Cuba Must Diversify It’s Sugar Industry
September 10, 2013
HAVANA TIMES – The director of the Sugarcane Derivates Research
Institute , Luis Galvez, said this weekend that the Cuban sugar industry
is “unaffordable ” without the production of sucrose , reported Prensa
“Diversification is now the only way out,” said the manager, referring
to the possibility of producing high component derived electricity
generation , animal feed , alcohol and other byproduct applications .
The price of sugar on the world market is currently between 16 and 17
cents USD a pound .
These changes are part of the ideas to be discussed at the XII
International Diversification Congress, to be held in October at
Havana’s Hotel Nacional, where some 70 experts from 15 countries ,
including Brazil , Mexico , Dominican Republic , United Kingdom,
Denmark, Germany , Uruguay and Iran are expected.
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