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India: Sugarcane cultivation suffers as labour hard to come by
DATE 9Oct 2018

Sugarcane is not a coastal crop and grows well in black cotton soil, experts say. We have been growing it in Goa despite this because of which the cane’s recovery percent (sugar) is not as much as the one grown in neighbouring states.

USA: Trump to announce pro-ethanol measure on Tuesday ahead of Iowa trip-sources
DATE 9Oct 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to announce the lifting of a federal ban on summer sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline on Tuesday in Washington DC ahead of a trip to Iowa the same day, according to two sources familiar with the planning of the event. The move, expected sometime around 3 p.m. on Tuesday,… Read More »

India: BPCL to commission second generation ethanol plant in Odisha by Dec 2020
DATE 9Oct 2018

State-run oil company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) plans to commission its second generation (2G) ethanol bio-refinery at Odisha’s Bargarh district by December 2020. The project will see an investment of Rs 10 billion and the foundation stone for the refinery will be laid on October 10 by Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal and Union minister… Read More »

Kenya: High Court gives Sh400 million sugar importer temporary reprieve
DATE 9Oct 2018

An importer got a temporary reprieve after a court stopped the destruction of a sugar consignment seized from its Mombasa warehouse. Landmark Freight Services Ltd returned to court on September 28, seeking fresh orders to bar the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) from destroying 92,000 bags of sugar worth Sh400 million, which were imported from… Read More »

Egypt: Egypt’s need of sugar increases annually by 50K tons
DATE 9Oct 2018

Egypt’s need of sugar increases annually by 50,000 tons because of the population, Head of Sugar Division at the Federation of Industries Hassan Fendi said. Fendi clarified that this demand requires the establishment of a complete sugar industry line every three years to produce 150,000 tons annually to fill the current and future gap. The… Read More »