The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced on 8th April the availability of US$61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of a variety of bioenergy projects, including those related to marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, residential wood heating, and renewable natural gas (RNG).
The Philippines has suspended sugar export to the United States during the current crop year as the forecast drop in output may just meet local demand.
USA – Sugar producers welcome the new US trade representative assured by her support for the no-cost sugar policy [Full subscriber]
The newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai recently signalled during confirmation hearing strong support for America’s sugar producers and affirmed her commitment to America’s no-cost sugar policy.
United States Sugar Corp announced on March 24, 2021, that it will purchase the business and assets of its local rival Imperial Sugar from commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), according to a press release.
Miami-based Sucro Sourcing has begun demolition and refurbishment for its new sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York state.
Sucro Sourcing, a sugar cane refiner and distributor, is planning to build at a former steel complex in Lackawanna, New York state a raw sugar storage warehouse, a micro sugar refinery, packaging and finished good warehousing and offices with an investment of US$19 million.
USA – California Ethanol + Power starts recruiting farmers to grow cane for new US$1 billion project [Full subscriber]
California Ethanol + Power recently announced that it has commenced recruiting farmers in the local Imperial Valley farming communities to secure formal commitments to grow the first 20,000 acres (8094 ha) of sugarcane feedstock for US1 billion Sugar Valley Energy project.
On 14th December, Brazil reinstituted 20% tariff on imports of ethanol from the USA as talks between the two countries on opening up their ethanol and sugar markets have simply not progressed, according to Brazilian government source speaking to Reuters.
Fire crews were dispatched to the Sidney Sugars beet sugar plant in Sidney, Montana on 18th December after a fire ignited in a pulp dryer, according to local press reports.
Covid-19 pandemic triggers fall in global ethanol production by almost 15% in 2020 [Full subscriber]
Strongly impacted by the Covid‑19 crisis, global ethanol production is anticipated to contract 14.5% to 98 billion litres in 2020 – from 115 billion litres in 2019. Around 80% of the y-o-y fall in output is in the key markets of Brazil and the United States, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).