France's Cristal Union is to increase the beet slicing capacity of its largest factory from 23,000 t/day to 28,000 t/day by 2020.
Bankruptcy court officials in Italy have announced the auction of "movable assets" from the Termoli sugar plant, effectively closing it.
Ukrainian Radekhiv Sugar plans to purchase six former Mriya Agro sugar plants. Radekhiv Sugar is partially owned by Germany-based Pfeifer & Langen.
World prices plunged, falling below 18 cents/lb. on several occasions, upon speculative selling amid new fears of a sugar glut in 2017/18.
Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) sees opportunities for growth in starch-based ingredients after the expiration of EU quotas.
The Turkish crystalline fructose producer has announced plans to build a modern state-of-the-art corn starch plant in Romania.
The European Commission has proposed to reduce the conventional biofuels share in Europe's energy-use plan to 3.8% by the year 2030.