International Sugar Journal

Kenya – Alteo to invest US$45 million for a new cogen unit at Kilgoris factory [Full subscriber]

The Mauritian sugar producer Alteo plans to build a new 25 MW bagasse-based cogen plant at its Kilgoris sugar factory managed by its subsidiary Transmara Sugar Company. The investment for the project is expected to be KES4.7 billion (US$45 million), according to local press reports.

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Bangladesh – Meghna Sugar Refinery inaugurated [Full subscriber]

Meghna Group of Industries (MGI), a leading Bangladeshi business group, recently inaugurated Meghna Sugar Refinery at the Narayanganj district, Dhaka of Bangladesh, along with eight other new enterprises from cement to biscuit making, according to local press reports.

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Canada – Forge to build biodiesel/jet fuel plant costing US$22.4 million [Full subscriber]

The Canadian biofuel start-up FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp recently announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CA$30 million (US$22.4 million) commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario, Canada.

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Egypt – New build Canal Sugar factory to commence operations in 2021 [Registered]

Al Khaleej’s new build Canal Sugar factory is on track with construction and is set to produce 400,000 tonnes sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, according to the chief executive Islam Salem speaking at the Dubai sugar event in early February.

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Zambia – Mobe Sugar planning new sugar factory complex [Full subscriber]

The Zambian company Mobe Sugar recently announced discussions with the Luanshya District City Council, in the province of Copperbelt, for the construction of a sugar refinery likely to cost US$166 million, according to local press reports.

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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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