International Sugar Journal

Nigeria – AFC injects US$200 million in BUA Groups new build sugar project [Full subscriber]

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has approved a US$200 million to complete BUA Group’s vertically integrated sugar facility in Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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USA – California Ethanol + Power starts recruiting farmers to grow cane for new US$1 billion project [Full subscriber]

California Ethanol + Power recently announced that it has commenced recruiting farmers in the local Imperial Valley farming communities to secure formal commitments to grow the first 20,000 acres (8094 ha) of sugarcane feedstock for US1 billion Sugar Valley Energy project.

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India – KPR invests US$68 million in new sugar + ethanol plant in Karnataka [Full subscriber]

K P R Mill has decided to establish a new sugar plus ethanol plant in Karnataka, investing INR5 billion (US$68.4 million).

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Philippines – New VMC’s US$38 mln cogen unit inaugurated [Full subscriber]

Top government officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte, have lauded the opening of the 40 MW bagasse-based cogeneration plant in Victorias City owned by Victorias Milling Company (VMC), according to local press reports.

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Papua New Guinea – New build sugar mill project receives an investment of US$1 billion [Full subscriber]

An agreement by Papua New Guinea (PNG), China and Thailand was signed in Port Moresby on 22nd November to build a new sugar mill and a cogen unit supported by cane plantation along with logistics infrastructure worth PGK3.4 billion (US$1 billion) in the Abau district of Central, according to local press reports.

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Brazil – BNDES approves US$17 mln for expanding cogen capacity at Pitangueiras plant [Full subscriber]

The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved on 2nd October a BRL62.9 million (US416.9 mln) financing for the expansion of the cogen unit at Pitangueiras sugar-ethanol plant located in the municipality of Pitangueiras (Sao Paulo), according to local press reports.

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Rwanda – Madhvani Group to invest US$75 million in Kabuye Sugar factory [Registered]

The Uganda-based Madhvani Group is planning to invest Rwf60 Billion (US$75 mln) to expand its Kabuye Sugar Works capacity to 55,000 tonnes from 15,000 tonnes, plus build a 12 MW cogen unit and a biorefinery plant producing 6 million litres of ethanol annually, according to The New Times.

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Bolivia – New sugar mill commences operations [Registered]

Company Azucarera San Buenaventura (EASBA) commenced operations of its new US$174 million sugar mill on 29th August, according to local press reports.

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Pakistan – Mehran Sugar Mills invests in a new cogen unit [Registered]

Mehran Sugar Mills Limited recently announced that it will set up a 26.5 MW bagasse-based cogen plant in Sindh, driven by increased demand for electricity, favourable government’s policies and the need to diversify, according to local press reports.

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