International Sugar Journal

Kazakhstan – New beet sugar factory in Zhambyl region now expected to be operational in 2023 [Full subscriber]

The government supported new beet sugar factory in Zhambyl region is now set to be completed in 2023, according to local press reports.

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Belgium – Plans to build Seneffe beet sugar factory shelved – banks won’t finance the venture [Full subscriber]

The plan to build an ultramodern beet sugar factory in Seneffe was abandoned after the project backers Cooperative des beetraviers transformateurs (CoBT) failed to raise necessary funds from banks.

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USA – 5 people hurt following an explosion at beet sugar plant [Full subscriber]

Five workers were reportedly injured following an explosion at the Amalgamated Sugar’s beet sugar plant in Nampa, Idaho on 28th September, according to local press reports.

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Austria – Inadequate beet supply forces closure of Agrana’s one of two sugar factories [Full subscriber]

The listed fruit, sugar and starch group Agrana is to close its beet sugar factory in Leopoldsdorf next year due to significant drop in sugar beet production, making it unviable to support two factories, according to local press reports.

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Egypt – New build Canal Sugar factory to commence operations in 2021 [Registered]

Al Khaleej’s new build Canal Sugar factory is on track with construction and is set to produce 400,000 tonnes sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, according to the chief executive Islam Salem speaking at the Dubai sugar event in early February.

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France – Tereos invests €17 million in upgrading Connantre plant’s beet-washing station [Registered]

Tereos is investing €17 million in a new beet-washing station at its largest plant. Scheduled to be operational by 2021, the unit will support processing of 28,000 tonnes of beet a day, compared to 24,000 currently. The current washing station was built in 1975.

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Moldova – Sugar smuggling – Südzucker to mothball its Falesti plant [Full subscriber]

Germany’s Sudzucker has temporarily mothballed its factory in Falesti, one of its two factories in Moldova. the plant will be closed until April 2021, according to a press release from the company on 23rd October.

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Belgium – New beet sugar project in Seneffe needs to secure €27 million from grower shareholders [Full subscriber]

The planned new beet sugar factory in Seneffe needs to overcome two hurdles before the scheduled construction in April 2020.

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Belgium – Planned new beet sugar factory Seneffe expected to be built in 2020 [Full subscriber]

Construction of the planned new build beet sugar factory in Feluy (Seneffe), which has already been green-lighted by the Waloon Region, is expected to commence in the spring of 2020, according to local press reports.

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Kazakhstan – New US$150 million beet sugar plant expected to be operational by 2021 [Full subscriber]

A new beet sugar plant is planned at a 70-hectare site in Aksu city of Pavlodar region, according to local press reports.

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