SRA invests in a range of research projects related to milling efficiency and technology, and product diversification and value addition.

We communicate outcomes of these activities through a range of media including events, scientific publications, magazines, enewsletters and webinars.

See the full list of our current research investments including those related to milling.

Milling statistics

As the Australian Sugar Year Book is no longer published, SRA publishes select statistics on the sugarcane harvest with the permission of sugar milling companies.

Further information and statistics is available from the Australian Sugar Milling Council.

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The SRA Milling Webinar series provides milling staff with the opportunity to learn more about milling research topics, as well as discuss the information being presented, and provide input and feedback.

Every webinar is recorded and hosted on our website to allow those who weren’t able to participate on the day to watch the webinar later or, for those who did participate, to view it again.

If you would like to receive email invitations for our webinar series, please subscribe here.

Webinar one - Boiler simulation as a tool for operator training

Dr Anthony Mann, Queensland University of Technology

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Webinar two - Falling film tube evaporator at Bingera

Dr Iman Ashtiani, Queensland University of Technology

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Webinar three - Effect of shredding on soft canes

Dr Floren Plaza, Queensland University of Technology

If you would like to view webinar please contact Allyson Starky ( to obtain a copy of the recording as aspects of this project are confidential.

Webinar four - Opportunities in near infra-red technology for our industry

Dr Heidi du Clou, Sugar Research Australia

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2019 webinar series recordings

Webinar one – Increasing capacity to undertake cane preparation research through modelling and experimentation, presented by Dr Anthony Mann from Queensland University of Technology, view webinar

Webinar two – Australian Research Council project with Wilmar on the subject of Asset Management, presented by Dr Michael Cholette, Queensland University of Technology, view webinar

Webinar three – Integrated standardised competency based training for Sugar Milling operations, presented by David Moller, Queensland University of Technology and Bruce King, Sugar Research Institute, view webinar

Webinar four – Online analysis systems to measure the available nutrients in mill mud, presented by Heidi du Clou, Sugar Research Australia, view webinar

Laboratory Manual

These methods have been developed over time to suit the conditions and circumstances of the Australian Sugar Industry. Where applicable, the methods have been developed along existing ICUMSA guidelines and include lists of relevant source material.

The Laboratory Manual for Australian Sugar Mills will be reviewed from time to time or as required by the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance, seeking appropriate technical input from Australian sugar mills and other qualified experts.

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