Brazil – Cogen units from sugar mills satisfies electrical energy demand of 18.5% of residential customers [Full subscriber]
In 2020, sugar mills supplied to the country’s 18.5% residential customers electrical power exported to the national grid. When all sectors (residential, industrial and commercial) were factored in, cogen power exported represented 5% of the national supply.
Russia – 2019/20 sugar output forecast at 7.7 million tonnes – exporting surplus is a challenge [Full subscriber]
The 2019/20 sugar production in Russia is forecast at 7.7 million tonnes, according to Andrei Bodin, Chairman of the Board of Soyuzrossahara.
Poland – New US$26 million sugar export terminal at the Port of Gdansk commences operations [Full subscriber]
A new sugar terminal for exporting sugar and costing PLN100 million (US$26.2 million) recently commenced operation, according to local press reports.
Mexico – 2018/19 sugar exports to rise as production increases and local demand drops [Full subscriber]
Mexico’s sugar exports are slated to jump over 30 percent in 2018-19 due to the combination of production surplus and reduction in domestic consumption due to health concerns, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest attaché report.
Cuba likely to export 300,000 t less sugar this year following Hurricane Irma damage [Full subscriber]
The damage to Cuba’s cane production in particular from Hurricane Irma last September is expected decrease sugar output by 300,000 t, according to Reuters.
USA – Brazil top destination for ethanol exports last November [Registered]
US ethanol exports totalled 107.2 million gallons (487 mln litres) in November, up 14% from October shipments, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
Russia – Sugar exports encouraged by Prime Minister Medvedev [Full subscriber]
The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development should develop measures to expand sugar exports from Russia by December 5 this year, according to local press reports.
Guatemala triples exports of sugar to Canada [Registered]
Between 2015 and 2016 the export value of raw sugar from Guatemala fell by 4%, falling from US$ 849 million in 2015 to US$ 814 million in 2016. The volume sold decreased by 3% from 2.1 million of tons in 2015 to 2 million tons in 2016.
EU approves second ‘tranche’ of out of quota sugar exports [Registered]
Member states in the EU have given the green light to the opening of a second ‘tranche’ of out-of-quota sugar exports for the 2016/17 marketing year.
Raízen and Wilmar partner to rival sugar-export giant [Registered]
Brazilian sugar-ethanol producer Raízen and the commodity’s biggest producer in Brazil, and the Singapore-based sugar trading and refining giant Wilmar, have extended their partnership to form a new company RaW, that will start marketing sugar from Brazil’s 2017-18 season that begins in April.