The International Steam Pages

Gula Java - Historic Sugar Mills of Java

IMPORTANT - The text refers to the situation pertaining in 2002-3. In general, I have made no attempt to document changes since then although by the time of my last visit in 2010, they were relatively minor.

There are two main sections, the first introduces the processes involved in traditional sugar cane production, the second takes a closer look at eight particular mills. For seven of these mills, I have included process flow sheets which will assist understanding of the pictures. While I am reasonably certain that no two mills shown on this CD-ROM use exactly the same process, they will help readers understand the processes at the other mills.

Rob Dickinson