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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Recommendations for Amylase Application in the 2008 Louisiana Grinding Season

Authors
item Eggleston, Gillian
item Antoine, April
item Montes, Belisario - ALMA FACTORY PLANTATION
item Stewart, David - ALMA FACTORY PLANTATION

Submitted to: Sugar Bulletin
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: May 21, 2008
Publication Date: June 1, 2008
Citation: Eggleston, G., Antoine, A.C., Montes, B., Stewart, D. 2008. Recommendations for Amylase Application in the 2008 Louisiana Grinding Season. Sugar Bulletin. 86(12):15-18.

Technical Abstract: Unfortunately, the application of amylase (an enzyme) to break down long chains of unwanted starch in U.S. sugarcane factories is still not optimized because of misinformation about which enzyme to use, and how to add the enzyme. Two large factory trials were conducted at a Louisiana factory to optimize amylase application. Adding a working solution of high activity amylase to the next-to-the-last evaporator in the evaporation station, rather than the last evaporator was unequivocally shown to break down more starch. Final recommendations to factory staff are given.

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