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Ireland could start producing sugar again [Registered]

With the EU about to announce the abolition of the current quota system in 2016, Ireland could restart producing sugar. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney was reported in The Irish Times as confirming the possibility at the recent Agricultural Science Association annual conference in Maynooth. The minister referred to feasibility studies by Prof Jimmy Burke of University College Dublin, former senior executives of Greencore/ Irish Sugar which he found “very persuasive”. The study recommends construction of a beet sugar and ethanol plants with capacities of 150,000 tonnes sugar and 50 million litres ethanol, respectively. The cost is estimated to…

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