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