The government of Puerto Rico is incentivising the local rum producer Serralles Distillery to set up a sugar plant on the site of the old mill in Mercedita which closed down in 1994, said the governor Alejandro García Padilla, according to local press reports.
Borregaard is going to invest NOK 63 million (US$7.6 mln) to upgrade its bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas.
Renmatix attracts investment from Bill Gates and Total for its cellulosic sugars technology [Registered]
The US based start-up Renmatix has secured US$14 million from Business magnate Bill Gates and energy giant Total to support commercialization of its proprietary Plantrose® supercritical hydrolysis technology for converting lignocellulosic feedstock into cellulosic sugars. The produced sugars can be sourced for conventional fermentation processes to produce biofuels and chemicals.
Australia’s commitment to foreign investment is on trial in northern Queensland where cane growers appear determined to corrode their already shaky relations with Singapore-based Wilmar International, reported the Australian Financial Review.
One of the top mills in Pakistan is modernising its operations with drive technology from Siemens. Faran Sugar Mills will install 19 new Siemens IE3 electric motors at its Shaikh Bhirkio, […]
A small sugar processing plant in Memphis, Tennessee producing variety of products will be modernized, according to local press reports.
Zambia Sugar’s modernised sugar refinery at Nakambala, set to be operational in July ’16, is expected to increase output from 40,000 tonnes to 90, 000 tonnes refined sugar.
The projects, which include rehabilitation of cane roads and installation of irrigation systems, will be carried out under the Sugar Transformation Programme (STP) in the Ministry Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Speaking at a press conference, the President and chief executive Krisda Monthienvichienchai said that while bulk of the investment (28 bln baht (US$799.4 mln)) will be spent on its core sugar business, diversification is also the company’s priority.
The project mainly involves expanding cane production increasing cane productivity, expanding mechanisation (currently only 1% of cane is mechanized) and diversification.