International Sugar Journal

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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Zambia – Chinese firm invests in building a new US$9 million ethanol plant [Full subscriber]

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

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India – Bharat Petroleum to build US$218 million cellulosic ethanol plant [Registered]

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.

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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.

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Thailand – Lenzing to invest €400 million in new biobased fibre plant [Full subscriber]

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Belgium – Planned new beet sugar factory Seneffe expected to be built in 2020 [Full subscriber]

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.

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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.

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