Category: Sugar Sector

Brazilian COSAN: How Giants May Indeed Have Feet of Clay

The first month and a half of this New Year 2010 has seen a short and intense sugar happening in Brazil. An instance of those cases for which the Spanish word “coyuntura” is an adequate definition: an event that combines several important and relevant factors in a specific economic, political or social area; in this …

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Central America: Rush to meet Mexico sugar demand

Internet-based reports said that cane cutters in the Central American countries are working overtime to increase production and cover increased demand from Mexico. In Guatemala’s Pantaleon mill, cutters have raised their daily tasks from 6 to 10 tonnes of cane, while Central American millers expect to face no problems in covering Mexican sugar requirements.

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India: Independent refineries near ports planned

A report by the Business Standard said that a process to build independent sugar refineries near ports might be in the making.

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Australia: CSR’s Demerger Plan Rejected by Court

Australia Federal Court has rejected CSR’s demerger plan, which would have seen the company’ splitting its sugar and building materials businesses, based on the uncertainty that the company would face when future asbestos-related claims. The demerger would have created Sucrogen comprising the company’s sugar and renewable energy segments.

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China – Australia: Bright Foods Interested in CSR

Here come the Chinese. The Chinese food conglomerate Bright Foods, through its subsidiary Shanghai Sugar, Cigarette & Wine, has expressed its interest in acquiring CSR sugar and energy business for USD 1.4 billion in cash.

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La Réunion and Tanzania: French Tereos to Acquire Majority Stake in Quartier Français

Pending approval by the competition authorities, the French company Tereos will acquire the majority stake in Société Sucrière du Quartier Français, part of the Quartier Français Group.

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Mozambique: Massingir ethanol project cancelled

The Mozambican government cancelled the Procana project, a major ethanol-sugar production venture in Massingir in the Gaza province in the country’s southern region, after the company failed to develop its production plans.

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Brazil-China: Petrobras and PetroChina Evaluate Joint Ethanol Production

Two major state-owned companies, the Brazilian energy giant Petrobras and PetroChina, signed on 23 December a six-month memorandum of understanding to explore joint projects to produce cane-based ethanol in Brazil and export it to China.

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Kenya: Mumias Sugar Into Diversification and Foreign Investments

Mumias Sugar Company, Kenya’s largest sugar company, has launched a KES 3.5 billion (USD 45 million) project to build an ethanol distillery plant in order to diversify its revenue base. The company also plans to spend some KES 23.4 billion (USD 31.14 million) in acquiring other sugar operations in the country and in the region …

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India – Brazil: Renuka Sugars Acquires Brazilian Company

In the first operation of its kind, India’s largest refiner Shree Renuka Sugars (SRSL) has acquired the sugar and ethanol producer Vale Do Ivai (VDI) in southern Brazil.

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