With the 2020/21 campaign underway in the main sugar beet production region Castilla y León in the north – accounting for 85% of national production, beet yields are forecast to average around 105 t/ha, 10% more than the previous year, according to local press reports.
Beet growers in Navarra province are to get aid worth €200,000 from the local government to maintain the cultivation of sugar beet, according to local press reports.
Spain – Azucarera to invest €69 million over the next five years in its 4 beet sugar factories [Full subscriber]
The AB Sugar-owned Azucarera company is to invest €69 million over the next five years to upgrade its four beet sugar factories, according to local press reports.
There is no clarity as to when or whether the planned new beet sugar factory in Merida through massive investment by the Al Khaleej Sugar group will go ahead, according to local press reports.
Spain – Al-Khaleej’s new beet sugar factory passes the environmental impact hurdle [Full subscriber]
Environmental impact study for the planned new beet sugar factory in the Expación Mérida industrial estate was given the green light by the local authority in early December, according to local press reports. This is pending the factory owners address 70 recommendations before final approval.
The municipality of Extremadura received in May planning permission to build a new beet sugar factory in the industrial park Expacio Mérida ((Badajoz). A range of supporting documents has been submitted to the Environment and Rural division which includes both the application for the new build and environmental impact study.
Azucarera, owned by AB Sugar, is planning to expand beet sugar production by some 200,000 t post abolition of sugar quotas in September 2017, said the company’s CEO Juan Luis Rivero.