International Sugar Journal

Brazil – Amyris to build US$75 million factory producing zero-calorie sweeteners [Registered]

The biotech start-up Amyris plans to build a factory in Barra Bonita, Sao Paulo state. Costing US$75 million, the factory will produce zero-calorie sweeteners from sugar cane.

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France – Tereos invests €17 million in upgrading Connantre plant’s beet-washing station [Registered]

Tereos is investing €17 million in a new beet-washing station at its largest plant. Scheduled to be operational by 2021, the unit will support processing of 28,000 tonnes of beet a day, compared to 24,000 currently. The current washing station was built in 1975.

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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.

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Belgium – New beet sugar project in Seneffe needs to secure €27 million from grower shareholders [Full subscriber]

The planned new beet sugar factory in Seneffe needs to overcome two hurdles before the scheduled construction in April 2020.

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Kazakhstan to build two sugar plants to reduce imports [Full subscriber]

The Ministry of Agriculture seeks to reduce the nation’s dependence on imported sugar by building two sugar plants by the end of 2021, according to local press reports.

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Zambia – Chinese firm invests in building a new US$9 million ethanol plant [Full subscriber]

The Chinese Zhongkai International is investing US$9 million to build a new ethanol processing plant in central Zambia, according to local press reports.

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India – Bharat Petroleum to build US$218 million cellulosic ethanol plant [Registered]

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up Maharashtra’s first-ever cellulosic ethanol plant in Vidarbha’s Bhandara district at a cost of nearly INR15 billion (US$218 million), according to local press reports.

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Brazil – Sao Martinho planning to build US$91 million corn-ethanol plant in Goiás state [Full subscriber]

Sao Martinho SA, one of Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol producers, plans to build a corn-ethanol plant in the state of Goiás, the company said in a securities filing, reports Reuters.

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Thailand – Lenzing to invest €400 million in new biobased fibre plant [Full subscriber]

The Austria-based Lenzing Group has announced plans to invest more than €1billion in new biobased fibre production facilities, according to the company’s press release.

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Thailand – GGC and KTIS partner in US$1.3 billion sugar factory-biorefinery complex [Full subscriber]

The locally listed Global Green Chemicals Plc (GGC) is partnering with Kaset Thai International Sugar Corporation Plc (KTIS) in a new build project involving building a new cane sugar factory and a biorefinery complex costed at THB40 billion (US$1.298 billion), according to local press reports. 

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