On This Day – April 20 : German chemist Franz Achard died on this day in 1821

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Achard invented the industrial process to produce sugar from beets. Sugar used to be a luxury item only the wealthy could afford, but Achard's mass-production process meant that many more people could afford to have a sugar in their homes.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar