International Sugar Journal

USA – American Crystal Sugar to close beet sugar plant in Montana due to inadequate beet supply [Full subscriber]

American Crystal Sugar announced on Feb. 6 that it would close the Montana plant because Montana-Dakota Beet Growers Association farmers were not committing to growing enough sugar beet to sustain operations.

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Spain – Al Khaleej Sugar get the green light to build a new €500 million beet sugar plant [Full subscriber]

Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar has received the green light to build a beet sugar plant in Spain. The project has been in the pipeline for some four years – conceived as it was as an alternative to building a plant in the UK.

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Chile – Iansa to close its beet sugar plant in Los Angeles [Registered]

The National Sugar Company (Iansa) announced the closure of the beet sugar plant the city of Los Angeles in the Biobío Region on 29th September, according to local press reports.

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Chile – IANSA closes its beet sugar plant in Linares [Full subscriber]

The board of the Chilean Industria Azucarera Nacional SA (IANSA), confirmed on 26th July that it is shutting down its beet sugar plant in Linares.

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Algeria – Beet sugar processing plant planned at a new refinery [Full subscriber]

The Mazouz group will inaugurate its new sugar refinery with a capacity of one million tons per year on July 5, according to the CEO Ahmed Mazouz reported in the local press.

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Egypt – Al Nouran’s beet sugar plant to commence operations in Q4 2016 [Registered]

The facility in Al Sharkiya province will co-refine sugar after the beet campaign is over. Beet sugar output is expected to be 250,000 tonnes annually. Sugar beet will be sourced from farmers in the province. The plant has a refining capacity of 300,000 tonnes, Mahmoud said.

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