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Molasses Applications

Molasses is a very versatile product and has a surprisingly wide variety of consumer and industrial uses.


Fermentation Molasses


Fermentation Molasses is used as a fermentation material to produce a range of industrial and consumer products such as Ethanol for industrial uses, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for consumable and industrial uses and to produce potable (drinkable) or industrial alcohol.

The residue leftover from fermenting molasses may be used as an ingredient in the production of animal feeds or to produce fertilizers.


MSG Molasses


MSG Molasses is a major ingredient in the production of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer or intensifier, for use as a human food additive and preservative.

MSG is produced from molasses through a bacterial fermentation process.


Stockfeed Molasses


Stockfeed Molasses is used for feeding livestock animals such as cattle, horses, sheep and goats, pigs, deer and poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, etc.). The molasses is either added directly to the food or used as an ingredient in many livestock feed supplements.

Since molasses is a rich source of minerals and sugar cane molasses has a high Calcium/low Phosphorus content compared to cereal grains, livestock producers often prefer molasses as a source of dietary energy for their stock.


Industrial Molasses


Industrial Molasses is used for many different industrial purposes:

  • - Chelating Agent: Molasses mixtures can be used to remove rust from metals.
  • - Binding Agent: Molasses is used as a binding agent in the production of coal briquettes, carbon black agglomeration, mortar/cement and as a sand glue for industrial molds.
  • - Industrial Alchohol: Molasses is used to produce industrial (non-consumable) alcohols for use as solvents, in paints and in cosmetics.