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Notices issued on sugar mill owners’ review plea
DATE 29Dec 2017

A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, asked the mill owners to argue on their review plea on January 10, 2018. Another two-judge bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, had on December 22 directed the sugar mills to pay Rs172 per 40kg to the sugar cane growers. According to the judgment, each sugar… Read More »

IndianOil to start production of biomass-based ethanol
DATE 29Dec 2017

CHANDIGARH: Indian Oil CorporationBSE -0.98 % (IndianOil) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at village Baoli in Panipat district of Haryana. The capacity of proposed plant would be 100 kilo litre of ethanol per day, this was informed during a meeting of Haryana Enterprise Promotion… Read More »

Karnataka gives highest sugarcane price: Minister
DATE 29Dec 2017

Speaking to reporters after inaugurating the residential training school, stem cell laboratory and soil test centre at S Nijalingappa Sugarcane Research Institute, she said: “According to the present FRP, the price for per tonne sugarcane of 9.5% recovery is Rs 2,550. The sugarcane grown in Belagavi gets Rs 2,939 per tonne as the recovery is… Read More »

Kenya: Importer Barred From Offloading 25,500 Metric Tonnes of Brazilian Sugar
DATE 29Dec 2017

Nairobi — Activist Okiya Omtatah has successfully stopped the offloading, on Kenya, of 25,500 metric tonnes of sugar imported from Brazil. The High Court granted the temporary prohibitory order on Wednesday pending the hearing and determination of the suit. Justice John Mativo ordered that the sugar aboard the MV Holy, should not be processed, cleared… Read More »

Switzerland: This biodegradable car is made from sugar bee
DATE 29Dec 2017

Environmentally friendly motoring is often associated with electric or hybrid vehicles or improved fuel efficiency. Now a group of students is challenging the idea that it’s not just the car’s fuel-usage credentials that matter, but its very substance. The quest for greater fuel efficiency has caused car manufacturers to make cars from aluminium and carbon… Read More »