Nigeria: Floods threaten FMN’s N50bn Sunti sugarcane project
DATE 12Oct 2018

The N50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estate (SGSE) built by giant food and agro-allied company, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, in Mokwa, Niger State, has been ravaged by massive flood, leading to suspension of the sugar crushing exercise originally billed to commence production this month. In fact, the massive flood threatening the coming on-stream of… Read More »

Nepal: Sugarcane farmers to get their dues
DATE 12Oct 2018

Sugarcane farmers were elated after the government directed sugar industries to release the amount owed to sugarcane farmers within five days. The farmers are yet to get paid for the sugarcane they sold seven months ago. A meeting of ministers, along with secretaries from different departments, held in Kathmandu on Monday directed entrepreneurs to release… Read More »

Fiji: Sugarcane growers fund farmer consultation
DATE 12Oct 2018

Mr Karan conveyed to the farmers that Government is committed in revitalising the industry. He said his office has approved quite a number of small grants for plants and equipment. Farmers have requested for assistance for purchase of trucks and harvesters and Mr Karan has advised he would look at the needs subject to availability… Read More »

Austria: Sebigas to develop 17.5 MW biogas plant to process Brazilian sugarcane waste
DATE 12Oct 2018

Italian biogas design and construction specialist, Sebigas, has been awarded a contract to develop a large anaerobic digestion facility to process sugar cane waste in Brazil. The conract, between the Italian firm’s Brazilian subsidiary Sebigas Do Brasil and Raízen-Geo (a JV company between Shell and energy firm Cosan), is for the construction of the plant… Read More »

Bulgaria: Brazil’s Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales rise 38% in September
DATE 12Oct 2018

Brazil’s Centre-South ethanol producers sold 1.8 billion litres (475.5 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in September for a 38.09% year-on-year increase. Anhydrous ethanol sales stood decreased to 324.01 million litres in the latter half of the month from 379.12 million litres registered a year earlier, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Wednesday. In all,… Read More »