Results of PGTF - Project INT/08/K06

INT/08/K06 - Increased sugar production through microbial inhibition of Leuconostoc sp. and other bacteria (Phase II)

Submitter: Cuban Research Institute for Sugar Cane by-Products (ICIDCA), Havana, Cuba
Subcontractor: same as above
Priority area: Industrialization
Participating/beneficiary countries: 4 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico)
PGTF input: US$ 38,000
Other inputs: US$ 55,000
Number: INT/08/K06
Duration: Two (2) years
Approval: 31st Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 (New York, 27 September 2007)
Completion: Laboratory and field validation tests of effectiveness and safety of antimicrobial properties of a disinfectant and treatment agent developed for use in mill stations and sugar cane juice were conducted with a view to decreasing the effect of microorganisms on sugar losses and patenting of product for industrial use in sugar mills.

Contact:   Georgina Michelena Alvarez
Cuban Research Institute for Sugar Cane by-Products (ICIDCA)
Vía Blanca #804, San Miguel del Padrón
CP 11000, Havana, Cuba
Telephone: (537)696-7015
Fax: (537)698-7015
Email: georgina.michelena @

Final Report:

    • INT-08-K06-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: English; Size: 1566KB]

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