USA: Growth Energy – More biofuels vital to improving US energy outlook
DATE 16Feb 2018

Federal forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) demonstrate a clear and growing need for U.S. biofuels says Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. The EIA “reference” case, which contains projections through 2050 based on current trends and regulations, predicts an 18 percent increase… Read More »

Australia: Australian sugarcane growers happy with Peru trade deal
DATE 15Feb 2018

Bundaberg cane farmers are excited following the signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement that will initially see 30,000 tonnes of sugar exported from Australia to Peru. It is reported by NewsMail. PAFTA will eliminate 99.4 percent of tariffs that exporters face into Peru, putting our farmers on equal footing with foreign competitors. Under the… Read More »

Iran: Sugarbeet Production at Record High
DATE 15Feb 2018

iran produced a record high of 8 million tons of sugarbeet in the current Iranian year (ends March 20), the executive of the Ministry of Agriculture’s so-called Sugarbeet and Sugar Project announced. “With 2 million tons, West Azarbaijan Province was the biggest producer of sugarbeet in the country,” Alireza Yazdani added.

USA: Analysts see adequate U.S. sugar supplies
DATE 15Feb 2018

Although there may be some “bumps” along the way, analysts speaking at the International Sweetener Colloquium on Feb. 12 expect adequate sugar supplies in the United States during the remainder of the 2017-18 marketing year that ends Sept. 30. Beet sugar supplies mostly are committed for the rest of the year, but cane supplies are… Read More »

Uganda: Smuggled sugar blamed for crumbling sugar industry
DATE 15Feb 2018

Uganda’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has said the smuggling of duty-free sugar from Kenya is hurting Uganda’s sugar industry.According to the minister, about 55 tonnes of smuggled sugar were seized in operations by the Uganda Revenue Authority from July to December last year. She blames the smuggling on Uganda’s porous borders.… Read More »