Tag: sugar

South African sugar industry in talks with government for ethanol production subsidy

South African sugar industry in talks with government for ethanol production subsidy

October 7, 2021 |

In South Africa, Bloomberg reports the South African Sugar Association is discussing with the government the possibility of converting the sugar it exports at a loss, some 800,000 metric tons annually, into ethanol from domestic consumption instead. Doing so would turn the finances of the sugar mills and sugarcane farmers around, but only if the […]

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India’s Food Ministry doubles incentive on sugar sacrificed for producing ethanol

India’s Food Ministry doubles incentive on sugar sacrificed for producing ethanol

October 3, 2021 |

In India, The Economic Times reports that with a view to encourage sugar mills to divert excess sugar cane/sugar to ethanol and to achieve targets of blending ethanol with petrol in line with Ethanol Blended with Petrol program, incentive on sugar sacrificed for producing ethanol from B-heavy molasses/sugarcane juice/sugar syrup/sugar has been doubled from October […]

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Indian sugar diversion to ethanol seen at 3.5M tons in 2021/22

Indian sugar diversion to ethanol seen at 3.5M tons in 2021/22

September 7, 2021 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that due to record diversion of sugarcane and molasses to ethanol production, sugar production for the coming 2021/22 season is expected to fall to 30.5 million metric tons compared to 30 million tons during the current 2020/21 season. While 2 million tons of sugar equivalent was diverted […]

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South African sugar industry needs ethanol policy to survive

South African sugar industry needs ethanol policy to survive

February 16, 2021 |

In South Africa, Farmers Weekly reports that producing ethanol could help to revive the national sugar industry which has been hit by foreign imports while 800,000 metric tons annually is exported at a loss. The government has been slow to develop and then implement ethanol blending which could serve as a lifeline for the industry […]

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Indian Prime Minister to announce major ethanol support scheme next week

Indian Prime Minister to announce major ethanol support scheme next week

September 15, 2020 |

In India, Zee Business reports that the Prime Minister is looking to announce significant supports to the sugar industry next week in an effort to further boost ethanol production in line with the aim to reduce fossil fuel imports and improve air quality. A meeting was held Tuesday with all major government, private sector and […]

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Brazil playing hardball with sugar-for-ethanol quota swap

Brazil playing hardball with sugar-for-ethanol quota swap

August 31, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that US ethanol exporters will likely have to begin paying 20% duty on all ethanol going to Brazil as the country is expected to not renew the tariffs set to expire on August 31. The Trump Administration has sought to keep the tariffs in place at the behest of the US […]

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Brazilian ag minister frustrated by delays in support for sugar and ethanol industry

Brazilian ag minister frustrated by delays in support for sugar and ethanol industry

May 4, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country’s agriculture minister is “frustrated” with the slow pace of supports for the sugar and ethanol industry suffering from COVID-19. A range of support measures were meant to be published last week but they were stuck within the economy ministry and further delayed by the May 1 holiday. The […]

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USDA announces no need to buy and sell sugar for ethanol this season

USDA announces no need to buy and sell sugar for ethanol this season

December 23, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2019, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020. The CCC is required by law to quarterly announce estimates of sugar to […]

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Major Indian sugar producers push back against sugar as ethanol feedstock despite calling for permission

Major Indian sugar producers push back against sugar as ethanol feedstock despite calling for permission

December 3, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that despite more than 14 million metric tons of sugar stocks that are weighing down the national sugar industry, mills in Uttar Pradesh are not interested in converting excess sugar into ethanol despite the government deregulating feedstock rules to allow it. Even Maharashtra is on the fence about […]

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India looking to promote ethanol production from sugar to reduce glut

India looking to promote ethanol production from sugar to reduce glut

August 28, 2019 |

In India, Cogencis news agency reports that the government is looking to not only ask oil marketing companies to specifically buy ethanol produced from sugar rather than molasses or sugarcane juice in an effort to eat down huge sugar stocks weighing on the market, but a separate floor price for the sugar-based ethanol will likely […]

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