sugar beet, in sugar refinery


Inventory refers to the production of 1 kg sugar, respectively 1 kg of molasses (72% dry matter) and 1 kg of pulps (25.6% dry matter). The multioutput-process 'sugar beet, in sugar refinery' delivers the co-products 'sugar, from sugar beet, at sugar refinery' and 'molasses, from sugar beet, at sugar refinery' and 'pulps, from sugar beet, at sugar refinery. Economic allocation with allocation factor for common stages of 91.7% to sugar, 4.5% to molasses and 3.8% to pulps. Allocation is done according to carbon balance for CO2 emissions.


number 156
timestamp 2010-06-16T17:01:09
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unit kg
amount 1
includedProcesses This dataset includes the transport of sugar beets to the sugar refinery, and the processing of sugar beets to sugar, molasses (72% dry matter) and pulps (25.6% dry matter). System boundary is at the sugar refinery. Treatment of waste effluents is included. Packaging of the sugar is not included.
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location CH
text Data is from sugar producer in CH, industrial data


Sweet juice is extracted from the sugar beets by diffusion. The juice is then purified and crystallized to sugar. Molasses come as a by-product of the crystallization process.


startYear 1998
endYear 2006


timestamp 2006-08-15T11:31:09
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