International Sugar Journal

UK – Sugar imports from Australia expected in the summer of 2023 [Full subscriber]

Sugar imports from Australia are expected by the summer, according to Gerald Mason, Tate & Lyle Sugars, senior vice-president. This would be the first import of Australian sugar in more than 40 years.

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UK allows emergency use of neonic thiamethoxam for sugar beet [Full subscriber]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for using a neonicotinoid on this year’s sugar beet crop – the third year in a row – just days after the EU ruled out the practice.

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UK – Insurance will compensate farmers for frost-damaged sugar beet [Full subscriber]

British Sugar and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have confirmed that an insurance policy which covers sugar beet growers for frost damage has been triggered following the spell of freezing weather in December and January.

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UK – Significant plant failure forces closure of British Sugar’s Cantley factory for the remainder of 2022/23 campaign [Full subscriber]

British Sugar’s Cantley factory will remain closed for the rest of the 2022-2023 season following the significant failure of its limekiln plant on December 19th.

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EU + UK sugar production to fall in 2022/23 [Full subscriber]

With the 2022/23 campaign in full swing in the European Union, sugar production is forecast to fall by 6.9% to 15.5 million tonnes following a drop in beet acreage and a severe summer drought in many parts of the trading bloc, according to the European Commission.

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EU adjusts sugar quota for Brazil now that UK is not in the EU [Full subscriber]

Brazil and the European Union (EU) have concluded a bilateral agreement whereby low-tariff quotas for several agricultural products, including sugar, have been recalibrated following United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, reported Valor Economico.

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UK – Alfanar to invest £1 billion on waste-to-fuels project [Full subscriber]

The Saudi-based engineering giant Alfanar Group will invest £1 billion to build a plant on Teesside that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from household waste.

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Sugar beet growers in Europe incentivised with high prices to maintain production [Full subscriber]

Several top sugar companies in France, UK and Germany have offered high prices for sugar beet to encourage them to stay in the sector and supply beet to their factories

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UK – British Sugar loses post-Brexit sugar trade policy challenge at the High Court [Full subscriber]

The legal challenge brought by British Sugar in response to a decision in December 2020 by the UK government to allow the import of 260,000 tonnes of raw cane sugar duty-free to over 12 months from 1 January 2021 as part of the UK’s post-Brexit global tariff schedule has been quashed in the country’s High Court.

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UK – A local council trials cane-based bollards for pavements [Full subscriber]

A UK local authority is trialling bollards made from sugarcane on its pavements as part of its sustainability pledge.

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