International Sugar Journal

Construction of more SAF plants called for by the Amex GBT CEO [Full subscriber]

Paul Abbott, CEO of American Express Global Business Travel, said at an event in Brussels recently that 300 sustainable aviation fuel plants would need to be built if the industry wanted to get to 10% sustainable fuel by 2030.

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France – Afyren inaugurates €80 million biobased organic acids plant [Full subscriber]

The biotech start-up Afyren has inaugurated its first commercial-scale plant, Afyren Neoxy, in the city of Carling Saint-Avold. According to a press release in late September, it will produce biobased organic acids.

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Barbados – Mount Gay investing US$20 million in new sugar plus warehouse [Full subscriber]

Mount Gay Distillery is investing in a new sugar mill at its St Lucy plant.

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Dongsung partners with UPM to develop biobased polyurethane – with UPM investing €750 million in commercial scale plant [Full subscriber]

South Korea-based Dongsung Chemical is partnering with Germany’s UPM Biochemical to develop renewable products from biobased raw materials, initially for footwear.

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Brazil – Cotrijal investing over US$ million to build a new grain-based ethanol plant in Rio Grande do Sul [Full subscriber]

The Rio Grande do Sul cooperative Cotrijal will invest around BRL300 million (US$58.3 million) in building a new ethanol production plant in the municipality of Não-Me-Toque, where it already produces animal feed, grains and pesticides.

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India – Kribcho to invest over US$108 million in three new build ethanol plants [Full subscriber]

Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco) is in the process of setting up three greenfield grain-based ethanol manufacturing plants in the states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Brazil – BSBios investing in new build wheat-ethanol plant in Rio Grande do Sul [Full subscriber]

Brazil’s largest biodiesel producer BSBios will build the country’s first wheat-based ethanol, according to the chief executive.

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India – PM Modi inaugurates country’s first cellulosic ethanol plant [Full subscriber]

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a INR9 billion (US$114 million) cellulosic plant in Haryana on 10th August. The plant, built by state-run Indian Oil at its Panipat refinery complex, is the first of its kind in India, according to local press reports.

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Brazil – Raizen invests US$390 million to build 2 cellulosic ethanol plants [Registered]

The sugar-ethanol giant Raizen SA, owned by Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan SA, will invest BRL2 billion (US$390 million) to build two cellulosic ethanol plants. They will be operational in 2024, Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Mussa said in an interview, reported Bloomberg.

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UK – Alfanar to invest £1 billion on waste-to-fuels project [Full subscriber]

The Saudi-based engineering giant Alfanar Group will invest £1 billion to build a plant on Teesside that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from household waste.

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