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Zimbabwe: Tongaat Hulett seeking government support for ethanol expansion project
DATE 25Jul 2019

In Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Eye reports that sugar giant Tongaat Hulett is seeking assistance from the government to that it can invest in ethanol production expansion to 60 million liters annually from 40 million liters currently. The increased ethanol capacity comes as a result of conversion of 3,000 ha of land to sugarcane that will provide the… Read More »

India: District authorities asked sugar mill owners to clear dues of cane growers in Muzaffarnagar
DATE 25Jul 2019

The district authorities have asked sugar mill owners to clear dues of cane growers, warning that strict action would be taken against them if they failed to do so by August 31, officials said Wednesday. District Magistrate Selva Kumari J reviewed the payment of dues to sugarcane farmers with senior officials Tuesday evening. She asked the… Read More »

USA: New York publishes proposed rule to allow E15 sales
DATE 25Jul 2019

The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a proposed rule July 24 to allow E15 sales within the state. The move will soon open the nation’s fourth largest gasoline market to sales of the fuel blend. The rulemaking comes nearly a nine years after the U.S. EPA first issued a waiver allowing E15 to… Read More »

India: Only 3% area for sugarcane sown due to bad rains in Maharashtra
DATE 24Jul 2019

Scanty rainfall in sugarcane-growing regions of the state has impacted its plantations in Maharashtra. As per government records, sugarcane plantation has happened only on 3% area as against 78 % last year. The total Kharif sowing is also a paltry 54% as compared to 100 % last year. Out of 1.49 crore hectares of possible… Read More »

Brazil: Bunge, BP merge Brazil ops to create world’s No 3 sugarcane processor
DATE 24Jul 2019

US commodities trader Bunge Ltd and British energy company BP Plc said on Monday they will merge their Brazilian sugar and ethanol operations to create the world’s third largest sugarcane processor. The joint venture is the largest deal in Brazil’s bioenergy sector since Royal Dutch Shell joined forces with Cosan to form industry leader Raízen… Read More »