International Sugar Journal

Uzbekistan – New US$100 million beet sugar factory planned [Registered]

Construction of a new beet sugar plant in the in the Tashkent region will commence in the near future, according to local press reports.

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Ukraine – Low global sugar price forces ED&F Man to shut its beet sugar factory [Full subscriber]

ED&F Man’s beet sugar factory Zaselsky will not be operational for the next two years as the drop in global sugar price has made it uncompetitive, according to local press reports.

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Egypt – Al Ghurair Group invests in a new 900,000 t beet sugar factory [Full subscriber]

The Dubai-based Al Ghurair Group has agreed to invest US$333 million into a new beet sugar factory and supporting sugar beet farming operation in the Minya province, Egypt.

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UK – Yorkshire is unlikely to see a new beet sugar factory [Full subscriber]

Proposed new beet sugar factory in Yorkshire seems increasingly unlikely following the breakdown in talks between the investor Al-Khaleej International and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

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Romania – Pfeifer & Langen to close its beet sugar factory in Oradea [Registered]

The Pfeifer & Langen-owned “Diamant” sugar factory in Oradea, one of the largest in the country, will close this spring, as it has not been profitable, according to local press reports.

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Spain – Al-Khaleej’s new beet sugar factory passes the environmental impact hurdle [Full subscriber]

Environmental impact study for the planned new beet sugar factory in the Expación Mérida industrial estate was given the green light by the local authority in early December, according to local press reports. This is pending the factory owners address 70 recommendations before final approval.

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Spain – New €424 million beet sugar factory awaits planning approval [Registered]

The municipality of Extremadura received in May planning permission to build a new beet sugar factory in the industrial park Expacio Mérida ((Badajoz). A range of supporting documents has been submitted to the Environment and Rural division which includes both the application for the new build and environmental impact study.

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Belgium – New €300 mln beet sugar factory proposed [Registered]

Based on a co-operative model, a new 14,000 t beet/day factory, sited probably in the main beet growing region of Wallonia, is proposed by the administrators of the Association of Walloon beet growers (ABW), according to local press reports.

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UK – Alternative site for Al Khaleej’s new beet sugar plant is also in Yorkshire [Registered]

Two planning applications were made in Yorkshire by Al Khaleej International to build a new beet sugar factory.

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UK – Al Khaleej planning to build over 500,000 t capacity beet sugar factory in Yorkshire [Registered]

Planning application has been submitted to Harrogate borough council for the construction of a new beet sugar factory in north Yorkshire.

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