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USA: India’s Odisha state approves three ethanol projects
DATE 4Aug 2021

India’s eastern state of Odisha has approved three ethanol projects which are expected to augment the availability of ethanol for blending with auto fuel, a state government source said on Tuesday. State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) plans to set up a 500 kilolitre/day plant at Balgopalpur industrial estate in Balasore. The plant is expected to… Read More »

USA: Minnesota sugarbeet farm works ‘to thrive and to survive’ with sustainability efforts
DATE 4Aug 2021

This edition of the Sustainability Spotlight features Nate Hultgren. Hultgren is vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association and farms with his brother and father in west central Minnesota near Willmar. His business, Hultgren Farms, raises 1,200 acres of sugarbeets, as well as corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sweet corn, peas, kidney beans and beef cattle… Read More »

India: Strict action against sugar mills defaulting on cane price payments – Officials
DATE 4Aug 2021

Strict action is being taken against sugar mills defaulting in cane price payment and recovery certificates have been issued against five negligent sugar mills in this connection, Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Commissioner Sanjay R Bhoosreddy said on Tuesday. As per the provisions laid down under section 17 (4) and 18 (3) of the Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane… Read More »

India: Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy
DATE 4Aug 2021

Last week Lord Ganesh’s devotees observed the Sankashti Chaturthi. The word ‘Sankashti’ implies freedom from difficulties and pain, and Chaturthi is the fourth day of a lunar month as per the Hindu calendar. My mother prepared her usual offering to the Lord — Modak — fried dumplings with coconut and jaggery filling. On our routine call, she mentioned, “coconut prices have increased… Read More »

USA: Sugar buyers retreat amid high freight prices, drive down diffs -BP Bunge
DATE 4Aug 2021

High transoceanic freight prices caused sugar consumers around the world to pause their buying and use stocks, leading to a temporary glut of the sweetener in the main export port of Santos, Brazil, that drove down price differentials. According to BP Bunge Bioenergia, the sugar and ethanol venture owned by BP Plc and Bunge Ltd,… Read More »