International Sugar Journal

USA – Expansion of storage facility at Domino Sugar Refinery [Full subscriber]

Domino Sugar is increasing storage capacity at its refinery in Baltimore, which the company says will be the most significant construction endeavour the plant has ever undertaken.

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France – New build micro organic beet sugar factory scheduled [Full subscriber]

The Bio en Hauts-de-France collective is planning the construction and operation of the first 100% organic beet sugar factory in northern France, according to local press reports.

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COWI and Swedish Biofuels partner to build 3 SAF plants [Full subscriber]

Danish engineering consultancy COWI A/S and Swedish Biofuels AB, inventor of the original Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology, intend to build three plants to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the Swedish market.

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Brazil – Raízen and Geo Energética partner to build new US$60 million biogas plant [Full subscriber]

Raízen and Geo Energética are partnering to construct the second biogas plant.

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China targets production of 200,000 tonnes green hydrogen by 2025 [Full subscriber]

China’s top economic planner on 23rd March announced a target to produce up to 200,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen by 2025 avoiding up to two million tonnes of CO₂ each year, reported Reuters.

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France – AKS plans to build over 650,000 tonnes beet sugar factory in Normandy [Full subscriber]

The port management group of Le Havre-Rouen-Paris Haropa Port announced on 17th March that it had selected the Dubai company Al Khaleej Sugar (AKS) for a beet sugar factory project on a 75-hectare wasteland located downstream from the port of Rouen (Seine-Maritime ) formerly occupied by the car-maker Renault.

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France – Roquette plans to invest €25 million to increase production of polyols [Full subscriber]

Plant protein and pharmaceutical excipients producer Roquette plans to invest €25 million to upgrade its liquid and powder polyols plant in Lestrem, France, between 2022 and 2024 to boost the production of liquid and powder polyols. According to the company’s press release, the investment will strengthen its position as a leader in polyols and establish a strong, reliable supply in the long term.

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Saudi Arabia to commence building US$5 billion green hydrogen plant [Full subscriber]

Saudi Arabia will start constructing a green hydrogen plant imminently as it pushes ahead with plans to export the fuel in about four years, reported Bloomberg.

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Ethiopia – New build Tana Beles No. 1 sugar factory commences operations [Full subscriber]

The Ethiopia Sugar Corporation (ESC) disclosed on 11th March that the Chinese-built Tana Bales No. 1 sugar factory, sited in the country’s northern Amhara region, has commenced operations.

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Kenya – New build US$44 million sugar factory set to commence operations in Q1 2022 [Registered]

A new build KES5 billion (US$44 million) sugar factory owned by the Rai family will start milling sugar in the first quarter of the year.

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