Belgium – Proposed new beet sugar plant gets €7.6 million from the Walloon government [Full subscriber]
The sponsors of a new beet sugar factory in the industrial zone of Feluy (Seneffe commune) received a boost of €7.6 million from the Walloon government.
Construction of a new beet sugar plant in the in the Tashkent region will commence in the near future, according to local press reports.
ED&F Man’s beet sugar factory Zaselsky will not be operational for the next two years as the drop in global sugar price has made it uncompetitive, according to local press reports.
The Dubai-based Al Ghurair Group has agreed to invest US$333 million into a new beet sugar factory and supporting sugar beet farming operation in the Minya province, Egypt.
Proposed new beet sugar factory in Yorkshire seems increasingly unlikely following the breakdown in talks between the investor Al-Khaleej International and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
The Pfeifer & Langen-owned “Diamant” sugar factory in Oradea, one of the largest in the country, will close this spring, as it has not been profitable, according to local press reports.
Spain – Al-Khaleej’s new beet sugar factory passes the environmental impact hurdle [Full subscriber]
Environmental impact study for the planned new beet sugar factory in the Expación Mérida industrial estate was given the green light by the local authority in early December, according to local press reports. This is pending the factory owners address 70 recommendations before final approval.
The municipality of Extremadura received in May planning permission to build a new beet sugar factory in the industrial park Expacio Mérida ((Badajoz). A range of supporting documents has been submitted to the Environment and Rural division which includes both the application for the new build and environmental impact study.
Based on a co-operative model, a new 14,000 t beet/day factory, sited probably in the main beet growing region of Wallonia, is proposed by the administrators of the Association of Walloon beet growers (ABW), according to local press reports.
Two planning applications were made in Yorkshire by Al Khaleej International to build a new beet sugar factory.