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Europe: EU repeal of US ethanol antidumping levy raises environmental questions
DATE 25May 2019

The EU’s repeal of antidumping duties on imports of US ethanol in mid-May could pave the way for increased shipments to Europe of the biofuel. European ethanol producers have raised concerns over the environmental impact of increased imports, but deeper questions over the sustainability of biofuels remain unanswered. The European ethanol association, ePURE, voiced concerns over the… Read More »

India: The sugar sector is highly politicised
DATE 25May 2019

When I started the research for my paper 15 years ago, over 90 per cent of mills were cooperative. Cooperative mills may be going private for at least two potential reasons: first, the mill is in poor financial health and a private investor buys it out because the investor believes he/she can run the mill… Read More »

India: Modi’s Thumping Victory Expected to Weigh on Global Sugar Market
DATE 25May 2019

The sugar industry in India, which jostles with Brazil as the world’s top producer, is likely to continue to benefit from significant government support after a landslide victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This scenario may weigh on raw sugar futures in New York, which are already near the lowest in about seven months. In… Read More »

Austria: Sugar beet area to fall a further 10.1% in 2019
DATE 24May 2019

The area sown to sugar beet in Austria will likely contract by a further 10.1% in 2019 to 28,094 ha, the country’s statistical agency said on April 18. Area under the crop had already fallen by 26.8% to 31,246 ha in 2018 from 42,684 ha in 2017 mainly.

Brazil: Hydrous ethanol sales jump 21.5% in Centre-South
DATE 24May 2019

Brazil’s Centre-South ethanol producers sold 934.72 million litres (246.92 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of May, up by 21.53% on the year. This is the largest volume ever recorded in the first half of this month, local sugarcane industry association Unica said. Anhydrous ethanol sales jumped 16.35% to around 382.36 million litres from 328.63… Read More »