Hi-Fibre Canes have the potential to produce higher levels of fibre than the widely used sugarcane varieties grown for sucrose. New ‘energy’ canes combine the best of some of Australia’s current commercial sugarcane varieties with the untapped potential of wild relatives of sugarcane.
Hi-Fibre canes have been developed using plant breeding techniques that have evolved over more than 100 years and sophisticated new DNA analysis.
The technology behind Hi-Fibre Canes offers two key benefits:
The possibility to grow a viable source of fibre to produce precursors for liquid fuels.
Ability to use a high biomass crop to produce bio-based chemicals.
Research conducted by the CRC SIIB highlighted the economic and environmental benefits of sugarcane fibre in the production of biomass and bioenergy. For more information: www.crcsugar.com
CRC SIIB research showed that high biomass sugarcane is a sustainable and economically viable alternative to crops being assessed in the USA and other tropical sugarcane growing countries.
GI Wise™ is a newly discovered, naturally occurring group of compounds that have been found to significantly reduce and control blood sugar levels. Future products based on GI Wise™ could provide effective treatment to aid the management of Type II diabetes.
GI Wise™ overcomes one of the major health obstacles of our time: elevated and sustained blood sugar levels that potentially lead to diabetes mellitus in the long term.
GI Wise™ has the potential to be used in three product areas:
Complementary medicine or dietary supplement
Compounds used to make GI Wise™ are natural and are extracted from sugarcane plants.
Recent research conducted by the CRC SIIB identified the compounds during a seven year research effort to add value to the Australian sugarcane industry. For more information: www.crcsugar.com
When tested during trials among a generic group of consumers, GI Wise™ displayed a sustained effect on lowering blood sugar post-consumption of high starch, high GI food.