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.
Oman – Petiva to invest US$200 million to build a factory producing rare and low-calorie sugars [Full subscriber]
The Indian start-up Petiva Group is planning to set up a factory at Salalah Free Zone producing ultra-low calorie, low GI rare sugars from cane sugar using their proprietary process, according to local press reports.
Construction of the planned new build beet sugar factory in Feluy (Seneffe), which has already been green-lighted by the Waloon Region, is expected to commence in the spring of 2020, according to local press reports.
Kazakhstan – New US$150 million beet sugar plant expected to be operational by 2021 [Full subscriber]
A new beet sugar plant is planned at a 70-hectare site in Aksu city of Pavlodar region, according to local press reports.