International Sugar Journal

Brazil – FS invests US$420 million for new corn-ethanol plant in Matto Grosso [Full subscriber]

FS, a market leader in low carbon biofuel and animal nutrition production, recently announced plans to construct its third biofuels facility in Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso.

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Namibia – Hyphen to build US$9.4 billion complex producing 300,000 tonnes green hydrogen annually [Full subscriber]

The government of Namibia intends to appoint Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Pty) Ltd as the preferred bidder to develop a USD-9.4-billion (EUR 8.1bn) large-scale vertically integrated green hydrogen project in the Tsau //Khaeb national park.

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Europe – Shell invests in PEM ‘green’ hydrogen electrolyser [Full subscriber]

The oil giant Shell has started operations at what it claims is Europe’s largest polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser, producing “green” hydrogen at its Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, in Germany.

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France – Circa Group to build commercial-scale biobased solvent plant at former coal-fired power plant [Full subscriber]

The Australian biotech start-up Circa Group has picked a former coal-fired power plant in northeastern France as the site for its first commercial-scale plant to make Cyrene (dihydrolevoglucosenone), a biobased alternative to traditional solvents intended to replace conventional petrochemical-based such as N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

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India – DCM Shriram investing over US$48 million to expand milling capacity and add backend refineries [Full subscriber]

Chemicals, sugar, and fertilizers company DCM Shriram announced on 8th November that it is planning an investment of over INR3.58 billion (US$48.3 million) to expand capacity at of one of its sugar mills and one ethanol plant as well as add a couple of backend refineries, according to local press reports.

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Indonesia – Al Khaleej Sugar plans to invest US$2 billion in sugar factory complex [Full subscriber]

Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar Co. (AKS) plans to invest US$2 billion (IDR26.66 trillion) to build a new sugar factory along with a cogen unit and an ethanol plant, according to local press reports.

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Indonesia – Kapal Api to build a new cane sugar factory in Maluku Islands [Full subscriber]

Kapal Api, one of the top coffee producers in Indonesia, is investing in a new cane sugar factory in the Maluku Islands, according to a press release from BMA who is supplying the technology.

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Romania – Construction of €140 million cellulosic ethanol plant completed [Full subscriber]

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant said on 15th October that it had completed the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in the southern Romanian county of Dolj.

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Brazil – Raizen to invest over US$27 million for a new cogen unit [Full subscriber]

Raízen, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan with a presence in the sugar and ethanol production, fuel distribution and energy generation sectors, recently announced that it will invest approximately BRL150 million (US$27.4 million) to build a new cane bagasse-based cogeneration unit.

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Netherlands – Shell to build 820,000 tonnes/year biofuels plant [Full subscriber]

Shell plans to build an 820,000 t/y biofuels facility in the Netherlands, which it claims will be one of Europe’s largest.

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