugar factory.

SUGARS NEW VERSION RELEASED.  September 9, 2004.  Version 3.5.11 of Sugars has been release and copies sent to all current users of Sugars.  This new version has a number of enhancements including: support for Microsoft Visio 2003, new online help with additional information and diagrams, revisions and improvements to some of the examples, improvements to station shape stencils with new shapes and equipment groupings added, faster display and printing of reports, faster drawing update following a balance, revisions to station properties and other improvements.

ADDITIONAL COPIES NEW PRICING.  July 15, 2004.  All copies of Sugars will have the same license and software service renewal price beginning January 15, 2005.  Companies that have more than one copy before January 15th may continue software service of their additional copies at the 50% discount price to the first copy for all copies that they purchased before January 15, 2005.  Please contact us if there are any questions about this new pricing that will be effective January 15th.

COMPANIES IN 30 COUNTRIES HAVE PURCHASED A LICENSE TO SUGARS.  July 1, 2004.  Sugar companies, engineering firms and consultants in 30 countries of the world have purchase a license to use Sugars.  The first order for Sugars was received in 1986 from Spreckels Sugar Company, USA and now, 18 years following that first order, companies in 30 countries have purchased a license.

CITS MEETING, MADRID, SPAIN.  May 18 thru May 21, 2003.  Sugars International attended the Commission Internationale Technique de Sucrerie (CITS) General Assembly, Madrid, Spain from May 18 through May 21, 2003.  A paper was presented by Dr. Boris Morgenroth (IPRO) and Mr. Warner Weiss (Sugars International) titled Advanced Monitoring Systems for Process Control.  Also,  demonstrations of the Sugars for Windows program were given at the meeting.

INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL PAPER.  February 2003.  A paper titled Technology in use in the modern beet sugar factory was published in volume CV, issue no. 1250, February 2003 of the International Sugar Journal that discusses new developments in the sugar industry.  The article states "...when you view a modern beet sugar factory utilizing a full working model developed in Sugars.  Sugars is used by technical staff to allow thoughtfully planned capital projects as well as daily process changes in a highly automated centrally controlled process.  This advancement is facilitating the drive to integrate a working model for process control automation to allow real time changes without operator intervention."

ISSCT ENGINEERING WORKSHOP, BERLIN, GERMANY.  October 2002.  Dr. Boris Morgenroth, IPRO, Braunschweig, Germany, presented an overview of a new Advanced Monitoring System (AMS) add-on for Sugars that is a joint development between IPRO and Sugars International.  The AMS is a program that works with Sugars to import data directly into the Sugars model of a factory to provide information about the process including heat, material and color balances, and to evaluate process improvements.  Further information about the AMS can be obtained by contacting Dr. Morgenroth (E-mail: morgenroth@ipro-bs.de).

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