British Sugar has invested £6.8 million (US$8.5 million) at its Cantley factory to upgrade the production of Limex, a soil-conditioning by-product of the sugar-making process.
British Sugar and the NFU (National Farmers Union) Sugar announced 13th September that they have reached an agreement on sugar beet contract terms for 2019/20 in a move to help deliver better transparency and certainty in a highly competitive market, according to reports from the local farming press.
British Sugar is inviting arable farmers to try sugar beet, even if they have never grow it before, ahead of the abolition of beet quotas in September 2017, reported Farmers Weekly.
British Sugar will start planting cannabis seedlings in place of tomato plants in its glasshouse in Norfolk in 2017 after signing a long-term contract to supply the crop to drugs company GW Pharmaceuticals.
The AD plant is expected to generate up to 5 MW annually. This will be sold to the National Grid.