Much has happened in the last ten years in the cane sugar industry, and especially in the utilization of its by-products. The serious inroads made in the sugar trade by the increasing consumption of high fructose corn syrup and the rapidly decreasing U.S. sugar imports have forced many cane sugar-producing countries to reconsider their development policy and give more attention to improved efficiency and a more productive utlization of cane sugar by-products. Changes in sugar technology have rendered possible great savings of bagasse to be used for energy generation or other activities. The large scale production of ethanol from cane juice in Brazil has indicated the possibility of countering any future petroleum shock. The general improvement of biotechnology has ensured new avenues for upgrading by-products of the sugar industry.
All these changes have clearly pointed to the need for a third edition of By-Products of the Cane Sugar Industry