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India: Government of India is Encouraging Setting up of Ethanol Plants
DATE 20Jul 2021

The entrepreneurs/project proponents are free to set up ethanol plants in any part of the country without seeking any formal approval from the Government of India. However, various statutory clearances from States/ Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)/State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), etc. are required to be obtained during the course of setting… Read More »

USA: Dubai Sugar Giant Gets Go Ahead to Build Beet Factory in Spain
DATE 20Jul 2021

Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar Co., owner of the world’s largest port-based sugar refinery, received the green light to build a factory in Spain, extending its reach beyond the Middle East and North Africa. The company plans to start construction of the plant in Merida next year, said Managing Director Jamal Al Ghurair.

Brazil: Why Brazil is expected to see a corn ethanol boom
DATE 20Jul 2021

Brazil’s corn ethanol production is expected to triple by 2030, according to Beatriz Pupo (pictured, left), biofuel senior analyst of S&P Global Platts Analytics. The projected growth reflects the stagnation of the availability of sugarcane as raw material for ethanol and the country’s need to increase biofuel output to meet environmental targets.

USA: Ban the burning of Florida sugarcane fields
DATE 20Jul 2021

When the cane fields burn and skies turn black over the Everglades, mothers bring children indoors. That should tell you all you need to know. As sugar growers torch acre after acre to facilitate each harvest, month after month, residents know to avoid the soot that descends upon their streets, sidewalks, playgrounds and yards. They fear bouts of coughing, asthma and other lung ailments.

USA: SOFTS-Coffee, cocoa and sugar retreat amid selloff in oil and equities
DATE 20Jul 2021

Coffee, cocoa and sugar futures on ICE all closed sharply down on Monday, reversing some of last week’s gains as global equities and oil prices slumped on worries over surging COVID-19 cases worldwide.