National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph byRudolf Balogh TRAINLOADS OF BEETROOT YIELD TONS OF SUGAR, MOTOR FUEL, CATTLE FEED, AND FERTILIZER Sugar beets, unloading at Hatvan, are sliced and steeped in hot water. Beet juice, mixed with carbon dioxide gas and lime, then filtered and evaporated, iscrystallized into sugar. From residual molasses, alcohol is manufactured, to mix with motor gasoline. Beet pulp is fed to cattle, and filter dregs tooverworked land.