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Angola: Cacuso Industrial Unit to Yield 18,000 Tons of Sugar Per Year

Luanda The Agro-Industrial Unit of Cacuso, northern Malanje province, is expected to produce about 18, 000 tons of sugar/year, after its inauguration on October this year.

Ethiopia: Sugar Project Aims to Boost Power Production

Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious project to grow more sugar crop as it would not only allow the government to meeting soaring demand for sugar but also help it boost electricity production and cut carbon emissions.

Zimbabwe: Green Fuel Sets Up New Ethanol Plant in Zambia

LOCAL tycoon Billy Rautenbach's Green Fuel company is setting up an ethanol project in Zambia after being frustrated by government in his plans to set up a second plant in the province's Nuanetsi Ranch in Mwenezi district.

Tanzania: PTA Bank Gives Tanzania U.S.$138 Million

Dar es Salaam The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) has approved grants totaling $138 million for three projects and three syndicated loans in Tanzania.

Ethiopia: Indian Company's Failure With Sugar Plant Causes in House Manufacturing, Repair

The Indian company that won the restricted overhaul bid of Metehara Sugar Factory last year has failed leading the factory for in-house manufacturing of machinery and repair, according to employees and the new management.

UP sugar mills reject state government aid and conditions

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Beleaguered private sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh Monday rejected the assistance of Rs.6 per quintal of cane announced by the state government as inadequate, saying they are unable to meet the aid conditions.

Florida's sugar barons grow fat on subsidies, diabetes and Everglades destruction

Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidies, and with the political clout to stop First Lady Michelle Obama from breathing a word against it. Only an alliance of 'green', health and taxpayer campaigners can kill the beast.

North Qld sugar mill's multi-million dollar investment will survive 'disappointing' RET recommendations

A north Queensland sugar miller is disappointed at the recommendations being considered by the Federal Government in relation to the Renewable Energy Target, but says it will withstand the changes.

Mackay Sugar CEO, Quinton Hildebrand discussing the recommended changes to the Renewable Energy Target

Quinton Hildebrand says the $120 million co-generation plant, run with sugarcane by-product, will survive proposed changes to the RET scheme, but future investment is stifled by the policy uncertainty

Cool spring hurts Louisiana sugar crop

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season.

Uttar Pradesh sugar mills reject state government aid and conditions

Beleaguered private sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh Monday rejected the assistance of Rs.6 per quintal of cane announced by the state government as inadequate, saying they are unable to meet the aid conditions.

Germany's refined sugar production in the new 2014/15 season is forecast to rise 0.9 million tonnes

German farmers have planted about 374,400 hectares of sugar beet for harvesting in the new season Germany's refined sugar production in the new 2014/15 season is forecast to rise 0.9 million tonnes on the year to 4.39 million tonnes, Germany's Agriculture ministry said on Friday in its first harvest forecast.

More Sour Times In Sugar Industry

Tonight, there are concerns coming from cane farmers in the north following a letter from Tate and Lyle, the British company a major purchaser of Belizean sugar. According to the letter, in the next sugar crop, they stand to lose 83% of their revenue from that overseas sale.

US/MEXICO: Washington plans duties on Mexican sugar

The US government has announced plans to put duties on sugar imports from Mexico, claiming the shipments are subsidised by the Mexican government.

Subvented loan scheme for sugar industry to end this season

The government has decided to not to extend the financial assistance to sugar undertakings through interest subvented loan beyond this current season.

Sweet or sour? The forecast ups and downs of the Australian sugar industry

Wilmar International and MSF Sugar's announcements that they will no longer export through Queensland Sugar Limited is likely to have a significant impact on the Australian sugar supply chain - but it's not all bad news for the sugar industry, according to IBISWorld.

Companies abandon sugar collective

FOLLOWING Singapore-based Wilmar Sugar's decision to exit the QSL export system, Thai-owned MSF Sugar and Chinese-owned COFCO have also confirmed their intention to withdraw from single-desk marketing arrangements.

Announcement rocks sugar growers

QUEENSLAND'S sugar industry is descending into crisis, with a third milling group announcing it will end its association with the state's peak marketing body.

Jamaica's weighs using sugar for energy or rum

Jamaica's sugar industry aims to produce 3.5 million tons of cane by 2018, Jamaica Cane Product Sales GM Karl James told the Gleaner Friday.

First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan arrives in Kyrgyzstan

First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan arrives in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek (AKIpress) - First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan has arrived in Kyrgyzstan... You are trying to access paid-for content on our website. We charge 190 som for the access to this news article. Using your personal account in AKIpress system please register or sign in to access this news article.

Swaziland: Sugar Strikers Win Pay Increase

Striking workers at Swaziland's Ubombo Sugar Company have won a 10 percent pay increase, despite suffering intimidation by the Swazi Army and state security forces.