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India: Kawardha BJP demands payment for sugarcane farmers
DATE 10May 2019

Bharatiya Janata Party Kawardha district unit on Thursday handed over a memorandum to Kabirdham district collector, addressed to Chhattisgarh Governor, demanding immediate release of payment for the sugarcane procured from farmers among other issues. District BJP leaders also staged a day-long sit-in-demonstration near Bharat Mata Statue, Ambedkar Chowk, Kawardha to press for their various demands.… Read More »

Nigeria: Industrial potential of lemon grass, sugarcane
DATE 10May 2019

Not all grass is weed. Many people do not know that some grass species have economic value. Some of these include cereals like maize, millet and fonio. In this piece, I would like to discuss two types of grass that you probably didn’t know belong to the grass family; they are not as cultivated around… Read More »

USA: EPA issues guidance on registration of corn kernel fiber pathways
DATE 9May 2019

The U.S. EPA has published a document that provides guidance on how to demonstrate that an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch at a traditional ethanol facilities satisfies the applicable regulatory requirement. A notice posted to the agency’s website states that affected stakeholders have sought clarification… Read More »

USA: UNICA-Data show record setting 2018-’19 season for ethanol
DATE 9May 2019

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data confirming the country set new records for ethanol production, consumption and sales in 2018-’19. UNICA also released data on the first two weeks of the new harvest season. According to UNICA, Brazil produced a record 33.1 billion liters (8.74 billion gallons) of ethanol during the 2018-’19… Read More »

India: GD Foods to set up 15,000-tonne sugar mill for Rs 500 crore in UP
DATE 9May 2019

GD Foods, the promoter of Tops brand of processed food items, said on Wednesday that it is investing Rs 500 crore in a greenfield sugar mill project in Uttar Pradesh. The plant, which will have an annual sugar production capacity of 15,000 tonnes, will be operational before the end of 2020, GD Foods vice chairman Nitin Seth told Business Standard here. “We have started talks… Read More »